C-Town Tech

At a Glance

What do you get when you cross a global software giant with a Boston high school? The next generation of STEM professionals, innovators, and entrepreneurs ready to change the world.

Capabilities

Design

Invest

Scale

Influence

Areas of Work
  • Ensuring Equity in Advancement
  • Meeting Employer Needs
  • Preparing for the Future of Work
Experts Involved
Status
In progress
Locations
  • MA

Linking High School, College, and Career in Boston

Today's high school students need to graduate with skills and knowledge relevant to jobs that may not yet exist. C-Town Tech, an IT-focused early college and career pathway program at Charlestown High School in Boston, Massachusetts, is preparing students for our rapidly changing world.

Launched in the fall of 2015, C-Town Tech is a dynamic partnership among Boston Public Schools, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston Private Industry Council, the city of Boston, JFF, and global software company SAP. JFF provides strategic support—everything from convening partners and synthesizing data to state advocacy and outreach to funders and employers.

C-Town Tech students learn cross-cutting technology skills and knowledge that will enable them to succeed in many different industries, including IT. Through the pathway, they take college-level IT and general education courses that count toward a postsecondary degree, explore potential careers in Boston's high-demand, high-tech sectors, and are connected to local mentors at SAP.

When Jobs for the Future came to us with the idea of partnering with SAP to begin C-Town Tech, we thought 'This is it. This is the opportunity to pilot a program.' C-Town Tech is really a leveler. It believes in students' ability to learn, regardless of background.

Dr. Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College

SAP and C-Town Tech: Preparing Students for the Digital Economy