NYCEDC and WKDEV Issue Microgrants to Connect Underrepresented New Yorkers to Careers in Tech and Growing Sectors
The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development have issued a total of $550 thousand in microgrants to seven joint ventures specializing in workforce development to research and plan innovative approaches and provide policy recommendations that the City can take to amplify the training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers in tech and other in-demand sectors. Among these is a collaboration between NYCETC and members Per Scholas, The Door and General Assembly to deliver a playbook and inform investment for helping community-based organizations scale up their ability to provide bridge training to students in need in both tech and non-tech roles across the five boroughs. NYCETC members are represented in each of the remaining collaborations, which span best-in-class community-based organizations, training providers, higher education institutions, and research and consulting firms.
“NYCETC has long supported NYCEDC in its job creation plans, that include quality education and skill-building initiatives for marginalized New Yorkers,” said Joey Ortiz, Executive Director of the NYC Employment and Training Coalition. “We are pleased to have been selected as a grantee alongside our colleagues at The Door, Per Scholas, and General Assembly. We look forward to being able to develop innovative tools and much needed framework required to meaningfully invest in programs that bridge New Yorkers into technical and non-technical career pathways growing within the innovation economy.”
The grants were made available through a Request for Expressions of Interest released earlier this year, and comes on the heels of years of advocacy from NYCETC, members and partners for the City to increase its investment in strengthening our human capital development systems. Awardees are expected to deliver a mix of actionable blueprints for employers and training providers, focused recommendations to policymakers and funders, and specific programming ideas. Learn more in the press release and Next City article.
City Reached Goal of Providing 100,000 Publicly Supported Youth Internships, Mentorships and Jobs Per Year Two Years Ahead of 2020 Goal
Last month, the de Blasio administration announced that the City achieved its goal to provide over 100,000 summer jobs, internships and mentorships per year to youth ages 12-24, helping to put more young New Yorkers on a path to successfully enter and compete in the local workforce. This goal was set in 2015 with the launch of the Center for Youth Employment (CYE), a public-private partnership that works with employers and city agencies to grow and improve job opportunities for young people, and has been met two years before the original target of 2020. An estimated total of 109,137 youth and young adults accessed career exploration opportunities during the current year, marking a 75 percent increase over the 2015 baseline of 62,000 opportunities.
In tandem, CYE released an independent case study by Public Works Partners analyzing the Center’s last three years of work. The report examines how CYE has worked to fulfill its two primary tasks since its creation: bring more employers to the table, and more effectively organize and align system stakeholders to deliver more and better youth employment and related experiences. These include the launch of new initiatives (including P3, CareerCLUE and CareerLift) and the redevelopment of the Summer Youth Employment Program.
Call for Proposals: Conference Workshop Applications Due July 31
NYCETC invites organizations to consider presenting a workshop session at the upcomin 2019 Conference in September. You may propose a workshop highlighting your organization and programs, or a collaboration with partner organizations. We strongly encourage proposals which include employer partners and partnerships, as well as partnerships between multiple providers. Workshop applications are due July 31.
This year's conference theme - “Designing a System for the Future of Workers” - will examine the systemic, programmatic and business challenges and solutions found within workforce and economic development. The breakout workshops will spotlight the systemic, programmatic and employer-based solutions that are being implemented by the workforce development field. Within each of these areas, we are interested in highlighting the themes of: workforce development policy; the role of technology and big data tools in recruiting practices; employer talent needs; public and private partnerships; and the diversity of NYC's talent pool.
Have suggestions or feedback for the types of workshops you want to see and attend at the conference? Email Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.
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.
In the News:
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
A Piece of the Puzzle: State Financial Aid for Incarcerated Students
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)
General Assembly: American Express Developer Academy
12-week, full-time, in-person software engineering training program with focus on diverse (non-traditional tech backgrounds (non-CS degrees), women, people of color, and minorities) candidates. Successful graduates will be fast-tracked to interviews for a junior software engineer position at Amex with a competitive salary and benefits. Classes start August 26th.
Young Adult Literacy Program @ Isaacs Center
YALP is a holistic pre-HSE program designed for struggling readers and writers who wish to begin working toward their high-school equivalency diploma, supported by stipend and one-on-one social worker sessions. Enrollment ends August 29, 2019. Contact Robert Ramos at 347-247-5098 or email@example.com
FPWA College Scholarship Program
For current, full-time students entering their Junior or Senior year of college who have overcome adversity, and must be nominated by an FPWA member agency. Scholarships will be $2,000 for the academic year ($ 1,000 for each semester). Info 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. 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 August 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
Next cohort starting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.