COVID-19 Update: NYCETC COVID-19 Website Launched + Surveys for the Workforce Field on Financial Health, Clients and Impact
Like all of you, we are working to respond to the C-19 pandemic with as much urgency and utility as possible in order to minimize the negative health and economic consequences for our members, our sector, and for all New Yorkers.
To that end, we have created a NYCETC COVID-19 Updates and Resources website that we will regularly update. It covers the following topics: Government Executive Orders and Proposals; Advocacy; Resources and Tools; Financial Support; Events and Webinars; Surveys; Ways You Can Support; and Health Resources. Below we highlight a few critical resources and requests from the field that you should know about.
NYCETC Member Data Collection for COVID-19 Advocacy: Surveys
We are asking each member organization to complete the following two surveys by this Friday, March 27 at 2:00 pm to support our advocacy in this rapidly evolving situation.
The purpose of these surveys is to collect data that will provide the City (and our State and Federal partners) with a clear picture of the economic impact of the C-19 health crisis on the sector and our clients in New York City, and financial needs of the sector during the recovery. We are particularly concerned with the short- and long-term financial health and flexibility of the workforce development sector, and ask that you share as much as you can about your current and near-term financial concerns.
Your information will be kept CONFIDENTIAL and will only be used in the aggregate, so please provide the most accurate information that you can. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
Letter to Mayor de Blasio on Supports for Workers, Jobseekers, Workforce Service Providers and Businesses
Last week, we held a call with more than 60 members across the system -- community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses -- to better understand your concerns and impact on the sector. Click here to see the feedback that was provided leading up to and during the call.
As result of this feedback, and the support of our friends and partners in Invest In Skills NYC, we sent a letter to the City. The letter commended our City leaders for their response during this difficult time. However, it raised the immediate and long-term challenges and uncertainties for public health and economic stability in New York City, specifically the reduction of worker hours, health risks to workers, and the loss of employment protections. Read the full letter. Thank you to the three dozen coalitions and consortiums that represent workers and jobseekers, workforce and humans services organizations, and businesses that signed on to the letter. We will provide updates as we receive them.
Upcoming NYCETC Virtual Roundtable on Remote Training
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of you joined us for our regular monthly roundtables focused on specific issues, sectors, or communities served by NYC’s workforce community. Now that this epidemic is with us, we’re moving our monthly roundtables online (to Zoom, specifically), and we’re changing the topics to align with the issues we’re now all facing.
The March roundtable will be held on Tuesday March 31 at 9:45 am (we’re avoiding -00 and -30 minute timeslots these days for better connectivity) and will focus on the challenges and tools for the transition to remote trainings.
We’ll be joined by provider leaders who are currently navigating this transition, as well as by experts from General Assembly and LinkedIn, who have tools to help providers make this technical leap.
NYCETC Roundtable on the Transition to Remote Trainings
Tuesday, March 31
9:45am - 11:15 am RSVP Here
We look forward to learning with you and sharing knowledge among our provider community on this topic.
NYCETC will be postponing the Opportunity Awards Reception originally scheduled for April 30.
Nominations for the Opportunity Awards are still open, and have been extended to at least April 15. We will continue to update this process throughout the coming month. Visit the Opportunity Awards website for links to nomination forms and event info, including the Nomination Packet.
General Assembly has made its "Introduction to Teaching and Learning Online" lesson free for anyone with an .edu or .org email address. It's a 2.5 hour lesson with a nice mix of content, videos, and quizzes, and you don't have to do it one setting.
Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Small Businesses, Restaurants and Tech Companies
Wednesday, March 25 / 10:30 am / Info & RSVP
HSC COVID-19 Calls for NYC Human Service Providers
Wednesday, March 25 & Friday, March 27 / 8 am
Dial In: 425-436-6324 / Access Code: 515229#
Navigating The Remote Workplace During COVID-19
Wednesday, March 25 / 1 pm / Info & RSVP
Managing Volunteers in Times of Crisis Workshop
Thursday, March 26 / 10 am - 12 pm / Info and RSVP
SBA Webinar on Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
Friday, March 27 / 11 am - 12 pm / Info and RSVP
Job Quality in the Age of COVID-19:
Strengthening Frontline Management and Supporting Workers
Tuesday, March 31 / 2 - 3 pm / Info & RSVP
HSC: Emergency Planning for Nonprofits
Tuesday, April 7 and Monday, April 20 / 9 am - 1 pm / Info and RSVP Note: you must attend both sessions, and register for both dates when you sign up.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of many on-site offices and programs, we have removed all program recruitment information until our members have had some time to re-arrange their programming online, remotely or in some other creative fashion. Please send updated program schedule and communications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Brooklyn Networks has moved its weekly Info Sessions online until further notice. Please direct candidates here to register. Brooklyn Networks is a free data cable training program seeking motivated, reliable individuals who are interested in technology and working with their hands. Graduates are BICSI and OSHA 30 certified, and receive top-quality Job Readiness Training so they can get hired quickly into fulfilling, well-paid careers.
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
Job Training and Placement team can be reached via email@example.com - to schedule an appointment for resume support, interviewing and job matching.
Actively working with employers to fill immediate needs for Maintenance and Environmental Services; Medical staff - all levels and specialties; Security; Dietary Aides and Food Services; Warehouse and Delivery Services.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about these opportunities.