News from the PIC

In Review: 2017 Summer Jobs Program

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.

New Postsecondary Initiatives

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.

Claudio: Building career aspirations at WS Development

Working at WS Development for the summer helped Claudio develop career aspirations and begin to envision himself actually attaining them.

Kiara: Risk analysis at Blue Cross Blue Shield MA

Working with Yvonne Howard, senior risk consultant, and the rest of her team, Kiara performed risk analysis on new projects and initiatives at BCBSMA.

Boston Career Center Operators Selected

Operators of Boston's comprehensive career centers and new career center access points have been selected through an open and competitive procurement process.

Julian: Growing a new skillset at the Arnold Arboretum

“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.

Anastasia & Kevin: Cracking the code at Toast

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.

Preparing Students for a Summer of Work and Learning

When the final bell signals the close of the 2016-17 school year, summer jobs will ensure that students' career development education continues.

Announcement: Major Investment in Boston's Workforce Development

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.

New Report: Opportunity Youth College Success

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.
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