December 4, 2019
  • NYCEDC Releases RFEI Request for NYC Talent Financing Fund
  • Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Exempt Youth SYEP Wages from TANF Benefit Calculation 
  • NYCETC Executive Roundtable with NYC Comptroller Candidates
  • 2020 Census Job Recruitment Event for Local Workforce Providers
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Events and Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
NYCEDC Releases RFEI Request for NYC Talent Financing Fund
The NYC Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity and New York Department of Small Business Services, is seeking partners to address the upskilling and tuition financing needs of low-income populations through the creation of the NYC Talent Financing Fund for accelerated learning programs. This Fund will seek to promote economic mobility by increasing access to high-quality, outcomes-oriented programs for all New Yorkers through income share agreements. 

NYCEDC is seeking responses to this RFEI from organizations qualified to (1) run a high-quality accelerated learning program with career-oriented outcomes; (2) launch an ISA model and service an income-based payment option for accelerated learning programs; and (3) deliver support services for low-income students. Respondents may propose to complete each of these tasks in partnership with designated co-respondents or may propose to complete any one of the three tasks independently.

An optional informational session will be held on Thursday, December 12. Questions can be submitted until January 31, and responses are due by February 14, 2020.
Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Exempt Youth SYEP
Wages from TANF Benefit Calculation 

Last week, Governor Cuomo signed into law bill S6443/A6753a into law that “exempts income earned by persons under the age of 24 from certain workforce development programs (ie. Summer Youth Employment Program or any other similar type of program that might replace it) from the determination of need for public assistance programs.” New York City’s SYEP is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. With the passage of this law, which will impact the coming 2020 cycle, SYEP participants will no longer have to count their wages as part of their family’s public assistance allowance. In the past, this effectively decreased a family’s total potential benefits received or in some instances pushed a family above the income limit for public-assistance programs, acting as a disincentive for some youth to participate in the program. Congratulations to NYATEP and other advocacy partners who ensured success on this critical issue. 
NYCETC Executive Roundtable with NYC Comptroller Candidates
Registration deadline is this Friday, December 6.

NYCETC will host a roundtable discussion with the candidates for NYC Comptroller 2021 on Wednesday, December 11 at The Actors Fund. Confirmed candidates in attendance are Brad Lander, Helen Rosenthal and Brian Benjamin (others invited). Due to limited space, registration is open only to one executive level member of NYCETC member organizations (unless spaces become available).

This will be the second in our series of Executive Roundtables focused on New York City's leadership in the 2020s and their vision for the city. Once registered, attendees will be invited to a prep call to review the agenda and formulate discussion questions next week. Please reach out to our Director of Policy and Advocacy Jesse Laymon at with any questions.
2020 Census Job Recruitment Event for Local Workforce Providers

The Association for a Better New York and NYCETC invite workforce development service providers to attend "New Yorkers Count: Jobs for New Yorkers in the 2020 Census” on December 12 at Hunter College. With this event, ABNY, NYCETC and our local outreach partners join a national effort to recruit Census takers, recruiting assistants, office clerks and supervisory staff, ensuring that every community is counted accurately and efficiently.  The event will highlight how city and business leaders can come together to provide information on the Census job application process, requirements and training. 

Employment Trends for People with Disabilities in New York City
Office of the NYS Comptroller

Education Dashboard: New York City’s K-12 Education System Inception of Mayoral Control of School

Partnership for New York City

Video Series Covers Generation Work and “Now Jobs” for Young People
Anne E. Casey Foundation

The State of Working America Podcast
Economic Policy Institute

Former incarcerated student: Society owes men and women in prison chance to return whole
USA Today

Job Quality in Practice: A New Effort to Support Leaders Across Fields to Advance Job Quality
Aspen Institute


CUNY Early Childhood Workforce Scholarship Info Session
Wednesday, December 4  /  6:30 - 7:30 pm  /  Info and RSVP

NYC Workforce Development Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 10  /  8:30 - 10:30 am
NYC SBS, One Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor Conference Center
If you would like to attend, please email to be added to the security list.

CSW National Benchmarking Survey Informational Webinar
Tuesday, December 10  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP
Wednesday, January 15  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

NYCETC Executive Roundtable with NYC Comptroller Candidates
Wednesday, December 11  /  3 - 6 pm  /  Info and RSVP
**registration is open only to one executive level member of NYCETC members

New Yorkers Count: Jobs for New Yorkers in the 2020 Census
Thursday, December 12  /  9:30 am - 12 pm  /  Info and RSVP

FPWA Briefing: City of New York Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) Funding Initiative
Thursday, December 12  /  2:30 pm - 4 pm  /  Info and RSVP

USDOL Webinar - Continuing the Conversation: Competency Models Around the Country
Wednesday, December 18  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

National Skills Coalition 2020 Skills Summit
February 3 - 5  /  Early Bird Now Available

Professional Development

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Webinars
Info and Tickets

NYC Solar Schools Education Program - free professional learning for DOE teachers
Info and Registration

Literacy Assistance Center
Workshop Calendar for Fall FY2020

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp: Connecting Youth & Creating Leaders
Info sessions for Programs and Services for ages 8 to 24

CUNY Early Childhood Workforce Scholarship
The CUNY Workforce Scholarship is a grant for part-time CUNY students who work in regulated early childhood programs and are studying early childhood education. Info and application

