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UTEC, Inc.
  • 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
  • 978-856-3902
  • Education | High School Equivalency
HiSET Preparation Classes
Program activities:

UTEC offers an educational component for all participating youth.  It consists of morning circles, HISET, individual instruction as needed, outside job training classes or educational opportunities, afternoon cases in building financial capacity, and other career-building course offerings.

UTEC offers onsite HiSET preparation classes for young adults who do not yet have their high school credentials. With 2 FTE instructors supported by 2 Commonwealth Corps service interns for classroom and tutoring support, UTEC’s education program is highly tailored to individual student needs. Additionally, young adults participate in credit-eligible coursework through a dual-enrollment program with Middlesex Community College, so that academic Education programming continues after a participant earns a HiSET.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Youth between the ages of 17 and 25 years old

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 10
Total hours: 25
Program duration: 48 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: Next start: 5/8/2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
Other Schedule Information: Classes are offered up to 25 hours per week; most students participate for 11-15 hours per week due to their work schedules in UTEC social enterprises during program-day hours.
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

35 Warren Street, Lowell MA 01852 Accessible via public transportation
Additional information about location:

Accessible via public transportation, but UTEC provides van rides to and from the site.

Program requirements: SORI check
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: High school equivalency credential | Certificate of Completion
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Basic skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Transportation (UTEC van rides)
Test/License Fees
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend
Other, please explain: Daily stipend is determined by level of programming

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Marie McCabe
Telephone: 978-856-3902
Program code: UTC-EDUC-HiSET
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes