November 14, 2018

Workforce Weekly

  • NYCETC Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Board of Directors
  • Federal Reserve Releases "Investing in America's Workforce" Book and Resources
  • Advocacy Alert: Tomorrow's NYC Council Contracts Hearing
  • New York City and State Hearing on Economic Democracy to be Held November 20 + Accepting Digital Testimonies
  • NYCETC 2018 Opportunity Awards Tonight!
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Job Openings Within Our Community + Programs and Events
NYCETC Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Board of Directors
The NYCETC Board of Directors seeks interested individuals for a number of open Board of Directors seats to commence a two year term beginning with the first meeting on February 2019. Nominations will be accepted until December 12, 2018 at 5 pm. Self-nominations are welcome and accepted, as are nominations of other individuals. To submit a nomination, interested individuals should complete the 2019 NYCETC Board of Directors Application.

The Board of Directors is comprised of up to 25 individuals, each meeting the following criteria set out in the NYCETC by-laws:
  • Each Director must be at least 18 years old and must occupy “a senior policy-making position with the General Member organization of which such Director is representative."
  • Prospective Board members must be able to serve at least one two-year term and willing to help the Coalition raise revenue via annual individual contributions and sponsorship of Opportunity Awards and/or Conference.
  • Board members are expected to attend 4 Board meetings on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and serve on one or more committees. Current committees are Fundraising, Innovation, Policy and Advocacy, and Programs and Events.
The process for 2019 is as follows:
  1. Applications will be accepted until December 12 at 5 PM by completing the 2019 NYCETC Board of Directors Application
  2. Interviews will be conducted during the weeks of December 17 and January 7
  3. The Board will vote on new Board members in January
  4. The first Board meeting will be held in February
Federal Reserve Releases "Investing in America's Workforce" Book and Resources

Last week, the Federal Reserve System, in collaboration with the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research hosted a conference at the New York Federal Reserve Bank launching the book, Investing in America's Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers. You can follow the day’s conversation via #InvestInWork

The conference and book focus on how well-structured and effective workforce programs and policies can result in better economic outcomes for individuals, businesses, and communities. The book features contemporary research, best practices, and resources from more than 100 authors, and is divided into three volumes: Investing in Workers, Investing in Work, and Investing in Systems for Employment Opportunity. Within each volume are discrete sections made up of chapters that identify specific workforce development programs and policies that provide positive returns to society, to employers, and to job seekers.
Advocacy Alert: Tomorrow's NYC Council Contracts Hearing

The NYC Council Committee on Contracts will hold a hearing tomorrow at 10 am focusing on Int 1067, which would require a. the Procurement Policy Board to create a process for city agencies to inform vendors of the reason for any late payments; b. City agencies to provide the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services with reports on any such late payment; and c. the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services to provide a report to the Mayor and Council every 6 months with information about the late payments from all City agencies. See hearing details here.

NYCETC will be testifying at this hearing. If you plan on attending or testifying and would like support with your testimony, please contact Jesse Laymon at
New York City and State Hearing on Economic Democracy to be Held November 20 + Accepting Digital Testimonies

Sponsored by MIT Community Innovators Lab (MIT CoLab) in partnership with 13 New York City and State legislators representing the Bronx and Central Brooklyn, the Hearing on Economic Democracy on November 20 will showcase the transformative potential of economic democracy to build a more just and sustainable city and state for New Yorkers of color. Diverse stakeholders from across the five boroughs will testify on the strategic collaborations and grassroots initiatives advancing economic democracy that are positioning New York as a national and global leader in innovative and equitable urban development. NYCETC members are encouraged to submit digital testimonies that highlight innovative ideas and programs.
NYCETC 2018 Opportunity Awards Tonight!

Time is running out - if you haven't bought your ticket or group tickets to the Opportunity Awards Gala tonight, get them ASAP! Join Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson, who will be accepting the Workforce Innovation Award on behalf of Connections to Care,  along with NY1 Host and CNN Contributor Errol Louis, and the rest of our featured awardees for the celebration.
NYCETC 2018 Awards Gala
WeWork 500 7th Avenue
6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 14
Visit the NYCETC Awards Gala website

This year's winners represent the strength and ingenuity that drive New York City's workforce development field, helping create a more equitable workforce and city. Join us tonight to congratulate this year's awardees!
Thank you to our partners and supporters!

