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 allservice 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.
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.
Committee on Civil Service and Labor - November 13 / 10 am
Oversight - Examining Automation within the NYC Labor Force. Hearing Details
Committee onCivil 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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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 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