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"I attended the Virtual Enterprise Program offered by Four Walls, which was a virtual business class, where we actually started a virtual business from scratch.  As a participant, I interviewed for a position withing the virtual business; however, my peers elected me as the Finance Director for the virtual business. Within the office-training portion of the program, we used a simulation program, GMetrix, which reinforced my knowledge. The simulation program and the class facilitator helped me better understand and work with Microsoft Office Programs, in addition to performing many business tasks effectively." 

Trina D Owes

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Four Walls Career & Technical Education Center

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
​​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 in 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, employ-ability 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.

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 Career And Technical Education Center​


Serving adults and family educational needs

Integrated Education and Training

  • Careers Unlimited Program
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
  • Virtual Enterprise Program/ Business Entrepreuneurship  
  • ​Digital Literacy

Construction Trades Program

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

Registration for GED Prep/NEDP Prep, Stationary Steam Engineering (boiler systems), and Core Curriculum (construction foundations) starts August 20 - August 30, 2018. Classes start on Tuesday, September 10, 2018. Please call or submit the contact form.