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.