MAKING THE WORKPLACE A LEARNING PLACE
The PIC’s School-to-Career team connects Boston public high school students with:
- Summer and school year jobs and internships,
- Job shadows at companies throughout Boston,
- Mock interviews with local professionals, and
- Other career awareness and exploration activities.
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Public Schools, PIC Career Specialists and Employer Account Managers coordinate summer jobs and school-year internships for thousands of students each year.
- Career Specialists work within Boston’s public high schools. They guide, mentor, and inspire thousands of students annually and connect them with summer jobs and school-year internships. Throughout the school year, they arrange career awareness and job readiness activities. Click here for a list of Career Specialists by school.
- Employer Engagement Staff broker the relationships between students and employers by recruiting and supporting the businesses that hire students for a range of challenging jobs at healthcare institutions, financial services firms, life science companies, and other professional organizations.
Pam Morgan, Vice President of Corporate Information Security at State Street Corporation, has become a very important person in the lives of her summer intern, Ely Depina, from the Dearborn STEM Academy and her mentee, Sam Dorgan, from the Josiah Quincy Upper School. State Street has deepened its commitment to summer internships by adding a year-round mentoring program in the context of Boston WINs (Workforce Investment Network) — a $20 million, four-year investment in the PIC and four other high-performing nonprofit organizations.
Boston WINs is an unprecedented mobilization of State Street’s corporate and foundation resources to create a continuum of support for students from high school through college to early career. This collective impact strategy features a pathway approach that includes a pledge to hire 1,000 BPS graduates for entry-level positions once they complete either college or Year Up, a technical training program and WINs partner.
The other four WINs partners work with both high school and college students. Bottom Line, College Advising Corps, and uAspire offer college application and financial aid advice, while the PIC focuses on employment, work-based learning, and career awareness. The Boston WINs strategy extends through college to career-oriented employment, in collaboration with Success Boston, the city’s college completion initiative. By coordinating the activities of the organizations, Boston WINs seeks to provide more comprehensive support to each BPS student in order to achieve measurably better results for both students and employers.Read Less>