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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November 7, 2018
New Directions: Creating Career Pathways for and with Opportunity Youth
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Boston Opportunity Youth Collaborative (OYC) brought together 200 community partners to present its new report on connecting opportunity youth to education, training, and employment opportunities.... READ MORE
September 19, 2018
Summer Jobs 2.0
How cities are tackling the talent shortage and building the next generation of skilled workers.... READ MORE
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SCHOOL-TO-CAREER BY THE NUMBERS
2,520
BPS students obtained summer jobs
through the PIC
Over
$9 million
employer-paid wages generated,
school-year and summer
147
employers hired a
student through the PIC
OPPORTUNITY YOUTH BY THE NUMBERS
3,092
students re-engaged through BPS-PIC collaboration since 2006
Annual dropout rate –
3.6%
the lowest on record,
down from 9.4% in 2005-06
824
REC students have earned a high school diploma
POSTSECONDARY SUCCESS BY THE NUMBERS
51.6%
of first-year college enrollees from the BPS Class of 2011 graduated by 2017
521
community college and transfer students coached by the PIC
70.8%
of BPS Class of 2016 graduates enrolled in college within 16 months
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
Massachusetts teen employment rate –
32%
down from 50% in 2000
46%
increase in Professional and Technical Services
employment in Boston over past 10 years
657
PIC students in STEM-related internships in Summer 2018