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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September 19, 2018
Summer Jobs 2.0
How cities are tackling the talent shortage and building the next generation of skilled workers.... READ MORE
May 9, 2018
Mayor's Summer Jobs Program Employer Appreciation Reception
​On Wednesday, May 2, the PIC, Bank of America and the City of Boston organized the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program Employer Appreciation Reception. The event convened private sector employers who have committed to hiring Boston youth for summer jobs at their companies and those who are considering bringing high school students into their offices this summer. ... READ MORE
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Sep
26
3:00pm - 2018 Annual Meeting
Please join us for the Boston Private Industry Council's 39th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 26, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium.... 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