CUF Report & Forum: Opportunities to Expand Tech Apprenticeships in NYC
Panel discussion on the Opportunity to Expand Tech Apprenticeships in NYC (left to right): Noel Ginsburg (CareerWise Colorado), Hannah Wolf (Spotify), Deborah Goldfarb (Barclays Bank PLC), Lauren Andersen (Tech Talent Pipeline), Plinio Ayala (Per Scholas), Joey Ortiz (NYCETC), and Jennifer Carlson (Apprenti).
This week, the Center for an Urban Future (CUF) brought attention to the need and opportunity of tech apprenticeships in NYC through a new report and symposium, both of which featured perspectives from NYCETC, our members and their employer partners. With apprenticeships gaining attention nationwide as a model for building diverse talent pipelines that provide paid, high-quality training while meeting real employer needs, there are growing opportunities for New York to develop and scale up apprenticeship models in the city’s booming tech sector to ensure that New Yorkers are accessing quality training and career tracks. CUF notes that while industries like the building trades and manufacturing have seen apprenticeship as a key tool for developing the future workforce in the city, the model has so far been largely absent from the fast-growing tech sector and would be particularly beneficial for launching underrepresented talent such as Black, Latinx and female candidates into successful careers.
“Each program that exists is expanding the notion of where tech talent comes from,” said Joey Ortiz, executive director of NYCETC, referring to the less than 15 existent tech training programs using the apprenticeship model in NYC. “But it’s a handful of individuals in each organization — a drop in the bucket in terms of the numbers of hires these companies require and the number of New Yorkers that could potentially be served.”
CUF’s research found that among the city-based apprenticeship programs registered with New York State, just three are in tech occupations, though there are a small but growing number of local and global employers - such as Barclays, Spotify, IBM, and Foursquare - who are finding success with tech apprenticeships in New York. CUF recommends that this emerging interest be leveraged and scaled up through targeted City supports and investments, including committing to 1,000 new tech apprentice positions in NYC by 2025; launching tech apprenticeships as part of ApprenticeNYC; launching pre-apprenticeship training programs in technology occupations; and simplifying and streamlining New York State’s apprenticeship registration process.
Indirect Investment Update: Entry Form Now Open + New Timelines and Guides
Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson and the City Council announced yesterday the launch of the Indirect Funding Initiative with the opening of the Indirect Entryway Choice Form, which will will remain open until December 31, 2020. The Entryway form is the first step in the process for an organization to claim its Established Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) and receive additional funding to cover organizational indirect costs.
“Nonprofits play a critical role in uplifting our most vulnerable New Yorkers. We are excited to partner with Speaker Johnson and City Council to provide the necessary resources to ensure that health organizations can continue to deliver services for New Yorkers for generations to come,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Once a service provider submits its Entryway Choice Form, the City Implementation Team will upload a Delta Template, pre-populated with the provider’s contracts, to the provider’s HHS Accelerator Document Vault. The provider will use the Delta Template to submit their Established Indirect Cost Rate and claim the additional contract funds that are necessary to fully fund their organization’s Indirect Costs. The Delta Template Guide offers detailed steps for completing the Delta Template.
Organizations should take note that the Conditional Indirect Cost Rate Option must be elected by January 31, 2020. Please consult the Cost Manual for more information on this and the entire process.
This Thursday: 2020 Census Job Recruitment Event for Local Workforce Providers
The Association for a Better New York and NYCETC invite workforce development service providers to attend "New Yorkers Count: Jobs for New Yorkers in the 2020 Census” on December 12 at Hunter College. With this event, ABNY, NYCETC and our local outreach partners join a national effort to recruit Census takers, recruiting assistants, office clerks and supervisory staff, ensuring that every community is counted accurately and efficiently. The event will highlight how city and business leaders can come together to provide information on the Census job application process, requirements and training. Read about this effort in the press release.
“The 2020 Census isn’t just an important effort for the future of federal funding and representation for New York - it’s also a fantastic opportunity to activate New Yorkers seeking employment opportunities that benefit their communities and provide valuable work experience. I want to thank ABNY and the NYC Employment and Training Coalition for holding this Census 2020 Job Development Seminar and helping job seekers connect with community based organizations in their own communities. Their on-the-ground knowledge will be critical for ensuring a complete count next year,” said New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Co-Chair of the Council’s 2020 Census Task Force.
“At a time when distrust of government is at an all-time high, we need to step up and be the face of the Census Bureau in our hardest-to-count neighborhoods. A knock on the door from a neighbor, relative, friend, or respected community leader is the best chance we have to ensure a complete count,” said Councilman Carlos Menchaca, Co-Chair of the New York City Council’s Census 2020 Task Force. “Now with the Census Bureau able to hire non-citizens, we must encourage as many New Yorkers as possible to apply for and work at the Census Bureau. I applaud ABNY and NYCETC for recognizing the urgency of this moment and dedicating time and resources to help the City recruit its own.”
JPMC Seeking Applications for Worker-Focused Financial Health Accelerator Challenge
The Financial Solutions Lab, a signature JPMorgan Chase initiative, is seeking applications for an accelerator challenge focused on improving the financial health of students and workers. Specifically, the Accelerator Challenge is looking for innovative start-ups and nonprofits that are developing fintech solutions to address the needs of workers and prepare for the future of work. To learn more about the challenge, please click on the link below and encourage potential candidates to apply. Applications are accepted through Jan. 6, 2020.
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) Youth Boot Camp
Next bootcamp December 16 to 20. Requirements include: must be 18-24 years old; eligible to work in the US; HS Diploma or GED; interested in hands-on training to join a career path in the construction field. See flyer for more information and to register, contact Allie at (646)-291-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICD: Employment and Training for People with Disabilities
(ICD) provides training and job placement services to individuals who may have physical disabilities, mental health or substance use challenges, autism, and learning disabilities to help reach their employment goals. ICD’s vocational training programs include: CISCO IT Academy, Building Repair Technician, Pet Care and Veterinarian Assistant, Child Care, Human Services Assistant, Office Technology and Custodial. Applicants should be registered with ACCES-VR at the time of enrollment. Contact 212-585-6072 or visit the website to learn more.
Year Up's innovation team is testing new programs, including a coaching service to support job search/retention and career success, for young adults (18-26) without 4-year degrees. If you're a young adult or training provider/employer interested in learning more, register here or email email@example.com.
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
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. Learn more here and apply at an Info Session every Tuesday 10:00am - 1:00pm at 621 Degraw St in Brooklyn. The next training begins in February 2020.
Riverside Language Program - Free Intensive English Classes.
Next lottery = Wednesday, January 15 for upcoming class (January 27 to March 17). Info here
Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)
The MEOC offers free classes to help individuals learn English, earn their High School Equivalency diploma, prepare for college or improve their professional skills by earning a certification or license in one of our career training programs. We offer convenient classes in the day or evening. To begin the enrollment process, all prospective students must be prepared to present the MEOC required documents. For more information about MEOC programs, visit website or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMCC TechWorks: IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
Recruiting for Feb 3 - July 31, 2020 & April 13 - Oct 9, 2020. Info here
Hostos Community College Cisco CCNA
CCNA Security provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices. The program also prepares you to take the Cisco CCNA Security Certification exam. Info and RSVP for Info Session
Families Forward, a workforce development program jointly managed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the New York City Human Resource Administration’s Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) is actively recruiting participants who owe child support for its job training programs. Families Forward is part of a study that includes occupational skills training in several industries: cable installation, construction, cybersecurity, hospitality, IT Support, transportation, and woodworking. Info and apply
Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program
Offers 6 months of classroom and internship training in the food service industry. Students will get to experience working in a fully functioning kitchen and learn the basic techniques of Culinary Arts from experienced chefs. Students will also be able to obtain their food handlers certificate and work with an employment coordinator until successful job placement. Non-TANF SNAP recipients are strongly encouraged to apply. Info session RSVP
Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Techstart Program: Cloud Support Engineering - Gain fundamental skills in Networking, Linux, and Python, before deep-diving into Cloud Computing. No advanced computer or programming skills necessary, but you should be driven to work hard and ready to transition into full-time employment in the tech sector. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview with one of Generation or OBT’s hiring partners for a full-time role. Info and apply
Educational Alliance - workshops (see flyer for details)
November 25 - “What Do You Do?” Create & Practice Your Answer
Bridges from School to Work
Bridges helps 17-24 year-olds with disabilities find competitive, integrated employment in entry-level positions. Info
The Door - Work Readiness Customer Service Program
Paid Customer & Food Service Training, Internship and Job Placement for youth ages 16-24. Info
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Currently recruiting for pre-apprenticeship training program for women, women-identified and non binary people pursuing careers in construction and building trades, utilities and related occupations. Applicants must be 18 and have a high school diploma/HSE. Info sessions weekly Tuesdays 10 am and Wednesday 6pm, interested people can register on-line, email email@example.com or call (212) 627-6252 to register.
MMCC - Train & Earn Culinary Program
3-week training course utilizing a state of the art facility leading to New York State Food Handlers Certification. Job placement assistance upon program completion. Advanced training options in healthcare and technology. Orientation Fridays at 10 am. Info
NPower - Tech Fundamentals - next cohort begins January 21
NPower's Tech Fundamentals is a free 23-week workforce development program, which prepares young adults to begin careers in the field of information technology, and includes 16 weeks of in-class instruction and 7 weeks at a full time internship. Students will have the opportunity to earn a industry recognized certification CompTIA A+ and receive professional development training and job-readiness skills. Info
Moody's RE-IGNITE: Career Re-Entry Program Technical & Non-Technical Internships / Applications due December 6
Grace Institute of New York - applications due January 6, 2020 Administrative Professional Program will begin January 21- April 9, 2020; Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm Patient Service Representative Program will begin January 21- March 12, 2020; Monday- Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
CUNY TechWorks & BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Computer Network Support training program: info + registration
Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem
Youth Action's YouthBuild program is now recruiting its 2020 cohort. 9 month training and education program for young adults between 17-24 years. Training includes HSE instruction, Construction Skills, Building Operators and Food Careers training and related professional certifications. Earn an AmeriCorps Education scholarship become a community leader. Info
NMIC - YouthBuild: Business Bootcamp
5-month program for young adults (17-24) that provides high school equivalency (HSE) instruction, as well as training in the areas of small business ownership, digital literacy, customer service, Microsoft Office and employment readiness. More info and apply 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. Info
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. Info