- Our mission is to help put people to work and assist employers in their human resources needs -
JTEC is a private non-profit corporation that administers both federal and state workforce development grants. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Massachusetts Department of Career Services. These grants serve Barnstable, Duke’s and Nantucket Counties. The services provided by these grants are accessible to job seekers and employers through MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center. JTEC’s employment and training programs serve people who have serious barriers to employment, are low income, and/or have lost their jobs and are receiving Unemployment Insurance. JTEC is and has been, the lead agency and fiscal manager of the Cape’s Career Center, since its inception in 1999.
In 1999, under the guidance of the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board, JTEC, the Department of Career Services, Department of Unemployment Assistance, Department of Transitional Assistance and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission established a partnership to provide labor exchange and related services to job seekers and employers. This collaboration was named Career Opportunities, which became part of the Commonwealth’s one-stop career center system developed to provide an efficient delivery of services to job seeker and employer customers.
When the state made the decision to sell the building on Sea Street Extension, where the career center was located, JTEC, DCS and DUA moved the career center to Perseverance Way, Hyannis.
Strongly believing the career center should be closer to the center of Hyannis, because it would be easier for people to access using public transportation, JTEC purchased 372 North Street which became and remains the home of the Cape’s career center, now known as MassHIRE Cape and Islands Career Center. Five years prior to purchasing 372 North Street, JTEC had purchased the office complex at 88 North Street and moved its Administration office there.
In addition to managing MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center, JTEC is also the fiscal and operational manager of its affiliates, Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (
CAACI is also located at 372 North Street.