Why career-connected learning?
For young people, career exploration allows students to see themselves in a variety of careers. Paid internships offer an opportunity to build critical skills that complement academic learning – skills like communication, collaboration, time management, and problem solving. Internships also allow a student to earn money, to imagine a future career, and to learn about the education and training necessary to get there.
For many Boston high school students, PIC internships are their first experience in a professional environment. PIC Career Specialists work with students to ensure that they are ready for workplace success. PIC Employer Engagement Managers work with employers and supervisors to ensure that they are prepared to supervise and mentor their interns effectively. Employers ensure that their workplaces are also learning places by partnering with students develop skills and reflect on their experiences through a work-based learning plan.