Social Finance Report on Turnover Costs Finds Key Lessons for Provider-Employer Partnerships
Social Finance has released the report “Making Entry-Level Talent Stick,” highlighting its work with NYCETC member Seedco and research into the real cost of turnover to employers. Through detailed quantitative interviews with businesses — Seedco’s employer partners in New York, NY and Memphis, TN — the report’s findings estimate a single instance of turnover costs an employer approximately $3,300, with disproportionate impact on smaller businesses. The study found that employers consistently suggested that they would be willing to share about 50% of the value of improved retention with a workforce provider that was able to show improvements.
LMIS and EDC Release Report from "Building an Inclusive Economy" Conference
The NYC Labor Market Information Service (NYCLMIS) and the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) have released a conference report on the inaugural conference, "Building an Inclusive Economy in New York City: Contributions from Higher Education and Research," that took place in January 17. The conference brought together stakeholders from higher education and research settings across sectors, including government, business, philanthropy, nonprofit, and academia to to discuss the growing inequality in New York City and the decreasing access to opportunities for upward mobility; highlight the role of higher education and research in addressing these challenges; and explore multi-sector approaches to mitigating these developments and promoting a truly inclusive economy. The report highlights these major themes from throughout the day, lessons learned and next steps.
Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: ESOL & Clients with Disabilities
NYCETC has several Member Strategy Roundtables coming up:
Roundtables will bring together Coalition members to share their concerns, needs, and ideas with us and each other, and to develop shared plans around collective advocacy. You can see all member roundtables scheduled for 2019 by visiting the calendar on our website.
Funding Opportunity: USDOL Grant for New Center for Employer-Focused Disability Policy and Technical Assistance
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of approximately $2 million in funds for the first year (anticipated to be matched each year for 4 years) of a cooperative agreement for an employer-focused disability policy development and technical assistance center. The solicitation is a re-competition of an existing cooperative agreement. Seeking to build upon the prior work of ODEP's Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), the new center will conduct research; engage with the business community; identify effective policies and practices that support business needs; and provide resources, technical assistance, and training to help public- and private-sector employers (including federal contractors) recruit, hire, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities. The deadline to apply is June 24 (see grant ID FOA-ODEP-19-01).
Funding Opportunity: NYS RAEN RFP
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Adult Education Program and Policy (ACCES-AEPP) is seeking proposals from organizations to plan and deliver quality, research-based professional development and training, and effective communication links to State and federally-funded agencies providing adult literacy services below the post-secondary level. The goal of the RAEN system is to provide staff development resources to improve the skills of adult education practitioners to improve the quality of the adult education and family literacy programs funded by ACCES-AEPP. The RAEN will provide technical assistance in coordination with ACCES-AEPP to assist adult education programs in meeting statewide benchmarks on the National Reporting System's core indicators and any other monitoring tools developed by NYSED. Applications are due June 20.
Action Alert: Advocacy Opportunities & Resources
NYC Council FY 2020 Executive Budget Hearings
Below are some of the scheduled executive budget hearings with testifying agencies relevant to the workforce development community coming up in May. You can find the full schedule of hearings here. This round of hearings does not allow for public testimony, except for the final hearing on May 23.
Wednesday, May 22
10 am – 1 pm Human Resources Administration and Homeless Services
Thursday, May 23
11 – 11 am: Finance
11 – 11:30 am: Comptroller
11:30 am – 12 pm: Independent Budget Office
12 – 2 pm: Office of Management & Budget
2 pm: Public
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Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
WES Global Webinar: Tapping Global Talent: Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Engineers in the U.S.
Thursday, May 23 / 2 - 3 pm
More info and RSVP here.
Resume Workshop for Internships at Local Arts Organizations
Saturday, June 1 / 10 am - 1 pm
Producing Partners: Hudson Guild, Fulton Houses Tenants Association, the High Line, and Pier55. More info and RSVP here.
WPTI: Facilitation Essentials
Wednesday, June 5 / 9:30 Am - 4:30 pm Info and RSVP here. WPTI: Build Your Competencies In Serving LGBTQI+ Youth
Session 1 of 2 - Wednesday, June 12 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Session 2 of 2 - Thursday, June 13 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Info and RSVP here.
Putting Social Media to Work for You
Wednesday, June 19 / 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Info and RSVP here.
BMCC IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
2 cohorts starting in July and 1 in September
Info in flyer and on website.
Hostos Community College
Computer Support Technician Apprenticeship Info Sessions through June. Info and RSVP here.
Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Info Sessions through June. Info and RSVP here.
CUNY TechWorks at Queensborough - Software Development Program Recruiting for next cohort.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.
NYC College of Technology
30 week Medical Assistant Training for English Language Learners (starts Fall 2019)
More info here.
Roundabout Theatre Company: Theatrical Workforce Development Program
Mandatory info sessions take place April through June. Training begins September 16, 2019. See website for more info and to sign up for an info session.
Grace Institute of New York
8-week Patient Service Representative Program
Applications due May 15 for cohort beginning June 10. More info and open house registration here.
LaGuardia Community College
3-month Network Support Specialist Training
More info and application here
6-Week Certified Phlebotomy Technician Training
4-Day Security Officer Training Class
More info here
CUNY TechWorks at Queensborough - Software Development Program
Application deadline extended to May 10 for cohorts beginning in summer 2019.
Info sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.
St. Nicks Alliance
8-week Bilingual Financial Services Training starts May 6
More info here
NYC College of Technology Free 8-week Healthcare Program for English Language Learners
See flyer for details
Bronx Community College Medical Laboratory Technician Program
See flyer for more info.
SUNY BEOC Home Health Aide Training
Classes begin May 13. Visit website for info and registration.
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.
Brooklyn Public Library: Adult Learning & High School Equivalency programs
More info on screening schedule here.
LaGuardia Community College Spring Training Opportunities
TechHire - OpenCode Network Administration (Spring 2019) - info 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. Application deadline is May 31 for summer cohort. Learn more here.