November 6, 2019
  • Response Requested: Data on Your Bridge & Training Programs to Inform Investment & Policy Recommendations for NYCEDC
  • Upcoming NYC Council Hearings on Automation & Domestic Workers Protectionsr Bridge & Training Programs to Inform Investment & Policy Recommendations for NYCEDC
  • 2019 State of the Workforce Report
  • NYCETC Applications for 2020 Board of Directors due November 12
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Events and Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
Response Requested: Data on Your Bridge & Training Programs to Inform Investment & Policy Recommendations for NYCEDC
NYCETC is currently partnering with Coalition members Per Scholas, The Door and General Assembly on a project supported by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to research and plan innovative approaches and provide policy and investment recommendations that the City can take to amplify the training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers in tech and other in-demand sectors. Our collaborative’s focus is squarely on the power of bridge programs, and we are working to deliver a playbook and inform system-wide investment for helping community-based organizations scale up their ability to provide bridge training to students in need in both tech and non-tech roles across the five boroughs. 

To that end, we are asking you and the entire NYC workforce development community to provide critical data on your bridge programs (current and past), training programs, and the variety of skill and credential barriers impacting your clients. Please complete both surveys by Friday, November 8th at 5 pm. 

Your detailed feedback is vital to our research and ability to fully reflect the current landscape of programs, organizations’ existent capacity and potential to scale up programming, and the skill and credential needs within our communities that are keeping people out of training opportunities. This in turn will directly impact the investment and policy recommendations we will make on behalf of New Yorkers, your organization, and the workforce system.

Below are two surveys we are asking all workforce development service providers to complete:
Survey on Bridge Programs 
seeking information from all service providers - with current or past bridge programs, as well as those not offering such programming (to better understand why not)

Survey on Training Programs
seeking information from providers offering training programs, to better understand admissions requirements and inform bridge program development into this training
Please complete both surveys by Friday, November 8th at 5 pm. 

You can download PDFs of each survey here - Bridge Survey PDF and Training Survey PDF - to collect information before going in to complete the survey.
Upcoming NYC Council Hearings on Automation & Domestic Workers Protections
Below are NYC Council hearings taking place this month that are relevant to the workforce community. The autumn is a less-busy season at City Hall, but presents an opportunity for organizations to raise their profile with Council members by appearing and testifying before their committees. 

NYCETC is planning to testify at the hearing on automation. Please contact our Advocacy Director Jesse Laymon if your organization is interested in testifying.  For meeting location, click on "hearing details," and see full Council hearing calendar for other Council meetings.

Committee on Civil Service and Labor  -  November 13  /  10 am
Oversight - Examining Automation within the NYC Labor Force.  Hearing Details

Committee on Civil and Human Rights  -  November 18  /  10 am
Intro 0339-2018 to expand the definition of employer under the human rights law to provide protections for domestic workers.  Hearing Details
2019 State of the Workforce Report

For the third year, NYATEP has compiled an annual snapshot of publicly available data into its 2019 edition of the State of the Workforce to inform communities about the dynamics of their regional economy and the workforce impact. The data in the report supports four key findings:
  • The economic landscape is changing in New York and the United States
  • New Yorkers lack skills in demand
  • Childcare is a barrier to median and low-wage families
  • There are many costs facing New York's workforce
Check out the full report for key facts including recession indicators, educational attainment levels, key underutilized populations, highlights on childcare and financial security, and more.
NYCETC Applications for 2020 Board of Directors Due November 12
The NYCETC Board of Directors seeks interested individuals for a number of open Board of Directors seats to commence a two year term beginning with the first meeting on February 2020. Nominations will be accepted until November 12. Self-nominations are welcome and accepted, as are nominations of other individuals. To submit a nomination, interested individuals should complete the 2020 NYCETC Board of Directors Application.