BMCC TechWorks: IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
Recruiting for Feb 3 - July 31, 2020 & April 13 -  Oct 9, 2020. Info here

Hostos Community College Cisco CCNA
CCNA Security provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices. The program also prepares you to take the Cisco CCNA Security Certification exam. Info and RSVP for Info Session

Families Forward
Families Forward, a workforce development program jointly managed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the New York City Human Resource Administration’s Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) is actively recruiting participants who owe child support for its job training programs.  Families Forward is part of a study that includes occupational skills training in several industries: cable installation, construction, cybersecurity, hospitality, IT Support, transportation, and woodworking.  Job placement and advancement, financial counseling, and child support navigation services are available to participants. Info and apply

Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program
Offers 6 months of classroom and internship training in the food service industry. Students will get to experience working in a fully functioning kitchen and learn the basic techniques of Culinary Arts from experienced chefs. Students will also be able to obtain their food handlers certificate and work with an employment coordinator until successful job placement. Non-TANF SNAP recipients are strongly encouraged to apply. Info session RSVP

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Techstart Program: Cloud Support Engineering - Gain fundamental skills in Networking, Linux, and Python, before deep-diving into Cloud Computing. No advanced computer or programming skills necessary, but you should be driven to work hard and ready to transition into full-time employment in the tech sector. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview with one of Generation or OBT’s hiring partners for a full-time role. Info and apply

Educational Alliance - workshops (see flyer for details)
November 25 - “What Do You Do?”  Create & Practice Your Answer 

Bridges from School to Work
Bridges helps 17-24 year-olds with disabilities find competitive, integrated employment in entry-level positions. Info

StreetWise Partners  
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. Participants receive individualized support from 1 or 2 mentors while learning about career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, networking, LinkedIn, and workplace culture. Participants gain access to a network of thousands of volunteer professionals, mentees, and alumni graduates; as well as, ongoing professional development opportunities and job updates. Program starts week of January 6. Info session sign up

The Door - Work Readiness Customer Service Program
Paid Customer & Food Service Training, Internship and Job Placement for youth ages 16-24. Info

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Currently recruiting for pre-apprenticeship training program for women, women-identified and non binary people pursuing careers in construction and building trades, utilities and related occupations. Applicants must be 18 and have a high school diploma/HSE. Info sessions weekly Tuesdays 10 am and Wednesday 6pm, interested people can register on-line, email or call (212) 627-6252 to register.

MMCC - Train & Earn Culinary Program
3-week training course utilizing a state of the art facility leading to New York State Food Handlers Certification. Job placement assistance upon program completion. Advanced training options in healthcare and technology. Orientation Fridays at 10 am. Info

NPower - Tech Fundamentals - next cohort begins January 21
NPower's Tech Fundamentals is a free 23-week workforce development program, which prepares young adults to begin careers in the field of information technology, and includes 16 weeks of in-class instruction and 7 weeks at a full time internship. Students will have the opportunity to earn a industry recognized certification CompTIA A+ and receive professional development training and job-readiness skills. Info

Moody's RE-IGNITE: Career Re-Entry Program
Technical & Non-Technical Internships  /  Applications due December 6

Grace Institute of New York - applications due January 6, 2020
Administrative Professional Program will begin January 21- April 9, 2020; Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
Patient Service Representative Program will begin January 21- March 12, 2020; Monday- Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

CUNY TechWorks & BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Computer Network Support training program: info + registration

Stronger Father, Stronger Families workshops: enrollment is every Thursday 10 am

Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem
Youth Action's YouthBuild program is now recruiting its 2020 cohort. 9 month training and education program for young adults between 17-24 years. Training includes HSE instruction, Construction Skills, Building Operators and Food Careers training and related professional certifications. Earn an AmeriCorps Education scholarship become a community leader. Info

LaGuardia Community College: multiple programs
TechHire – Open Code
Adult Basic Skills
Bridge to College & Careers Program

NMIC - YouthBuild: Business Bootcamp
5-month program for young adults (17-24) that provides high school equivalency (HSE) instruction, as well as training in the areas of small business ownership, digital literacy, customer service, Microsoft Office and employment readiness. More info and apply here

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. Info
Upwardly Global
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. Info
Queens Community House
Job Developer    •    Advocate Counselor    •    Internship Coordinator   •    Counseling Specialist

ESOL instructor

Grace Institute
Director of Employment Services

Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Opportunities

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
Program Director of Internship Placement Services Program

The Door
Career Advancement Coach   •   Work Readiness Trainer   •   College Advisor   •   Residential Program Supervisor   •   Data and Operations Associate   •   Care Navigator and Drop in Assistant

Project Renewal
Program Manager Next Step Program

Outreach and Retention Specialist

NYC Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services
Deputy Commissioner, Career Service

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Senior Program Manager, DHS Models of Practice 

Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist

Upwardly Global
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Manager of Employee Experience

Back On My Feet
Program Coordinator

Rebuilding Together NYC
Director of Programs

EOC College Advisor, College Connections Project (TRIO)

Senior Director for Industry and Campus Engagement

Coordinator for Academics  •  Coordinator for Workforce Development  •  Job Developer/Internship Coordinator  •  Social Worker  •  Work Readiness/Credential Instructor  •  Case Manager

Community Engagement Coordinator - Strong Fathers, Stronger Families   •   Program Manager, Strong Fathers Stronger Families  •  Special Assistant  •   Success Coach/Career Case Manager - Bridges to Careers
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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