MAKING THE WORKPLACE A LEARNING PLACE
The PIC’s School-to-Career team connects Boston public high school students with:
- Summer and school year jobs and internships,
- Job shadows at companies throughout Boston,
- Mock interviews with local professionals, and
- Other career awareness and exploration activities.
In partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Public Schools, PIC Career Specialists and Employer Engagement Managers coordinate summer jobs and school-year internships for thousands of students each year.
- Career Specialists work within Boston’s public high schools. They guide, mentor, and inspire thousands of students annually and connect them with summer jobs and school-year internships. Throughout the school year, they arrange career awareness and job readiness activities. Find the Career Specialist working at each high school.
- Employer Engagement Staff broker the relationships between students and employers by recruiting and supporting the businesses that hire students for a range of challenging jobs at healthcare institutions, financial services firms, life science companies, and other professional organizations. Learn how to get your company involved.
In the fall of 2015, a group of students at Charlestown High School were willing to enter the world of technology through a new pathway called C-Town Tech. Over the past few years, Pathways Coordinator Aaron Altman has learned from their experiences and applied their insights in order to make C-Town Tech both engaging for students and academically rigorous.
The C-Town Tech pathway makes it possible for students to take classes at Bunker Hill Community College while in high school, work in tech-focused internships, access professional development workshops, connect with mentors, and benefit from academic supports. The PIC career specialist at Charlestown High works with the students, their teachers, and the pathway’s business partner, SAP, to facilitate access to all these opportunities.
The students have developed a range of career interests over the past three years, some in technology and some in other fields. Despite their varying goals, each student has had the chance to explore interests, develop career aspirations, and begin building connections with professionals. Their experiences have shaped C-Town Tech, benefitting both themselves and the students who follow in their footsteps.Read Less>