SQUARE TECH COMPUTER REPAIR AND TRAINING CENTER

Square Tech's IT Training Program for Teens

Registration is now closed for Spring 2021.

The Square Tech Teen Program is a paid internship that recruits High School students between ages of 14 - 19 while providing training in technology and business focused workshops.

 

 

This tech-based youth program engineers a foundation of learning and developing skills through a series of technology and business based training workshops. Youth then apply their learned IT training to refurbish computers, which are then available for suggested donation. This effectively increases affordable access to technology to some of Boston’s most unconnected communities.

Square Tech is also offering Volunteer internships. Did you know that your volunteer experience looks great on college and scholarship applications, but did you know that it can also help you land a job? Square tech is offering volunteer spring internships for students through technology and business based workshops. To learn more or apply for a volunteer internship read information below.

Held in one of CSTO’s spaces, our young people are learning skills to become successful in the technology field while building lasting friendships with their peers and adults.​ These young people are learning the necessary skills to become successful, thriving members of society. 

Square Tech's Intro to Tech Training Program

Paid Internship

Square Tech's College Level Program

Google IT Support Specialist  Paid Internship

 
This internship is for High School students between the ages of 14 - 19.
Application deadline is January 7th, 2021
Square Tech training Interns working on building and repairing computers. 

Through our Square Tech Computer Repair and Training Program, interns will participate in virtual workshops with IT staff from square tech. You will also receive supplies needed to do hands-on activities at home. Teens can choose 3-4 workshops for their internship based on their interest. 

 

The internship will be virtual Monday - Friday from 4-6pm and will begin January 25, 2021 and end May 14, 2021. This is a 16 week internship.

 

Throughout the Intro to Tech program, interns will:

  • Earn a stipend while learning new technical skills.

  • Undergo workshops and hands-on training that covers the fundamental knowledge and concepts of jobs in the entry-level IT fields.

  • Explore how a network works, the concept and hands on to build a computer, coding through computer science, create an app with App Inventor and learn how a business runs through business management.

  • Build their workforce skills.

  • Apply their learned IT skills to refurbish computers.

  • Gain experience in technology

  • Participate in IT webinars

  • Choose three - four workshops they would like to take.

To learn more, please contact Irene Matos Chan 

Senior IT Program Manager at ichan@cstoboston.org 

This internship is for High School students in
11th & 12th grade only.
Application deadline is January 8th, 2021
Through our Square Tech Computer Repair and Training Program, you can take a Google IT Support Professional Class virtually at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, earn a stipend, and upon completion can receive your Google IT support certificate and even college credit.
Hosted on Coursera, the program consists of five courses that cover key topics in IT support; they are Troubleshooting, Customer Service, Networking, System Administration, Security and Operating Systems.
Students will also hear from google employees with unique background and perspectives. Students gain exclusive access to interview and resume prep resources in Google’s private completer community on Coursera. Students will also be able to search for open roles on the Completer Community Job board.
The internship will be virtual three days a week (days TBD) from 4-6pm and will begin the week of January 25, 2021 and end on May 14, 2021. This is a 16 week internship.
 
Those who complete the program can choose to have their info sent to a consortium of leading employers who have agreed to consider google certificate holders.  

To learn more, please contact Irene Matos Chan 

Senior IT Program Manager at ichan@cstoboston.org 

Square Tech training Interns working on building and repairing computers. 

Square Tech's Volunteer

Intro to Technology Internship

This internship is for High School students between the ages of 14 - 19.
Application deadline is January 8th, 2021

Square Tech's Summer Training

Teen Internship

 
 

Through our Square Tech Computer Repair and Training Program, volunteers will participate in virtual workshops with IT staff from square tech. You will also receive supplies needed to do hands-on activities at home. Teens can choose up to 4 workshops for their volunteer internship based on their interest. 

 

The internship will be virtual Monday - Friday from 4-6pm and will begin January 25, 2021 and end May 14, 2021. This is a 16 week internship.

 

Throughout the Intro to Tech Volunteer internship, interns will:

  • Learn new technical skills.

  • Undergo workshops and hands-on training that covers the fundamental knowledge and concepts of jobs in the entry-level IT fields.

  • Explore how a network works, the concept and hands on to build a computer, coding through computer science, create an app with App Inventor and learn how a business runs through business management.

  • Build their workforce skills.

  • Apply their learned IT skills to refurbish computers.

  • Gain experience in technology

  • Participate in IT webinars

  • Choose three - four workshops they would like to take.

  • Earn volunteer hours 

To learn more, please contact Irene Matos Chan 

Senior IT Program Manager at ichan@cstoboston.org 

 

 

Square Tech Computer Repair & Training Center is looking for High School teens between the ages of 14-19 for our summer program that are excited to learn about computers and technology and are passionate about becoming leaders within their community. We offer a 6 week program and job-training with a focus on:

Game Design

Fun with Makey Makey

Fun with PC Hardware

Business Learn Customer Service

   Summer Program Dates:

TBD

   Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 am-4:30 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 20, 2020

To learn more, please contact Irene Matos Chan 

Senior IT Program Manager at ichan@cstoboston.org 

Square Tech's Program Cycles

CSTO’s Square Tech Teen Program operates in two cycles:

School Year

Intro to Tech

September-December 

January - May

Days: Monday – Friday 

Hours: 4 pm-6 pm

School Year

Google IT support class

September-December 

January - May

3 days a week 

Hours: 4 pm-6 pm

Summer

Intro to Tech

July – August

Days: Monday – Friday

Hours: 11 am-4 pm

Summer

Google IT support class

July – August

3-4 days a week

Hours: 11:30 am-4:30 pm

Closed on Boston Public School holidays

IT Services Offered

 
DUE TO COVID-19 SQUARE TECH IS OPERATING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. CONTACT SQUARE TECH FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT RECENT SERVICE CHANGES.

Hours of Operation Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

To set up an appointment please call (617) 874-1579 or via email squaretech@cstoboston.org

-Free consultation and diagnosis for all computers; 

-Computer services (data transfer, data backup, virus/malware removal, etc.)

-IT consulting services for technology and community centers

-House calls for Castle Square residents-please call ahead to schedule

*Donations can be made with checks and money orders

*Repair may take up to 10 business days.

*Peripherals may be purchased separately:

 Keyboard, Mouse, Mouse & Keyboard Combo, Monitors

 (Payment must be made prior to picking up or dropping off your computer)

Operating year round, located in the heart of the Castle Square community in Boston’s South End, and a licensed Microsoft refurbisher, Square Tech’s purposes are: to provide youth with basic hands-on IT training; develop youths’ 21st century skills; and help bridge the economic digital divide.
Donating Equipment to Square Tech

Do you have unwanted computer equipment? Do you know of a family, or person, that would benefit from affordable access to computer equipment? Do you have computer that needs to be repaired? Do you know of a technology lab that could use an update? If yes, please contact: Phu Tran, Square Tech Social Enterprise and Information Systems Manager, at (617) 617-874-1579 or email ptran@cstoboston.org,

*If you are donating equipment, we ask that you please remove the hard drive before coming by. If you need assistance with removing the hard drive we are happy to help. 

Visit us:

438 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116 (Located near CVS)

Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-6 pm

SQUARE TECH TRAINING

Irene Chan,

Senior IT Program Manager

ichan@cstoboston.org

Office phone: 617-874-1579

SQUARE TECH REPAIR

Phu Tran,

Information Systems Manager

ptran@cstoboston.org

Office phone: 617-874-1579

The Castle Square Tenants Organization - 476 Tremont St - Boston, MA 02116 - 617-357-8548 - info@cstoboston.org

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