Boston PIC Honors Community and Learning Partnerships Director

October 20, 2015

Boston PIC Honors Community and Learning Partnerships Director

Boston PIC Honors Community and Learning Partnerships Director

 

 

President Pantic was on hand as Erik Miller (second from right) accepted his PIC Achiever Award

Miller, BARC ’07, MARC ’10, was honored during the Boston PIC 2015 Annual Meeting held September 16 at the Federal Reserve Bank Auditorium. Members of PIC noted that Miller and his team at Wentworth are “pushing the envelope when it comes to building partnerships with schools and community-based organizations to advance STEM education in Boston.”

The group specifically cited Miller hosting the PIC Classroom at the Workplace program, and his work in developing Dual Enrollment and RAMP, Wentworth’s pre-college summer bridge program for Boston youth, which expanded this year to include both incoming first-year students as well as rising high school seniors.

The PIC award also recognizes Miller’s membership in the Boston STEM Network, where he has taken on a leadership role in the subcommittee on High School to Higher Education Transitions. “[Miller is] urging his colleagues to think differently about how their institutions work with our school district to support students in their pursuit of STEM degrees, certificates, and careers,” read the official PIC awards program.

In his acceptance speech, Miller acknowledged the importance of fostering long-term partnerships.

“I want to thank PIC for believing that RAMP can have a positive influence on the youth of Boston by helping to get the program started five years ago,” he said.

PIC serves as the Workforce Development Board and a school-to-career intermediary for the City of Boston. The group works with higher education groups, Boston Public Schools, various businesses, and government, labor, and community organizations with the goal of creating career pathways and re-engaging young adults who have fallen behind.

Others awarded during the Annual Meeting including representatives of Boston International High School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Bunker Hill Community College, Tufts Medical Center, and other local groups. President Zorica Pantić serves on the PIC Board of Directors.

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