January 22, 2020                                                                                                              Read past issues here
  • Mayor de Blasio Outlines FY 2021 Preliminary Budget
  • Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2021 Budget
  • $3.4 Million Awarded Across 61 Entities in NYS as Part of Workforce Development Initiative
  • Indirect Investment Update: Conditional Indirect Cost Rate Option Closes January 31
  • UMEZ Launches Employer-Driven Bridge Hospitality Training Program in Harlem
  • WPTI & Hub 2020 Survey of NYC Frontline Workforce Professionals Due By Mid-February
  • Events and Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
Mayor de Blasio Outlines FY 2021 Preliminary Budget

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presented  the Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 - a $95.3 billion budget proposal that called for a 2.7 percent increase, which is the smallest percentage increase to take place during his six years in office. The Mayor attributes this to the state’s projected $6 billion budget gap and it’s potential decrease in city funding.The Mayor highlighted a continuation of the Fair Fares program with an investment of $106 million; $147 million in wages and benefits for uniform workers (over 2 years); $98 million in capital funds to improve street safety for pedestrians and cyclists; and $12.9 million in capital funds for improvements at NYCHA community centers. There were no new or increased investments in workforce and employment services within this proposed budget. For more information, see the FY21 Budget website and presentation transcript.
Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2021 Proposed Budget

Yesterday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined the FY 2021 Executive Budget, outlining his financial plan for the variety of proposals put forward two weeks ago in his 2020 State of the State address. Some of the top items touted by the Governor include a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change; a $25 billion expansion of New York building program; a $28.5 billion investment in education and reform; an expanded Excelsior free college tuition program to include families making up to $150,000 per year; and reforming the current Medicaid system with a new Medicaid Redesign Team. 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 budget book).
NYCETC will continue to keep you informed as the budget and more information about these proposals arises. 
$3.4 Million Awarded Across 61 Entities in NYS as Part of Workforce Development Initiative
Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 61 New York State businesses, community colleges and community-based organizations will receive funding for workforce development totaling $3.4 million as part of the state's $175 million Workforce Development Initiative. Professional training is expected to provide 2,464 New Yorkers with in-demand skills. Grant funds are provided by the Department of Labor, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and The State University of New York. Since launching in May 2019, nearly $6.5 million has been awarded through the Workforce Development Initiative. Within NYC, the following organizations will receive part of this state-wide funding: Garment District Alliance, Montefiore Medical Center, Rebuilding Together NYC, International Rescue Committee, Brookfield Place I, Brookfield Place II, 600 Third Ave in Murray Hill, and Hines Interests. The WDI is an ongoing funding process, and continues to accept applications for funding. For more information, see the NYS WDI website.
Indirect Investment Update: Conditional Indirect Cost Rate Option Closes January 31
In December, the City launched the Indirect Funding Initiative with the opening of the Indirect Entryway Choice Form, which 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. Below are critical updates for the field:
  • Providers have until January 31, 2020 to elect the Conditional ICR:  When choosing the Conditional ICR, a provider makes a commitment to establish an ICR through a NICRA or Independent Accountant’s Report by December 31, 2020. The Conditional ICR is retroactive to July 1, 2019 and applicable only through the FY20 fiscal year. 
  • PASSPort Enrollment: Your organization must be enrolled in PASSPort (the Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal) to receive funding through the FY20 ICR Funding Initiative. For step-by-step PASSPort enrollment instructions, please reference the "Vendor Account Creation" and "Beginner's Guide to PASSPort" user manuals at
  • Delta Templates: If you have submitted your Entryway Choice Form, please check your organization’s HHS Accelerator Document Vault for a pre-populated Delta Template and instructions to complete the next step to claim an ICR and funding. It is important to use the Delta Template instructions, as it provides detailed steps to completing the Delta Template. In addition, the instructions can be found on the Indirect Implementation webpage.
More information about the Conditional ICR is available in the Cost Manual, Section II.E and Section VII (Frequently Asked Questions). The City Implementation Team is available for questions at
UMEZ Launches Employer-Driven Bridge Hospitality Training Program in Harlem
Left to right: J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor, City of New York; Craig Livingston, Managing Partner, Exact Capital Group; Yahshaanyah Hill, VP of Workforce Opportunity Investments, UMEZ; Anthony Watson, Executive Director, State University of New York Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center; Blair Duncan, President and CEO, UMEZ; Honorable Adriano Espaillat, Congressman, New York 13th District
Yesterday the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) launched its Employer-Driven Bridge Hospitality Training Program (EBHTP), a sector employment strategy that is designed to support the development of a well-qualified hospitality workforce in Upper Manhattan that is prepared to meet the skill demands and hiring needs of hospitality/hotel employers, while cultivating pathways to industry-specific training, education, employment and sustainable careers for Upper Manhattan residents. The EBHTP is a first-of-its kind program model in Upper Manhattan that fosters meaningful collaboration between economic and workforce development. The program coordinates training and employment resources with one of UMEZ’s anchor economic development projects, the Victoria Theater Redevelopment Initiative. This initiative is part of the revitalization of 125th Street and will create a 27-story tower with a 211-room Marriott Renaissance Hotel, 191-unit apartment building, retail space and cultural space for local non-profits. The Marriott Renaissance Hotel is expected to generate 58 full-time jobs to operate the hotel, tentatively scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2020.

"This is a model for how we should deal with hotel and economic development across the city. This is the kind of approach we need, & I especially love the academic component of this bridge program," said J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives. "
While automation will destroy some jobs, it will also increase and develop new jobs and we need to prepare our people for those jobs of the future. We need to grow models like this new UMEZ bridge program and develop them across the five boroughs."

