Workforce Development and Social Enterprise
Pine Street Inn offers supportive job training and transitional jobs in food services and housekeeping, providing individuals with the skills they need to secure jobs. Pine Street also supports its housing tenants in helping them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency; for some, this leads to fully independent living.
Approximately 200 men and women enroll in workforce development programs each year. iCater is Pine Street’s social enterprise that extends training and employment opportunities for food services trainees. Trainees learn both the vocational skills and attitudinal skills needed to help them find and maintain employment.
Recent employers that have hired our trainees include: YMCA for Greater Boston, 2b design home, Zoo New England, Intermission Tavern, ServisAir, Guckenheimers Catering, New World Security, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, WBZ-TV, The Vitamin Shoppe, Joe’s Bar & Grill, Bertucci’s, South End House of Pizza, KSM Staffing, Winthrop Yacht Club and Babson College.
Food Services Training Program
Housekeeping Training Program
Every spring, Pine Street hosts a graduation ceremony for the men and women who completed Pine Street’s job training programs during the prior year. Students wear caps and gowns, receive certificates of achievement and invite family members and friends to celebrate their accomplishment. For many, the event is the first graduation the students have experienced.