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).
Green Economy Tax Credit - 7.5 percent of wages for each net new job created for green economy businesses, as well as a refundable, discretionary Green Investment Tax Credit totaling up to 5 percent of qualifying new capital investments in connection with qualifying green economy projects and increasing to up to 8 percent of eligible investment for research and development in qualifying green economy projects.
Guarantee Sick Leave - require all employers to provide their employees with sick leave — 7 days of paid leave for large employers (at least 100 employees), 5 days of paid leave for medium-sized employers (5-99 employees), and 5 days per year of unpaid leave for small employers (fewer than 5 employees).
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.
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 nyc.gov/PASSPort.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 PHI
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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'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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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