Program Partner

Building Skills NY, Grant Associates, Henry Street Settlement, Nontraditional Employment for Women, NYC Mayor's Office of Workforce Development, Per Scholas, STRIVE NY 

The Actors Fund, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, The City University of New York, Dress for Success, The HOPE Program, LaGuardia Community College, NPower, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, The Osborne Association, Queens Community House, Seedco, Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Workforce Professionals Training Institute
In the News: 
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community

Programs and Events from Our Community

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program will hold the event, "Fresh Pathways: Strategies to Improve Job Quality and Equity in Food Retail" on November 27 with livestream capacity. This event will explore how grocers can succeed – and can advance economic and racial equity – by investing in workers. Bringing together food access advocates, food retail leaders, and workforce development experts, we will discuss what consumers, business owners, and policymakers can do to encourage good working conditions for the people behind our groceries. See below for detais.

Webinar: Can Immigrant Professionals Help Reduce Teaching Shortages in the U.S.?
Thursday, November 15  /  2 - 3 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Webinar: Expanding inclusive development through employee ownership in opportunity zones
Monday, November 26  /  3 - 4 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Fresh Pathways: Strategies to Improve Job Quality and Equity in Food Retail
Tuesday, November 27  /  12 - 1:30 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Lobbying and Electoral Activity Training
Friday, November 30  /  2:30 - 4:30 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Program Recruitment

Queensborough Community College: CUNY TechWorks - Applied Software Development Program
Next cohort begins Jan. 2. Info sessions take place every Thursday. 
More info here and sign up for an info session here.

CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.

BMCC's Center for Continuing Education + Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center Integrated English Language and Microsoft Excel Training Program
Pre-testing takes place October 15 , 16 or 19. Classes begin November 26, 2018. Learn more 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.

LaGuardia Community College: TechHIRE Open Code Web Development program
Info sessions will begin on November 2018 and classes will start on February 2019. Learn more here.

Henry Street Settlement: Intern & Earn Program Internship
Winter Cohort info begins November 26. Learn more here.
Info sessions start October 23. Sign up here.

Professional Development + Trainings

WPTI: LMI 101: Finding, Using, and Understanding Labor Market Intelligence
Thursday, November 29  /  9:30 am - 1 pm
More info here.
Job Openings from Our Community

Workforce Professionals Training Institute

Assistant Director, Workforce Field Building Hub

Policy and Communications Associate

Rebuilding Together NYC
Construction Manager

Project Renewal
Assistant Director Next Step ACE

Adult Education Instructor, Workforce Development

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
After school Program Director  •  Development Associate

The Door
Medical Assistant   •   Career Advancement Coach: This Way Ahead Program   •   Career Advancement Coach- Intern and Earn Program   •   Career Advancement Coach – YAIP  •  Nurse Practitioner  •  Internship Coordinator – Bronx Youth Center •  Retail Career Advancement Project Coordinator  •  Career Advancement Coach: This Way Ahead Program

Queensborough Community College
Tech Talent Manager

Urban Upbound
Job Developer, Jobs-Plus  •   Program Assistant   •  Career Advancement Coach

St. Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager   •  Train & Earn Job Developer (Young Adults)

Bronx Community College Center for Sustainable Energy
Academic Center Manager

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Senior Account Manager

P/T Instructor

Henry Street Settlement
Child Behavior Specialist  •  Program Coordinator  • Client Care Coordinator  •  Case Manager/Housing Specialist  •  Weekend Office Assistant   •  Administrative Assistant  •   Program Assistant

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
After school Program Director  •  Development Associate   •  Career Readiness Trainer  •  Employment Specialist

Urban Resource Institute
Director of Training

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Fundraising and Evaluation Associate

Jericho Project
Housing Specialist  •  Case Manager  •  Career Counselor – Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)  •  Case Manager  •  Human Resources Associate  •  Manager of Building Operations   •  Career Counselor, RRH

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Senior Underwriter   •  Development Associate   •  Community Lending Officer

Center for Employment Opportunities
Chief Operating Officer   •  Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy   •  Associate, Communications   •  Analyst, Strategic Sales   •  Coordinator, Employee Experience   •   Associate, National Program   •   Analyst, Quality Assurance   •   Warehouse Operations Trainer  •   Work Crew Site Supervisor

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Young Adult Literacy Instructor  •  Career Readiness Counselor  •  Computer Instructor/Case Manager (YAIP)  •  High School Equivalency Instructor   •   Counselor- Young Adult Literacy Program   •  YAIP Counselor 
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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