Program to Provide Year of College-Level Classes to Recent Boston High School Grads
June 21, 2020
Wentworth Institute of Technology will help provide dozens of Boston high school students a college head start through a year-long undergraduate certificate program.
Unofficially known as the “13th Year,” the program will provide between 25 and 40 recent graduates a year of intensive training, including exposure to different careers, at no charge, as detailed in a front-page story in The Boston Globe. Students will take college courses and learn skills including computer-aided design, engineering, digital fabrication and robotics.
The initiative arises from a partnership with Digital Ready, an organization in Boston that seeks to build tangible pathways for underrepresented young people to access opportunities in our innovation economy. The Barr Foundation has committed to funding the program.
“Universities are uniquely positioned to make a positive difference in people’s lives,” said Wentworth President Mark Thompson in the Globe article. “And I think we have a responsibility to use that capability.”
Read the full article at The Boston Globe website.
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- June 29, 2020—University professors and staff members discuss racial inequality and how race is addressed in academia as Wentworth takes steps to reflect, educate and act.
- June 29, 2020—Part II of our discussion with Nakisa Alborz, David Simpson, Alex Cabal, Rebecca Drossman and Aaron Carpenter on the topic of race.