" I was never committed to a program. If the teachers at Four Walls had not of taken the time with me and offered me a job, I know I would have left this program too. This was the best thing that could have happen to me. Because of them I got a job and earned my high school diploma." 

George Kelly

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Four Walls Career & Technical Education Center

Construction Trades Program

  • Core Curriculum
  • Stationary Steam Engineering
  • ​Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Electrical Wiring

Our Instructors​

All Four Walls Career & Technical Education Center teachers are dedicated to giving adult learners the necessary tools and instruction that will enhance their lives. 

Certifications​

  • OSHA-10
  • Flaggers
  • CPR
  • CFC Universal
  • Stationary Steam Engineer Licenses

Popular Programs

Testimonials

Four Walls Career And Technical Education Center​


Serving adults and family educational needs

Mission

The mission of the Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center is to provide unemployed and underemployed District of Columbia residents with basic literacy skills, employability skills, and career and technical education as a means of increasing self-sufficiency and improving quality of life.


Four Walls CTEC is located at 1125 Neal Street, NE, Washington DC 20002 (Ward 5). All of our services are provided on site. Hours of operation for students is 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Total square footage is 13,821, which is dispersed across two floors. The building is accessible via Metro bus and at the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro stop. The first floor of the building is handicap accessible. Four Walls provides all of the equipment necessary for program completion.





The Careers Unlimited classrooms are fully equipped. The National External Diploma Suite is comprised of two offices where individual appointments are held. These offices are equipped with computers for appointments with students. Evening appointments for students who work during the day can be held in the Careers Unlimited classrooms.


The Occupational Literacy Construction Trades Programs occupy four classrooms on the second floor. Each classroom is equipped with essential trade tools for construction for entry level and beyond employment. 





Mission Statement

 

The mission of the Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center is to provide unemployed and underemployed District of Columbia residents with basic literacy skills, employability skills, career and technical education as a means of increasing self-sufficiency and improving quality of life.


Program Goals


The goal of the Four Walls CTE Center programs is to promote self-sufficiency for adults age 18 and over, disadvantaged District residents through contextual learning opportunities that build basic and workplace literacy, employment, entrepreneurial and technological skills so that they can acquire a high school diploma, obtain competitive employment and /or pursue post-secondary education. These goals will be accomplished through the following objectives:

  1. Identify strengths and address individual barriers to self-sufficiency among program participants through individual-centered methods, as evidenced by the completion of individualized assessments and the creation of Individual Student Profiles (ISPs).
  2. Improve basic and workplace literacy skills as measured by participants' advancement of at least one skill/grade level on the CASAS Appraisal, Pre/Post-tests, the attainment of a high school diploma, documentation of the acquisition of SCANS Competencies for employment and advancement, or preparation/entrance into a post-secondary education program.
  3. Prepare participants for competitive employment in one of the region's high demand occupational sectors, the Construction industry, as evidenced by students' attainment of industry-recognized certifications, internships, mentorships, apprenticeships, job-shadowing opportunities, and employment placements and/ or promotions.

Integrated Education and Training

  • Careers Unlimited Program
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
  • Business Entreprenuneurship  
  • ​Digital Literacy