NYCETC and Members Discuss Economic Inclusion at NYSEDC's New Economy Conference
From left to right on panel: Marjorie Parker (JobsFirstNYC), Juhanna Rogers (CenterStateCEO), Jose Ortiz, Jr. (NYCETC), and Abe Mendez (Per Scholas).
This Tuesday, NYCETC Executive Director Jose Ortiz participated in a panel discussion on economic inclusion & investing in people at the NYS Economic Development Council’s The New Economy conference at Pace University alongside Juhanna Rogers (CenterStateCEO) and members Marjorie Parker (JobsFirstNYC) and Abe Mendez (Per Scholas). Moderator Madhuri Kommareddi, director of the new NYS Office of Workforce Development, set the tone for the conversation in emphasizing the critical work of not only ensuring that local communities can access jobs in an ecosystem of low unemployment rates and a growing economy, but also helping build true pathways into higher career opportunities for long-term sustainability. Jose stressed that this requires the development of upskilling programs, which are also critical in addressing the oncoming impacts of technology and automation so that workers can malleably move from one type of role to another within a company. Overall, the panel discussed the vital need to always bring the community to the table in any economic and workforce development efforts, and the need for employers and companies to nurture and attract local talent in order to be successful in the long-term.
NYS Announces Empire State Entertainment Diversity Job Training Development Fund
Last week, Governor Cuomo announced a new Empire State Entertainment Diversity Job Training Development Fund that was passed as part of an end-of-session comprehensive capital spending bill and will initially provide $1.05 million per year to ensure that new jobs related to the growth of the entertainment industry are filled by a diverse pool of New Yorkers. The legislation charges Empire State Development with creating regulations for the fund and administrating grants to create the program. ESD will solicit input and suggestions from the film industry, educational community and the public to determine the needs of jobs in the industry and ways to make the program most impactful.
This legislation builds upon a new job training partnership between New York State, NYCETC member Bronx Community College and IATSE Local 52. Announced in October with recruitment beginning in August, the Film Production Training Program at BCC is a new 14-week program that will train up to 100 students annually for work in union trade crafts, such as property, carpentry and electric. New York State awarded BCC a $375,000 grant to cover part of the cost of the two-year program.
Registration Open + Workshop Proposals Due July 31
Registration is now open for our upcoming conference on September 23 at the CUNY Graduate Center! The NYCETC 2019 Conference is the premier event of New York City’s workforce development community, bringing together over 500 national and local experts, employers, workforce professionals, government officials and funders for a day filled with information, idea sharing and networking.
“Designing a System for the Future of Workers” will include topics that explore the variety of opportunities and challenges currently impacting employers, policy officials, philanthropy, jobseekers and workforce organizations, including workforce development policy, the role of technology and big data tools in recruiting practices, employer talent needs, public-private partnerships, and the diversity of NYC’s talent pool.
Interested in presenting a workshop at the conference?
Proposals are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 31 and can be submitted online here.
Thank you to our early partners and supporters!
You can learn more about partnership opportunities here.
The Workforce Benchmarking Network’s (WBN) 2019 Survey - whose data provide field-wide performance benchmarks that are useful reference points for providers, funders and other stakeholders - is launching this summer. The data also help illuminate program characteristics and services that matter to increase participant success rates. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, in partnership with Workforce Professionals Training Institute, invite New York-based organizations to join an informational webinar on Thursday, July 18 at 1 pm to learn more about how to participate and the benefits of joining the network. Learn more about WBN and its data here
Since 2008, the WBN has supported hundreds of workforce development organizations to use program data as a tool to continuously improve outcomes for job seekers, employers and communities. Updated with stakeholder input, changes in the 2019 survey include: new questions to reflect current practices in participant and employer services; the option to report outcomes disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender; new online reports that are more “real time”, more interactive, and offer more refined comparison information. Visit WBN for more information.
Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: Summer Schedule
NYCETC has several Member Strategy Roundtables coming up:
Roundtables will bring together Coalition members to share their concerns, needs, and ideas with us and each other, and to develop shared plans around collective advocacy. You can see all member roundtables scheduled for 2019 by visiting the calendar on our website.