The Board of Directors is comprised of up to 30 individuals, each meeting the following criteria set out in the NYCETC by-laws:
  • Each Director must be at least 18 years old and must occupy “a senior policy-making position with the General Member organization of which such Director is representative."
  • Prospective Board members must be able to serve at least one two-year term and willing to help the Coalition raise revenue via annual individual contributions and sponsorship of Opportunity Awards and/or Conference.
  • Board members are expected to attend 4 Board meetings on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm and serve on one or more committees. Current committees are Fundraising, Innovation, Policy and Advocacy, and Programs and Events.
The process for 2020 is as follows:
  • Applications will be accepted until November 12 at 5 PM by completing the 2020 NYCETC Board of Directors Application
  • Interviews will be conducted during the week of November 18
  • The Board will vote on new Board members in December
  • The first Board meeting will be held in February

Employers Say Students Aren’t Learning Soft Skills in College

The Business Case for More Diversity
The Wall Street Journal

Opinion: Dip in the NYC Poverty Rate Exposes How Much More Policymakers Must Do
FPWA in City Limits

Solutions for a Changing Economy: A Report from the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative National Advisory Council
The Aspen Institute

Highlights of the Summer Jobs and Beyond: Career Pathways for Youth Demonstration Grants

How to Tap Into Veteran Talent


HSC, Candid, NYLPI, & Nonprofit New York: Lobbying and Electoral Activity Training
Thursday, November 7  /  2:30 - 5 pm  /  Info and RSVP

Webinar: The Future of Warehouse Work: Technological Change in the U.S. Logistics Industry
Thursday, November 7  /  11 am PST  / Info and RSVP

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies: Going Big - Expanding Labor Rights for the 21st Century
Friday, November 15  /  9 – 10:30 am  /  Info and RSVP

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: Workforce Education Series - Leadership and Employee Experience
Tuesday, November 19  /  8:30 - 11 am  /  Info and RSVP

CWE Open House
Tuesday, November 19  /  10 am - 12 pm  /  Info and RSVP

City & State NY Economic + Workforce Development Conference
November 21  /  9 am - 4 pm  /  Info and Tickets

Professional Development

FPWA Crowned & Courageous: Women of Color Network 2019-2020 Cohort
Applications due Friday, November 15. 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

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.  Job placement and advancement, financial counseling, and child support navigation services are available to participants. 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

The HOPE Program
HOPEworks - 5-week training for New Yorkers interested in various career pathways, including maintenance, clerical, animal care, retail, food industry, and customer service. Program starts November 18;  must apply by November 14. Info here

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
Free Security Officer Training - Admissions session November 13 at 2 pm. Info session sign up

Educational Alliance - workshops (see flyer for details)
November 13 - Develop Your Résumé For Your New Job
November 18 - Microsoft Word: Introduction and Concepts
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

StreetWise Partners  
Currently recruiting for the 13 week mentorship program that assist participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Participants receive individualized support from 1 or 2 mentors while learning about career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, networking, LinkedIn, and workplace culture. Participants gain access to a network of thousands of volunteer professionals, mentees, and alumni graduates; as well as, ongoing professional development opportunities and job updates. Program starts week of January 6. Info session sign up

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 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

Stronger Father, Stronger Families workshops: enrollment is every Thursday 10 am

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

LaGuardia Community College: multiple programs
TechHire – Open Code
Adult Basic Skills
Bridge to College & Careers Program

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
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
Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist

Upwardly Global
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Manager of Employee Experience

Back On My Feet
Program Coordinator

Rebuilding Together NYC
Director of Programs

EOC College Advisor, College Connections Project (TRIO)

Senior Director for Industry and Campus Engagement

Coordinator for Academics  •  Coordinator for Workforce Development  •  Job Developer/Internship Coordinator  •  Social Worker  •  Work Readiness/Credential Instructor  •  Case Manager

Community Engagement Coordinator - Strong Fathers, Stronger Families   •   Program Manager, Strong Fathers Stronger Families  •  Special Assistant  •   Success Coach/Career Case Manager - Bridges to Careers

Queens Community House
YouthBuild Construction Instructor  •    College Retention Specialist  •    Education Specialist  •    Youth Development Specialist  •    

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Program Coordinator, DHS Financial Independence Now

Commonpoint Queens
Program Director of Advance and Earn, Adult Workforce

Andromeda Community Initiative
Executive Director/Interim Executive Director

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
Senior Manager Grants, Program Evaluation & Quality    •     Project Manager

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Account Manager

Jericho Project
Case Manager   •    Career Counselor   •    Assistant Healthcare Coordinator  •     Rapid Resolution Specialist  •    Outreach Specialist

Director of Talent Acquisition

LaGuardia Community College
Director of Technology Training Initiatives

Henry Street Settlement
JET Employment Coordinator

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Counselor  •   Office Manager

Project Renewal
Senior Grants Manager  •   Counselor, Next Step   •  Supervisor, Next Step ACE Program

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU), The Murphy Institute  
Institutional Research Manager - Worker Education and Workforce Development

Family Law Attorney   •  Community Health Worker
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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