The Boston PIC and the Boston Opportunity Agenda are pleased to announce the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative's request for proposal (RFP) for a connection center. We seek an organization or organizations to establish a connection center or centers for young people who have a high school credential (GED or diploma), are between the ages of 20 and 24, and are out of school and out of work but want to connect to education or job training. Please find relevant materials and resources below.
The Boston Healthcare Careers Consortium, convened by the Boston PIC, recently released a new policy brief called "From Classroom to Employment: Who Is Hired in Boston's Healthcare Sector?" The brief is based on a 2013-2014 data pilot project led by the Consortium to understand the employment prospects of graduates from healthcare-specific programs at community colleges, and to understand employer preferences for entry-level hires.
This spring, the Boston STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Network, in partnership with the Boston Public Schools, Boston After School & Beyond, and the Boston PIC, released its first report, titled “Assessing the State of STEM in Boston.” The report provides a foundational understanding of Boston Public Schools student achievement and interest in STEM subjects and careers, as well as the capacity of the out-of-school time STEM community to serve our students.