The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), Boston’s MassHire Workforce Board, is one of sixteen workforce boards statewide. City of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, as the chief elected official, appoints the MassHire Boston Workforce Board, which comprises leaders from business, education, government, labor, and community-based organizations. The Board oversees the distribution of public workforce development funds in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD). Spending recommendations for adult and youth service dollars are reviewed in detail by its subcommittees, which include the Workforce Development Committee and the Youth Council.
The Board also charters MassHire Boston Career Centers and works through them to implement workforce development strategies. Career Centers, complemented by community-based Access Points, in collaboration with training providers, community colleges, and employer partners, provide the infrastructure for Boston’s public workforce development system.