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New England Center for Art & Technology, inc.
  • 23 Bradston Street, Boston, MA 02118
  • 617-442-3600
  • Job Retention
Culinary Arts Job Training Program: Job Retention
Program activities:

NECAT’s Culinary Arts Job Training Program helps students achieve personal transformation, long-term employment and economic self-sufficiency. We utilize a holistic 12-week training curriculum focused equally on culinary, social/emotional learning (SEL), job readiness and financial skill development. We also take a number of steps to ensure that, once employed, students have the skills and support to retain their positions and advance in their fields.

Our career services team prepares students for the challenges that lie ahead, particularly through the often-challenging transition out of NECAT and into employment. Our team remains available to graduates for ongoing coaching and future employment needs. Currently, we track 30-day and 3-month job retention, with the goal of expanding to 6-month in near future. We work to maintain communication and strong relationships with both graduates and hiring employers.

NECAT is launching a dedicated Career Center with staff to provide post-program support for its graduates. The goal is to communicate with and support in any way necessary alumni during the transition to work and with their employment supervisors through the first 3-6 months of employment.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Participants who completed NECAT’s Culinary Arts Job Training Program and have gained employment as a result of completing the program.
New programming will be available for members of the Haitian community taught in Haitian-Creole.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 14
Total hours: 2
Program duration: 14 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 8
Program start dates: May 13th, July 8th, September 3rd, October 28th.
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
VariesCase management and job retention skills
Other Schedule Information: Haitian-Creole. This begins in mid April and will run for 9 weeks. We have begun information sessions for those; every Thursday morning at 9:30. 
Is the program offered remotely? No
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

23 Bradston Street, Boston, MA 02118yes, accessible via public transportation
Program requirements: CORI check, SORI check, High school diploma/GED/HiSET
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, job retention for a minimum of 90 days that assist clients to maintain employment

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Elise Brandwein
Telephone: 617-442-3600
Ext: 704
Program code: NCT-JR
ABAWD Qualifying? No