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Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
WPTI - Retention Strategies that Get Results Wednesday July 31 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Info and RSVP
Workshop - Building Bridges: Understanding Fundraising for 2020 (DYCD, Candid, NYC Service and PASE)
Wednesday, July 17 in Staten Island (Info and RSVP)
Monday, July 23 in Brooklyn (Info and RSVP)
Tuesday, July 24 in Manhattan (Info and RSVP)
Wednesday, July 25 in the Bronx (Info and RSVP)
The HOPE Program HOPEworks - starts July 22 (10 week program) - various careers Intervine - starts July 22 (10 week program) - horticulture sector
Info sessions every Monday-Thursday at 8:45 am
For more information, contact Director of Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 347-773-4052 or visit website.
Workshop: Ready…Set…Get A Job! / July 22 at 10 am
Workshop: Informational Interviews - Setting the Agenda and Pitch Ready / July 29 at 10 am To attend or refer a client: call 646.395.4260 or e-mail EmploymentServices@edalliance.org
Building Skills NY
Currently recruiting candidates for full-time entry level construction jobs at over 40 construction job sites throughout NYC. Candidates that meet BSNY minimum requirements are invited to complete an application online and attend an upcoming orientation event. More info here.
CUNY SLU Community Semester Program
Community Semester NYC is a full-time academic internship program offered by the School of Labor and Urban Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY). The program introduces a new generation of students to community organizing in NYC and prepares them to become effective advocates for policy change and innovation in urban settings. More info and application here.
Currently recruiting for the 13 week mentorship program that assist participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Program starts on the week of September 9th. Recruitment will be open until start of program. More info and sign up for info session here.
Retraining Program For Immigrant Engineers @ CAMBA & The Cooper Union Now recruiting for Fall 2019 semester (free). More info here.
NPower provides free technology training, certifications, paid internships and placement into the tech world for young adults ages 18-25 and has classes in Brooklyn and Harlem. Jumpstart your tech career in less than 6 months through 16 weeks of hands-on classroom training and a 7-week paid internship. No tech experience needed. More info and application here.
Upwardly Global supports Immigrant and Refugee New Yorkers with the U.S. professional job search process through a free online Job Search Training Program, customized job coaching, invitations to network and practice interviewing with our employer partners, and more. More info here.
LaGuardia Community College 9 month Web Development Training (starts Aug 19) - more info here 4 month Network Administrator Training (starts Aug 13) - more info here
NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
Intern & Earn - more info here
YouthBuild Business Bootcamp - more info here
Security Guard Training - more info here
Home Health Aide Training - more info in English and Spanish
Customer and Food Service Training (adults) - more info here
Train & Earn Food Service & Training and Career Counseling - more info here
Grace Institute of New York Administrative Professional Program will take place September 9 - December 20, 2019; Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4pm. Patient Service Representative Program will begin September 9-November 14, 2019; Monday to Thursday, 9 am - 1pm. Application deadline for the classes are July 15, 2019. Info and open house registration here.
NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program NYCHA offers multiple scholarships to support our residents as they increase their income and assets through higher education. Online application portal now open. Applications are due by June 30 (see here fore details).
6-week 2019 Summer Programs: High School Equivalency, College Prep, ESOL, Certified Nursing Assistant, Security Officer Training. More info here.
BMCC IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
2 cohorts starting in July and 1 in September
Info in flyer and on website.
CUNY TechWorks at Queensborough - Software Development Program Recruiting for next cohort.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.
NYC College of Technology
30 week Medical Assistant Training for English Language Learners (starts Fall 2019)
More info here.
Roundabout Theatre Company: Theatrical Workforce Development Program
Mandatory info sessions take place April through June. Training begins September 16, 2019. See website for more info and to sign up for an info session.
NYC College of Technology Free 8-week Healthcare Program for English Language Learners
See flyer for details
Bronx Community College Medical Laboratory Technician Program
See flyer for more info.
Brooklyn Public Library: Adult Learning & High School Equivalency programs
More info on screening schedule here.
NADAP Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)
3-week job readiness workshops & pipeline to employment for youth/young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who are TANF eligible.
More info, see the brochure or contact 212-986-1170 or email@example.com
CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.