Learning outside the classroom and beyond the school day
For young people, the workplace offers an opportunity to build critical skills that complement academic learning - sills like communication, collaboration, and time management.
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College completion and career connections
The PIC provides postsecondary coaching services to Boston students as part of Success Boston, the city's college completion initiative.
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Leaving no young adult behind
Even as we focus on advancing Boston youth from high school to meaningful careers, the PIC is dedicated to re-engaging those who have fallen behind or left school altogether.
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Collaboration gets results
The PIC charters Boston's Career Centers and complementary Access Points. In partnership with OWD, the PIC oversees federal workforce funding and training voucher distribution.
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Partners in talent development and workforce diversity
Greater Boston has become a hub for innovative businesses, even as our mainstay industries are transforming themselves through technology.
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March 16, 2020
UPDATED: What We Are Doing to Keep Our Community Connected Re: COVID-19
Consistent with guidance from local, state, and federal health officials, PIC offices will be closed at least through Friday, March 27. In the interim, PIC staff will be reaching out to the students, young adults, employers and other partners to offer support.... READ MORE
February 12, 2020
Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative Receives Funding for Data Tracking of At-Risk Students
The Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) has been awarded a grant from the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions to reduce the number of students, particularly young men of color, who get disconnected from high school or community college.... READ MORE
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SCHOOL-TO-CAREER BY THE NUMBERS
2,511
BPS students obtained summer jobs
through the PIC
Over
$9 million
employer-paid wages generated,
school-year and summer
54%
of BPS 2018 graduates obtained a
job or internship in high school through the PIC
OPPORTUNITY YOUTH BY THE NUMBERS
3,338
students re-engaged through BPS-PIC collaboration since 2006
983
students enrolled into BPS through the REC have earned a high school diploma
849
students dropped out of BPS during SY17-18,
an increase of 153
POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS
52%
of Boston’s residents 25 and older have an Associate or higher degree
512
community college and transfer students coached by the PIC
66%
of BPS Class of 2018 graduates enrolled in college the year after
CAREER CENTERS BY THE NUMBERS
15,515
job seekers served at Boston career centers
761
employers held job fairs and recruitment events
$21.61
average wage upon employment for career center customers
EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT BY THE NUMBERS
123
private sector employers hired a student through the PIC
43
employers hosted student job shadows
45
employers participated in the Healthcare Careers Consortium and TechHire initiatives
BOSTON'S WORKFORCE SYSTEM BY THE NUMBERS
14,881
job seekers served at Boston career centers
698
employers held job fairs and recruitment events
$23.52
average wage upon employment for career center customers