Linking the classroom to the workplace
The PIC engages employers to make the workplace a learning place, providing Boston public high school students with jobs and internships in professional environments.
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College completion and career connections
The PIC supports BPS graduates in community college as part of Success Boston, focusing on improving completion rates and putting students on the path to rewarding careers.
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Re-engaging those who have fallen behind
The PIC ensures no young person is left behind by re-enrolling high school dropouts in the BPS and helping them get back on track to graduation.
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Creating opportunity and driving innovation
The PIC charters Boston's one-stop career centers, providing effective ways for employers to identify motivated job seekers who can meet specific needs.
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March 10, 2017
2017 Job Shadow Day
On March 10, the PIC hosted its 22nd annual citywide Job Shadow Day. More than 400 Boston public high school students were hosted by 26 local employers who gave them a firsthand look at a wide variety of careers. ... READ MORE
March 1, 2017
Greater Boston IT/Tech Forum
Leaders in business, workforce development, and education gathered today to explore strategies to diversify tech talent and increase access to well-paying IT/tech careers.... READ MORE
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Apr
04
9:00am - Healthcare Careers Consortium Meeting
Join us to learn about the Consortium's new strategic plan and hear from faculty and staff at UMass Boston's College of Nursing and Health Sciences.... READ MORE
Apr
05
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SCHOOL-TO-CAREER BY THE NUMBERS
3,723
summer jobs for PIC students
192
employers hired a
student directly through
the PIC this summer
146 employers hosted
850
students on Job Shadow Day
OPPORTUNITY YOUTH BY THE NUMBERS
309
Opportunity Youth received career services at the Connection Center
2,547
dropouts re-enrolled since 2006
Annual dropout rate
4.4%
down from 9.4% in 2005-06
POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS
51.3%
of first time college enrollees from the BPS Class of 2009 graduated by 2015
1,314
college graduates from the BPS Class of 2009, a 79% increase compared to the Class of 2000
108
PIC-coached BPS graduates have earned a college degree since the launch of Success Boston
CAREER CENTERS BY THE NUMBERS
15,661
job seekers served at Boston career centers
456
job fairs and recruitment events
229
employers new to the career centers this year
INDUSTRY NETWORKS BY THE NUMBERS
21
Boston-area healthcare employers participate in the Healthcare Careers Consortium
516
SCILS participants in training programs and internships over 4 years
578
Boston public high school students in STEM internships