Advocacy Alert: NYC Council Hearings, including March 18 Oversight Hearing "New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan
Below are NYC Council hearings taking place this month that are relevant to the workforce and non-profit communities. March is a pivotal time for advocacy and engagement with the NYC Council as preliminary budget hearings take place that will inform the way the City and Council fund programs this year. We encourage members to attend and testify. For meeting location, click on "hearing details." For full Council hearing calendar, go here.
Of particular note is the March 18 oversight hearing titled "New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan." This will be a joint hearing by the Oversight and Economic Development Committees, and are a direct result of our advocacy efforts to ensure that the City Council is thoroughly examining the de Blasio administration's jobs promises and how they will ensure that they support low-income and marginalized communities. NYCETC will be testifying at this hearing and will be mobilizing members to do so as well. Please contact Annie Garneva by replying to this email if your organization is interested in testifying.
Committee on Finance and Subcommittee on Capital Budget - March 6 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Finance and Capital Budget. Hearing Details
Committee on Higher Education - March 7 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Higher Education. Hearing Details
Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations - March 11 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations. Hearing Details
Committee on Youth Services - March 11 / 2 pm Preliminary Budget Hearing - Youth Services. Hearing Details
Committee on Aging - March 12 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Aging. Hearing Details
Committee on Economic Development - March 15 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Economic Development. Hearing Details
Committee on Small Business - March 15 / 1 pm Preliminary Budget Hearing - Small Business. Hearing Details
Committees on Oversight and Investigations, and Economic Development - March 18 / 1 pm Oversight - New York Works, But for Whom? Examining the New York Works Jobs Plan. Hearing Details
Committees on Justice System and Public Safety - March 19 / 2:30 pm Preliminary Budget Hearing - Justice System. Hearing Details
Committee on Education - March 20 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Education. Hearing Details
Committee on Immigration - March 20 / 2 pm Preliminary Budget Hearing - Immigration. Hearing Details
Committee on General Welfare - March 25 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - General Welfare. Hearing Details
Committees on Juvenile System and General Welfare - March 25 / 1 pm Preliminary Budget Hearing - Juvenile Justice. Hearing Details
Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction - March 26 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction. Hearing Details
Committee on Finance and Subcommittee on Capital Budget - March 27 / 10 am Preliminary Budget Hearing - Finance and Capital Budget. Hearing Details
JobsFirstNYC Outlines Single-System Strategy for NYC's OSOW Youth
JobsFirstNYC has published the first in its Policy Memos series, “Developing a Single-System Strategy for New York City’s Out-of-School, Out-of-Work Young Adult.” The mini series is designed to provide guidance to New York City policymakers, including the recently created New York City’s Disconnected Youth Task Force led by Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, to fully address the needs of today’s untapped young adult population. This first memo outlines a single-system strategy that supports young adults across a continuum to ensure the successful integration of OSOW young adults into the economic life of the city. Specifically, the continuum outlined (1) intervenes before a young person becomes OSOW, (2) engages and connects OSOW young adults to opportunities, and (3) supports the career development of young adults who are marginally connected to the labor market or pursuing postsecondary education.
NSC Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for More Funding for Skills Training Nationwide
The National Skills Coalition released a new poll that shows voters across the country overwhelmingly support increasing public investment in skills training. The poll, conducted by ALG Research, shows that voters across parties, racial/ethnic groups, and education levels, want to see more investments in skills training – the most popular of the eight economic policy proposals tested, including free tuition for four-year public colleges, Medicare for all, and a middle-class tax cut. By a 50-point margin, voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increasing government funding for skills training.
The results come at an opportune moment for newly elected Governors and members of Congress, as well as political candidates, already staffing up for 2020 races, who are looking to understand voter concerns. Key findings include:
93 percent of voters support increasing investment in skills training
There is strong, bipartisan support for a range of proposals related to skills training. At least 80 percent of voters support each of the eight skills training proposals tested in the poll.
By a 50-point margin, voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports “increasing government funding for skills training.”
FPWA Federal Funds Tracker
FPWA has created a very handy tool - the Federal Funds Tracker - which demystifies the federal budget’s impact on New York City’s social service agencies. The Tracker provides actionable information to engage in the federal budget process by organizing federal budget data into interactive visualizations and by bringing the data to life with stories of New Yorkers whose quality of life was improved by federal grants.
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Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
Popular discussions about technology and the Future of Work often reference robots in manufacturing, but the introduction of automation to the manufacturing industry in the 20th century is likely quite different from how new technologies will be introduced into other industries here in the 21st century. This event will focus on how the introduction of AI, automation, and digitization look different between different sectors and ask how Washington stakeholders should respond to these changes, including through industry-specific policies around workforce re-skilling that complement universal approaches to assist workers and firms across industries. Register today.
Webinar - WIOA Title I for VR Professionals: Shared Goals and Potentials for Partnership
Wednesday, February 27 / 2– 3 pm
More info and RSVP here.
Webinar - Serving Out-of-School Youth for VR Professionals: Outreach, Engagement, and Support
Thursday, February 28 / 2– 3 pm More info and RSVP here. NSC Discussion Series: Tech’s Workforce Impact Across Different IndustriesThursday, February 28 / 9 amMore info and RSVP here.
FPI’s FY 2020 Budget Briefing in New York City
Monday, March 4 / 8:30 - 10:30 am
More info and RSVP here.
Quarterly Workforce Development Board Meeting
Thursday, March 14 / 8:30 - 11:30 am More info here.
UNLIKELY: New York City Red Carpet Premiere and Discussion Thursday, March 14 / 6 - 9 pm More info here.
NYATEP 2019 Youth Academy: Excellence in Youth Programming
March 18 - 20
More info and tickets here.
CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies: OUR ECONOMY! Economic Democracy & System Change
Friday, April 12 / 9 am - 6 pm
More info and RSVP here.
SUNY MEOC 4-day Security Officer Training
Admission Sessions held every Wednesday at 10 am or 6 pm. Visit website or read this flyer for info.
Henry Street Settlement: Intern & Earn Spring Cohort (starts March 18)
See flyer for info and register here for info session.
Queensborough Community College: CUNY TechWorks - Applied Software Development Program
Application deadline: March 31 for cohorts beginning in summer 2019.
Info sessions take place every Tuesday in February and March.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.
Retraining Program For Immigrant Engineers @ Camba & The Cooper Union Registration now open for spring semester 2019. For more info, see this flyer and register here.
Woodlawn & The Door Preservation Training Program
More info and RSVP for info sessions in brochure and website
NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
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
StreetWise Partners Mentorship Program
13 week mentorship program that assist participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills, network and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Sign up for an info session 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.
LaGuardia Community College: CUNY Fatherhood Academy
Currently recruiting for the 16 week HSE prep program, which prepares fathers for the TASC exam and provides a range of academic and personal supports including tutoring, individualized counseling, financial literacy workshops and parenting workshops. Next cohort starts in January. Learn more here.
Professional Development + Trainings
WPTI: Foster Care Roundtable Series 2019 - Session 2 Thursday, February 28 / 9:30 am - 1:30 pm More info here.
SeaChange Collective: Grounded Program Design -Incorporating Anti-Oppression Approaches to Social Justice Work
Thursday, February 28 / 9 am - 5 pm
More info here.
WPTI: Roundtable on Advising Non-Traditional Students on College
Wednesday, March 6 / 9:30 am - 12 pm
More info here.
SeaChange Collective: Amplifying Youth Engagement in Social Justice Work Friday, March 1 / 9 am - 5 pm
More info here.