About Us

About Four Walls:

Four Walls CTEC is located at 1125 Neal Street, NE, Washington DC 20002 (Ward 5). All of our services are provided on-site. The hours of operation for students are 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.

 Popular Programs:

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.

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:
 
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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

Our mission 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. Educational services provide students with opportunities to

Values

We believe that all students can learn. It is our responsibility to help students demonstrate growth as a result of their experiences with us. It is our job to create an environment at Four Walls Career and Technical Education Center that results in the highest possible level of performance, in the areas of academic readiness in a technological society.