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Prepare for College and a Career

Do you want to earn a college degree? Bridges to College and Careers prepares you not just for college success, but supports you during your job search and continues to be your resource as you advance in your career. Instructors will ensure that you are academically ready for college, while academic coaches help you through the college application and financial aid process, and a career coach will help you find a job after graduation. This program is at no cost to students!

Bridges to College and Careers has helped over 900 students improve their academic skills and enroll in college. Our next Bridges to College and Careers session will be starting in July 2020, and we are accepting applications now! To start the application process, please fill out this form: bit.ly/JVS-BridgesToCollege

Bridges to College and Careers Pathways:

We have three college prep pathways: General StudiesBusiness/Technology, and Biotechnology, as well as our pre-Bridges program English for Academic Success. All of our programs are 23 weeks long and offer academic, career, and financial coaching, as well as a smooth transition to either Bunker Hill Community College or Quincy College:

General Studies prepares students to go to Bunker Hill Community College, where they can study in the program of their choosing. Classes meet part-time in the mornings, allowing students to manage other responsibilities. Students have gone on to study subjects such as Healthcare, Nursing, Languages, Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, and many others.

Business/Technology prepares students or a career in the fields of business and technology offered at Bunker Hill Community College. Classes meet part-time in the mornings, allowing students to manage other responsibilities. In college, students major in in topics such as Finance/Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Management, Engineering, and Information Technology.

Biotechnology prepares students for a career working in the thriving Biotechnology industry doing lab research, manufacturing, and quality control. Classes are part time in the evening. After JVS, students enroll at Quincy College in their yearlong Biotechnology and Good Manufacturing Practices Certificate program.

English for Academic Success (EAS) provides students with the English reading and writing skills needed to succeed in the Bridges to College & Careers program and beyond.

You’ll Learn:

  • Academic skills necessary for success in college
  • Job skills, including resume writing and interview preparation
  • Financial literacy skills

You’ll Receive:

  • Guidance in applying for college and financial aid
  • Opportunities to explore careers and insights into specific career pathways
  • Lifelong career advancement coaching

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older
  • High school diploma (from anywhere in the world), GED, or HISET
  • Intermediate to high English skills
  • U.S. citizen, green card holder, refugee status, or asylee/parolee status

Testimonials from Bridges to College and Careers Graduates:

“Since I began in Bridges to College, my courage, my fighting spirit, and the love of study that I lost 10 years ago has returned. Now when I look forward in my life, the future looks bright. More than a simple bridge to college, this program is really a bridge to a better life.” – Sylvain

“If you are looking for success, if you want to get a degree in college . . . Bridges to College is the right place for you.” – Abdelmalik

“The first thing you have to do is believe in yourself, and then everything is possible.” – Yamileth

Apply Now!

In order to apply, fill out this form and someone from the Bridges to College & Careers team will be in touch: bit.ly/JVS-BridgesToCollege

For more information, or with any questions, please contact our Outreach Specialist, Sarah Chapple-Sokol, by email at schapple-sokol@jvs-boston.org or by phone or text at 617-440-3632.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!