The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) today announced the launch of Hack.Diversity, a public-private partnership designed to tackle the underrepresentation of Black and Latino employees in Boston’s innovation economy.
A PIC-commissioned study conducted by the UMass Donahue Institute finds that teen and young adult participation in the labor market has not recovered significantly, in contrast to the near-full employment numbers in most other segments of the labor market.
In September, the PIC, in partnership with SkillWorks, launched the Greater Boston IT/Tech Consortium with a forum focused on workforce challenges, including lack of diversity in the sector across all occupations and lack of exposure between employers and two-year colleges as a talent pipeline.
Today, at the UN’s World Youth Skills Day, the GE Foundation in partnership with the International Labour Organization, announced their commitment to provide quality workplace-based experiences for 16-18 year olds. The program, called the Global Youth Internship Programme, will start in Boston, to be managed by the PIC, and then expand globally in partnership with international NGOs.