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Karrie Ann Jean, Executive Director

Karrie AnKarrie A Newcomb Jean

 Executive Director

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Notice of non discrimination policy as to students:  Mattapan/ Greater Boston Technology Learning Center, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin in the administration of its education policies, scholarship and loan programs; and all other school administered programs.  

Mattapan/Greater Boston Technology Learning Center, Inc.

The Mattapan/ Greater Boston Technology Learning Center, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) charitable workforce development center, approved by Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development as a training provider. Our mission is to promote self-sufficiency by empowering people through job training, career building and leadership. Make a donation to keep our teen job training program free for all. Donate Now!  

Although the unemployment rate fells to 6% nationwide, the unemployment rate among the Black and Latino communities remains at 10% in the Boston's neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Dorchester, Roslindale and Hyde Park. There are many factors that have caused the hike of unemployment among these groups, but one of the most important factors is the lack of professional and basic computer skills.

Many people have lost their jobs because they don’t have the basic computer skills required to keep the job that they have been doing for many years. Others don’t have the computer skills necessary to look for jobs online. In today’s technology era, many people in our community cannot compete in the job market because of  lacking computer skills. The Mattapan/ Greater Boston Technology Learning Center, Inc. was established to provide solutions to these problems.
Our goals: Mattapan Tech's primary goal is to provide low and no cost job training opportunities and job placement assistance to 600 individuals every year; 200 students per session with each session running for 4 months.
Each training program includes classroom presentation and hands-on training in a real workplace environment. By the end of each training session, we expect our students to be qualified  to take and pass their professional certification exams and have the necessary credentials and work experience to earn an entry level position in retail or in the technical service industry and maintain the position.
After successfully training our students, we continue to assist them with job search and job placement and monitor their job performance and social progress for at least one year.
Mattapan Tech has a reputation for its achievement in helping its students developing technical and leadership skills through a unique curriculum that focuses on real life bench work, apprenticing and challenging academic courses. We prepare our students to pass their professional certification test, to perform and lead in this changing technology world.  95% of Mattapan Tech students pass their professional certification test in Office, PC Repair and Project Management even before they complete the program.
Our diversity: Mattapan tech's student body is composed of young and older adults from 14 ethnic backgrounds. They come from several cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.The student population of Mattapan Tech is very diverse, it is composed of   2% Caucasian, 25% African-American, 23% Haitian,  30% other Caribbean nationals (Barbadian, Jamaican, Trinidadian, Monserratian, etc.), 8% Hispanic,   5% African (Ghana, Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc.), 17%  others (India, Pakistan, China, Vietnamese, Cambodia etc),. Most of the students reside in Dorchester, Mattapan, Roxbury, Randolph, Brockton, Somerville, Cambridge, Malden, Everett, Lynn and Waltham. We have a few students from other neighboring states including New Hampshire and Rhode Island.    
 
Our programs: Mattapan Tech currently offers:
Job Training and Job Search
Family Support Programs
Immigration Advocacy

Our job training includes the following programs:
  •  Entrepreneurship
  • Small Project Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Technology and Internet for Beginners
  • PC Repair and CompTIA A+ Exam Preparation
  • Computer Network Specialist and CompTIA Network+ Exam Preparation
  • English as a Second Language and Computer Literacy for Job Seekers.
 
Besides the educational programs of Mattapan Tech, the center is involved in the following community projects:
 
  • Voter registration and education program to encourage people to get involved and participate in the US Democracy;
  • A free translation program for Haitian immigrants;
  • An Immigration Assistance Program in collaboration with local attorneys and law school students;
  • Community civic awareness program to inform and educate the new immigrant community about citizens rights and responsibilities;
  • Summer technology program for youth;

 

Sponsored by: The United Christian Fellowship Urban Ministries 
The Mattapan/ Greater Boston Technology Learning Center,Inc.

Mattapan Tech is a public institution under Internal Revenue code 501(c)(3)

Our partners:

 

The United Christians Fellowship Urban Ministries
firstccb.org

Town Computer

towncomputer.com

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Civic Education
Voter Registration
Translation
Refugee Advocacy

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Immigration Advocacy
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