Private Industry Council (PIC)
What is the PIC Job Collaborative Program?
The Job Collaborative is a program that was formed in 1981 by the Boston Private Industry Council.
This program links Boston Public School students' educational achievement and good attendance with employment opportunities. A network of PIC staff, known as Career Specialists, work in 14 Boston High Schools, integrating educational needs with employment objectives. Career Specialists also build and maintain relationships with area businesses to promote employment opportunities.
History of Boston College's Involvement
Since 1985, Boston College has participated in the Boston Private Industry Council's Job Collaborative Program. Each summer, Boston College hires high school students from Boston Public Schools to work in departments across Boston College's campus. The program is funded by the President's Office and administered by the Department of Human Resources. In addition to providing the students with valuable work experience, the program provides several educational workshops for the students, including Computer Skills and College Admissions information.
Students will provide clerical, computer, and general office support in many Boston College departments, including:
- AHANA Student Programs
- Athletics Facilities
- Bureau of Conferences
- Office of Governmental and Community Affairs
- Facilities Services
- Human Resources
- Information Technology Services
- Learning to Learn
- Lynch School of Education
- Parking and Transportation
- Student Affairs - Residential Life
- University Advancement
The PIC committee will be led by Emmanuel Johnson, Employment Specialist, and KimDuyen Ngo, Senior Human Resources Assistant, in partnership with various departments across campus. These departments will provide valuable support and staff expertise during the orientation phase of the program. Our hope for the coming years is to expand the scope and level of involvement of staff members throughout the University who want to become part of this rewarding experience.