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Information Technology Careers Program

Information Technology Careers Program

Just-A-Start’s Information Technology (IT) Careers Program is a free educational and career skills program that prepares individuals for Computer User Support Specialist positions in a business environment. The program is ideal for people who are looking for a new career or are entering the job market for the first time. Through this training module, students are able to obtain stackable industry-recognized credentials and certificates (i.e. CompTIA A+ and Network+). Classes are held from 9:00am – 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, at our classroom in Cambridge and at a local community college accessible by public transportation. Students gain knowledge and hands-on experience in Computer Hardware, Windows OS support, Networking techniques, Help Desk-targeted skills such as trouble-shooting and critical thinking and Business Communication.

The program is for Metro North residents (priority to Cambridge residents) who have their high school diploma, are eligible to work in the U.S., and can pass a college entrance exam (Accuplacer). The best candidates for the program have excellent customer service, communication and problem-solving skills, and an interest in technology.

To learn more about the program, please click here to sign up for an info session.

Recruitment is open for our next cohort! The Information Session will provide answers to your questions about the program and instructions for the next step in your application.

For additional questions, please contact us at (617) 918-7520 or

Applicants to one of our workforce training programs will be asked to complete an academic assessment after attending an Information Session. If you are interested in learning more about these assessments, please click here to take a look at the resource guide. Please note that the YouthBuild and Biomedical Careers training programs require the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education), and the Information Technology Careers training program requires the Accuplacer college placement test.  More information about these assessments will provided at our Information Sessions.

JAS is prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity. Nondiscrimination Statement(English)Nondiscrimination Statement(Spanish)