NYCETC & Members Meet with City Leaders to Discuss Bridge Program Models & Expanded Workforce Services
On Tuesday, January 15, the NYC Employment and Training Coalition brought together the senior staff of the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development (led by Amy Peterson, Director of WkDev) with Coalition members who offer bridge programs for clients in need of basic skills development and wraparound services. The leading service providers represented were The Door, Chinese-American Planning Council, Per Scholas, CAMBA, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, and LaGuardia Community College.
This meeting was intended to draw attention to the quality and high return on investment that existing (mostly philanthropically funded) bridge programs provide, and highlight the need for expansion of the bridge model to serve more New Yorkers. It was also another opportunity for NYCETC to connect our members with City leaders in settings where real, tangible details of program design and populations served can be communicated to the people who are making decisions about the future of public workforce services in New York. We expect to have more group roundtables with City leadership in the future.
Mayor's Office of Contract Services Releases New Policy for FY20 Extensions and Renewals
At the recommendation of the Nonprofit Resiliency Committee (NRC), the City is implementing a new policy, effective immediately, with the goal of diminishing lags in the registration of FY20 extensions and renewals. Providers who have FY20 renewals or extensions can expect to receive a notification letter from their contracting agency that outlines the new policy, required documentation and timeline for registration.
The Mayor's Office of Contract Services is hosting three webinars this week to educate providers about the new policy and answer questions. Each session will cover the same material. Webinars will be recorded and shared in the future.
HSC's GovGrader 2018 Survey Deadline Extended to January 31: Seek Responses for Programs Under DFTA, DYCD and OCFS
The Human Services Council has opened up its 2018 GovGrader survey for a limited time until Thursday January 31, 2019. HSC is in particular looking for more responses for programs under Department for the Aging (DFTA), Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). If you run programs for these government agencies, please try to respond to the survey.
The survey is used to collect information about nonprofit organizations’ experiences with government agencies and help illuminate key issues in the City and State procurement and contracting management processes. Individual ratings will feed into an HSC contract management performance scorecard that will be released annually. The Scorecard will use crowd-sourced data on nonprofit vendor experience to jumpstart a public conversation about government’s performance constraining business practice, customer relations, and oversight activities.
NYCETC & Members Attend NYC State of the City Address
Last Thursday, NYCETC was invited to attend Mayor de Blasio's 2019 State of the City address along with several Coalition members, including The HOPE Program, Seedco, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, and Chinese-American Planning Council. The Mayor's address included various proposals to improve quality of life issues for New York residents and working people, including an expansion of the ThriveNYC program, a two week paid personal time mandate, and an expansion of the Department of Consumer Affairs into the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.
NYCLMIS, NYCEDC, and JPMC will host a conference focusing on "Building an Inclusive Economy in New York City" on January 17. NYCETC's Executive Director Joey Ortiz will moderate the 3:20 pm panel "Inclusive Economy Case Study: The Opportunities & Challenges of Amazon HQ2 in NYC" featuring Jim Held (Empire State Development Corp), Jukay Hsu (Pursuit), Matthew Mo (New York City Economic Development Corporation) and Kelly Richardson (Per Scholas). See RSVP details below.
HSC NYC Council Discretionary Process Presentation
Wednesday, January 16 / 3 - 5 pm
More info and RSVPhere.
Mayor's Office of Contract Services FY20 Policies Webinars
January 16, 17 and 18
More info and RSVPhere.
NYCLMIS, NYCEDC & JPMC - Building an Inclusive Economy in NYC: Contributions from Higher Education and Research
Thursday, January 17 / 9 am - 4:30 pm
More info and RSVP here.
National Skills Coalition 2019 Skills Summit
February 5 - 7
More info and RSVP here.
NYATEP 2019 Youth Academy: Excellence in Youth Programming
March 18 - 20
More info and tickets 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
Central Queen Y - multiple upcoming coding classes
Web Development - 4 weeks - starts Jan. 17 (Register here.)
Bootstrap - 2 weeks - starts Feb. 4
Wood Press - 2 weeks - starts Feb. 25
More info here or contact Brynn McCormick: (718) 268-5011 x187 / email@example.com
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: Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development Wednesday, January 16 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm More info here.
WPTI: Build Your Competencies in Serving LGBTQ+ Youth Wednesday, February 6 and 13 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm More info here.
WPTI: Immigrants' Rights in the World of Work Thursday, February 73 / 9:30 am - 1 pm More info here.