Last week, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his 2020 State of the State address and vision in Albany. Entitled “Making Progress Happen,” the governor’s proposals covered a wide range of issues and ideas, from addressing climate change and increases in hate crimes to legalizing recreational cannabis and increasing protections for domestic violence victims. This year the proposed budget will be released separately from the State of the State. The governor’s proposals can be viewed in the proposal book, and below you can find a list of some of the proposals most relevant to NYC workforce and economic development community (click on each to jump to that section of the proposal book). The most noteworthy of these is the proposal to expand New York's $175 million workforce development initiative to meet emerging job demand.
2020 State of the State highlights:
Expanding New York’s $175 Million Workforce Development Initiative to Meet Emerging Job Demand (details)
Launch the First-in-the-Nation Future of Work Centers
Invest $14 Million in Apprenticeship Expansion across New York State
Train Workers for the Green Economy
Creating the State’s First Comprehensive Education and Training Center
Expand the Electric Vehicle Industry in New York (details)
WPTI and the Workforce Field Building Hub have launched their 2020 Survey of Frontline Workforce Professionals. The survey focuses on the day-to-day experience of frontline workers across New York City’s workforce development system. Primary topics include: Wages, hours, and benefits; Career advancement and professional development opportunities; Diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the impact of contract, outcome and documentation compliance on worker experience. The survey is anonymous and will inform recommendations for systemic changes at the City and philanthropic levels in the interest of both workers and workforce organizations.
If you are a frontline worker, working with clients in New York City, you can and should take the survey. Frontline workers include (but are not limited to): Case Managers; Employment Coordinators/Specialists; Instructors/Trainers; Intake coordinators; Job Coaches; Job Developers; Retention Specialists; and anyone providing wraparound services or administrative support that has any direct client interaction. If you are a director, manager, or supervisor, encourage members of your team to complete this survey, which has the potential to not only improve day-to-day worker experience, but also shape city policy, strengthen practice and improve outcomes across New York City. The survey will remain open through mid-February.
Strong Nonprofits Campaign: Nominations for 2020 Notable Women in Human Services Hall of Fame
March is Women’s History Month, and the Strong Nonprofits Campaign is honoring and celebrating women who have made a significant impact on human services and our communities. The campaign will be highlighting the critical work done by these women, and the need for immediate funding in this year’s budget to ensure they are fairly paid. The human services workforce is over 80% women, and an investment in the workforce helps to address issues around equity. Nominations are due this Friday, January 17.
Know a woman in human services you think should be honored in our hall of fame? Your nominee should be currently employed at a nonprofit human services organization in a direct services role and be someone who goes above and beyond, exemplifying the importance of human services in New York’s communities. You should only nominate one staff per organization. Honorees will be featured in a Hall of Fame on March 10, with a photo and write up of their contributions and accomplishments.
Funding Opportunity: Hispanic Federation Latino Nonprofit Digital Accelerator RFP
The Hispanic Federation has announced a Latino Nonprofit Digital Accelerator Request for Proposals (RFP), aiming to increase Latino nonprofit capacity to prepare 12,500 Latinos for the workforce of tomorrow over a two-year period. As part of the RFP, agencies will complete a simple Self-Assessment of Digital Skills Readiness to better understand their digital skills capacity needs. Twenty-five Latino-led and serving nonprofit organizations will be awarded a minimum of $50,000 to enhance and expand their digital workforce activities. HF will provide capacity-building technical assistance to strengthen these organizations digital skills training capabilities and build their capacity to track outcomes.
Young Invincibles Launches Spring 2020 New York Young Advocate Program
Young Invincibles is launching their first Young Advocates program in NYC. The Young Advocates program is a paid fellowship for young people to get involved in higher education advocacy. This is a great opportunity for students to not only learn about the advocacy landscape in NYC, but also how to translate their own experiences into action. Young Advocates will work on Fridays from February to June 2020 on projects that elevate their voices on higher education issues in New York. Applications are due Wednesday, January 22.
To be eligible to apply, participants must be between the ages of 18 - 34. Many applicants are current college students, but that is not a requirement to participate.
The Kalamazoo Promise - Keeping Its Promise to Expand College Enrollment and Completion University of Wisconsin Press
ExpandED Pathways and LaGuardia Community College
Spring Computer Science Training Program starting February 20. More info here.
SUNY Bronx EOC Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Starts February 3 - Info and registration
KindWork x BWI: Customer Experience & Support Bootcamp
6-week, F/T, in-person training program for young adults (ages 21-26) seeking an entry point to the tech sector. Students will learn the skills needed to work as a Customer Experience or Customer Support Specialist at a tech-enabled company. Bootcamp graduates will be provided with job placement support and one year of career coaching. Accepting applications for the next cohort beginning on February 18. More info here.
NMIC and West Side Campaign Against Hunger
18 week free Culinary Pathways Training. Info sessions last week of January, and classes begin February 17. Info here
All of programs help lay the foundation to not just get a job, but build a career: STRIVE Career Path, STRIVE Fatherhood, and STRIVE Focus. See all program info here.
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) Youth Boot Camp
Next bootcamp: January 27th – February 8th. Requirements include: eligible to work in the US; HS Diploma or GED; interested in hands-on training to join a career path in the construction field. To register, contact Allie at (646)-291-2375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general recruitment, join an Information Session by calling (212) 627-6252. More info here.
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
Bridge to Craft Careers program w/Green-Wood Cemetery: Spring 2020 Masonry Technician Training. Info and registration here
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
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
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
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