EBHTP represents a partnership between UMEZ, the developer, the local Marriott operator, and the training provider, the State University of New York Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center, and its administrator, the Borough of Manhattan Community College to implement the EBHTP. UMEZ, MEOC and BMCC are members of NYCETC.
WPTI & Hub 2020 Survey of NYC Frontline Workforce Professionals Due By Mid-February
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. The survey will remain open through mid-February. 

Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce


America's Workers Need More than a Minimum Wage Hike
JFF in Real Clear Policy 

Genesis at Work: Evaluating the Effects of Manufacturing Extension on Business Success and Job Quality
IMEC & Aspen Institute

Looking Ahead Toward Equity: The College Promise Success Initiative

Congress Examines ‘Future of Work’ Issues


Paid Family Leave, on the Rise, Helps Women Stay in the Workforce


Workshop - Poverty Interrupted: Behavior Science Principles for Practitioners
Thursday, January 23  /  9:30 am - 1 pm  /  Info and RSVP

NMIC - US Census Hiring Event
Friday, January 24  /  11 am - 3 pm  /  Info

Webinar - Employment Services for Refugees: Leveraging Mainstream U.S. Systems and Funding
Thursday, January 23  /  2 pm  /  Info and RSVP

BBB of Metropolitan New York: Is Your Nonprofit Risk-Ready?
Tuesday, January 28  /  9 - 11:30 am  /  Info and RSVP

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection - Enhancing Workers’ Financial Security
Wednesday, January 29  /  9:30 am - 1 pm  /  Info and RSVP

Federal Reserve Bank of New York - Economic Inequality:  A Policy Series
Thursday, January 30  /  3 - 7 pm  /  Info and RSVP

National Skills Coalition 2020 Skills Summit
February 3 - 5  /  Early Bird Now Available

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies - "Sorry We Missed You" film screening
Thursday, February 27  /   6 - 9 pm /  Info and RSVP

*Save the Date*  NYCETC Opportunity Awards
Thursday, April 30   /  6 - 8 pm  

Professional Development

WPTI: 2020 Job Development Learning Group - program info packet
Application + Supervisor Recommendation Letter Deadline: January 27

PRI: Collective Leadership Supervisor Training
Training for supervisors of employees directly impacted by the criminal justice system and working in peer mentor/navigator and other credible messenger roles
Application deadline: January 31  /  Info and application

CRE Training - Census 101: Energizing and Mobilizing NYC Nonprofits to Get Out The Count
January 13 - 30 (various dates)  /  Info and RSVP

Asian American Federation leadership training - due January 17
Strengthening Nonprofit Leaders (SNL) program info and application
Leaders in Training (LIT) program info and application

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Webinars
Info and Tickets

NYC Solar Schools Education Program - free professional learning for DOE teachers
Info and Registration

Literacy Assistance Center
Workshop Calendar for Fall FY2020

The HOPE Program
Intervine is a 10-week, full-time, training program to install and maintain green infrastructure such as green roofs and landscaping projects. The program includes classroom instruction and real-world job experience working on Intervine contracts throughout NYC. Apply via info session at 1360 Garrison Ave, Bronx on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays by Feb. 4 for tryouts beginning Feb. 5. Program begins Feb.  24

StreetWise Partners  
Recruiting for the 13 week mentorship program - participants receive individualized support from 1 or 2 mentors while learning about career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, networking, LinkedIn, and workplace culture; access to a network of thousands of volunteer professionals, mentees, and alumni graduates; ongoing professional development opportunities and job updates. Program starts week of March 31. RSVP for info sessions

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 + Training
Calling all youth (18 – 24), NEW's next bootcamp: February 3 - 7. To register, contact Allie at (646) 291-2375 or
Next course training: February 6. To register please call (212) 627-6252. 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.

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 
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

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.

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC)
Free Career Training programs include Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Phlebotomy Training, Electronic Health Records, EKG Technician Training, Security Officer Training, OSHA 30-Hour for Construction and Hospitality. 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

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp: Connecting Youth & Creating Leaders
Info sessions for Programs and Services for ages 8 to 24

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
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

LaGuardia Community College - recruiting for Spring semester starting in March
TechHire – Open Code
Adult Basic Skills
Bridge to College & Careers Program

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

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
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
Staten Island OSHA Instructor   •   Upper Manhattan OSHA Instructor   •   Healthcare Sales Account Manager

Center for Employment Opportunities
Training Manager

Center for Family Life
Cooperative Developer

Project Manager, Financial Capability and Business Development

Hostos Community College
Industry Specialist

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
EOC College Advisor – College Connections Project (TRIO)  •   
HSE Connect Coordinator   •   HSE Connect Tutors   •    HSE Connect Office Assistant

The Door
Care Navigator and Drop-in Assistant    •    Senior Accountant     •    Job Placement Specialist     •   Job Placement Specialist     •    Accounting Clerk

Eckerd Connects
Licensed Mental Health Professional

Office of ThriveNYC
Program Manager, Workforce Development

Project Renewal
Placement Specialist

The CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies
Workforce Development Research Manager

LaGuardia Community College
Healthcare Training Program Manager       •     Instructional Associate

Director, 9-16 Education Partnerships

Career Pathways Navigator, Workforce for HomeBase

The High Line
Youth Programs Manager

Union Settlement
Director of Workforce Development     •    Workforce Development Associate

Hispanic Federation
Digital Workforce Development Manager

ESOL instructor

Grace Institute
Director of Employment Services

Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Opportunities

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
Program Director of Internship Placement Services Program

The Door
Residential Program Supervisor   •   Data and Operations Associate   •   Care Navigator and Drop in Assistant

Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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