News from the PIC
This summer, students worked at local employers in a variety of sectors, gaining industry-specific knowledge and skills like communication, time management, and professional etiquette that they will carry with them through college to early career.
As one of nine Success Boston coaching organizations, the PIC employs six postsecondary coaches who help students make their way through college toward graduation and a successful career.
Working at WS Development for the summer helped Claudio develop career aspirations and begin to envision himself actually attaining them.
Working with Yvonne Howard, senior risk consultant, and the rest of her team, Kiara performed risk analysis on new projects and initiatives at BCBSMA.
Operators of Boston's comprehensive career centers and new career center access points have been selected through an open and competitive procurement process.
“I think it’s important to be willing to learn. At first, I was apprehensive and I really didn’t know what to expect from this summer, but I ended up learning a lot about an area that was completely new to me,” says Julian.
Recent Boston Public Schools graduates Anastasia and Kevin got a taste of what it's like to work at a start-up tech company through their PIC-brokered internships at Toast this summer.
When the final bell signals the close of the 2016-17 school year, summer jobs will ensure that students' career development education continues.
The goal is to prepare more Boston residents to fill a growing number of jobs that require at least mid-level education or training—jobs that employers are finding it increasingly challenging to fill.
A new brief from the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy explores how to promote college success for Opportunity Youth (OY) and first-generation students in postsecondary education.