Creating pathways for students and talent pipelines for employers
The PIC engages employers to make the workplace a learning place, providing Boston public high school students with jobs and internships in professional environments.
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College completion and career connections
The PIC supports BPS graduates in community college as part of Success Boston, focusing on improving completion rates and putting students on the path to rewarding careers.
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Leaving no young adult behind
The PIC collaborates with various partners to ensure disconnected high school graduates have access to pathways that enable them to move forward into further education or careers.
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Getting results through collaboration
In partnership with the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, the PIC oversees the distribution of federal funding, the chartering of career centers, and the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
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Imagining Boston's future workforce
The PIC brings together employers, educators, and workforce partners to design new talent pipelines into industries that are vital to the Greater Boston economy.
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April 12, 2018
Staying the Course: College Enrollment & Completion for Boston Public Schools Students
The PIC released a new report for Success Boston, the city's college completion initiative, detailing the college enrollment and completion of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Class of 2011. In response to a goal set in 2008 that 70% of college-going BPS graduates earn a degree, Staying the Course takes a closer look at the progress we've made as a city, as well as the work we must do to support all students as they pursue postsecondary education.... READ MORE
March 20, 2018
Tech Apprentice: A 10-Year Retrospective
Tech Apprentice was launched in 2005 as a collaborative effort between the Boston PIC, BATEC, and Tech Boston. To-date, the initiative has facilitated more than 1,000 paid IT-related internships for Boston public high school students. The PIC's newly released 10-year retrospective study profiles the 734 students who had a Tech Apprentice internship between Summer 2006 and Summer 2016, examining their subsequent education and employment choices.... READ MORE
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SCHOOL-TO-CAREER BY THE NUMBERS
3,303
BPS students obtained work experience
through the PIC
169
employers hired a
student directly through
the PIC
4,939
BPS students participated in a
work readiness activity
OPPORTUNITY YOUTH BY THE NUMBERS
183
Opportunity Youth received career services at the Connection Center
2,807
students enrolled in the BPS through
BPS-PIC collaboration since 2006
746
REC students have earned a high school diploma
POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS
50.1%
of first-year college enrollees from the BPS Class of 2010 graduated by 2016
422
community college and transfer students coached by the PIC
70.1%
of BPS Class of 2015 graduates enrolled in college within 16 months
CAREER CENTERS BY THE NUMBERS
15,556
job seekers served at Boston career centers
331
employers held job fairs and recruitment events
$21.36
average wage upon employment for career center customers
EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT BY THE NUMBERS
Employment in the computer systems design industry in Boston almost
tripled
between 2008-2016
Nearly
1 in 5
jobs in Boston are in healthcare
544
PIC-coached Boston public high school students in STEM internships in Summer 2017
RESEARCH BY THE NUMBERS
Teen employment rate in Massachusetts during 2016:
33.8%
down 16 percentage points
from 50.3% in 1999-2000
Annual dropout rate:
4.5%
down from 9.4% in 2005-06
4-year BPS high school graduation rate increased from 59.1% in 2006 to
72.4%
in 2016