The Bronx PIC
The Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC) is an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools, and community organizations develop talent pipelines in the Bronx. The Bronx PIC connects Bronx employers with the talent they need to achieve their long-term business goals, creates internships and work-based learning opportunities for Bronx students, and helps to build a bright economic future for the borough.
Founded by HERE to HERE in partnership with the Bronx Borough President’s Office, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and a diverse group of local employers and institutions, the Bronx PIC is committed to supporting the evolving needs of Bronx businesses and partnering to prepare Bronx students to generate inclusive economic growth across the borough.
For too long, the employer voice has not been central to the design and implementations of workforce development initiatives. The PIC brings employers together to articulate common needs and challenges, and develop shared solutions. PIC members start with a common mission: to develop more prepared workforce and a deep base of local talent from which employers can recruit. Together, PIC employers are committed to:
In 2018, The Bronx PIC employers piloted summer internships. In the course of a single summer, The Bronx PIC employers hosted 257 student interns for six-week internship. 175 of these students were a part of the HERE to HERE high school network, which represents ten schools and roughly 3,500 students. The summer pilot successfully established meaningful relationships between Bronx employers and youth, and demonstrated the employer value of engaging young people.
Learn more about the PIC
Read Building Opportunity for Bronx Employers and Youth, a report that shares the story of the PIC and our vision for its future, and check out our feature in Next City, Bronx Tackles Youth Workforce Development. You can also join us on Twitter, to get frequent updates from The Bronx PIC.
Interested in joining? We’d love to hear from you
Dr. Eddie Summers
Executive Director, The Bronx PIC