May 2, 2019

Workforce Weekly

** Advocacy Edition **

  • Advocacy Alert: #InvestInSkillsNYC May 6 Rally & Press Conference Urging Mayor to Invest $70M in Bridge Programs
  • Advocacy Alert: #YearOfTheCBO May 7 Rally
  • Advocacy Alert: #LiteracyLiftsNYC May 12 Rally
  • Funding Opportunity: SBS Issues RFP for "First Course" Culinary Training Program
  • Funding Opportunity: Enterprise Community Partners RFP for Housing Career Pathways Initiative
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Programs and Events from Our Community
  • Job Openings from Our Community
Advocacy Alert: #InvestInSkillsNYC May 6 Rally & Press Conference Urging Mayor to Invest $70M in Bridge Programs

Invest In Skills NYC
and our champions on the City Council - Councilmembers Antonio Reynoso, Carlina Rivera, Ritchie Torres and Mark Treyger - will be holding a press conference on the steps of City Hall on Monday, May 6th at noon to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to invest $70 million in bridge programs in the budget, fulfilling a promise from 2014. 

This is a decisive moment for NYC’s workforce community and demonstrates how critical our collective advocacy and services are in creating equity and access to opportunity for all New Yorkers. In order to secure this much-needed and long overdue investment in our clients and communities, we must come together and show the strength of our field and unified voice. Join us on Monday at City Hall and online at #InvestInSkillsNYC.
Bridges to Better Jobs Press Conference
Monday, May 6 @ 12 pm (arrive by 11:45 am)
City Hall Steps
RSVP here

Bridge programs are vital today because while New York’s economy is growing and creating new opportunities for skilled workers, far too many of our constituents are shut out of this economy because they lack the foundational skills to pursue technical training, college courses, or a skilled career.

A large share of the City's workforce system clients, fall within between a 6th and 10th grade reading level, including an estimated 20 to 25 percent of HRA’s Back to Work clients, 40 to 50 percent of DYCD’s Out-Of-School Youth clients, and 20 to 30 percent of adult clients served by DYCD, , locking them out of many programs and job opportunities. An additional 15 to 30 percent of these client populations test at fifth to seventh grade literacy levels. From our survey of 26 workforce training providers, we found that approximately 23% of applicants are either being turned away from their desired occupational training programs or have to be re-directed to a low-skill job, bridge program or other services or due to their low reading and math skills.

Learn more about the value and impact of bridge programs in helping low-skill jobseekers obtain the academic credentials, experience, and technical skills required to advance into skilled training or secure entry-level work  here

Contact Annie Garneva at or 646.866.7098 with any questions. 
Advocacy Alert: #YearOfTheCBO May 7 Rally

Join our partners at the Human Services Council, Council members and human services advocates, providers, workers, and clients from across NYC to call attention to the vital need for investments in human services in the FY20 City budget.
#YearOfTheCBO Rally
Tuesday, May 7 @ 11 am
City Hall Steps

NYC cannot run without critical services including after-school programs, supportive housing, homeless services, job training, and mental health services, yet government agencies rarely cover the full costs of providing and maintaining these programs. Working together, we have the power to fortify the essential services millions of New Yorkers turn to every day at community-based organizations (CBOs)!

Join online using this social media packet and #YearOfTheCBO.

Contact MJ Okma at with any questions.
Advocacy Alert: #LiteracyLiftsNYC May 12 Rally

Join our partners at the NYC Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL), immigrants and other adult learners, educators, and their allies to rally for the Mayor to stop his proposed cuts to English and other adult literacy programs in the City Budget. This will be latest in NYCCAL's five borough tour of rallies. Join online at #LiteracyLiftsNYC.
#LiteracyLiftsNYC Brooklyn Rally for Adult Literacy Funding
Monday, May 13 @ 10:30 am
Brooklyn Borough Hall

Thousands across the NYC are currently enrolled in adult literacy classes not scheduled for renewal in the Mayor’s executive budget. In this uncertain political climate, these services are more important than ever to ensuring that immigrant families understand their rights and know what resources are available to them. There are 2.2 million adult New Yorkers currently lacking English proficiency and/or a high school diploma – 1/3 of the entire adult population of the city – making the Mayor’s decision to eliminate funding for this program deeply troubling. 
Contact Ariel Savransky (UJA) at with any questions.
Funding Opportunity: SBS Issues RFP for "First Course" Culinary Training Program

The NYC Food & Beverage Industry Partnership, which works closely with NYC Department of Small Business Services, has issued an RFP for the First Course NYC Apprenticeship Training Program, a new industry-informed culinary training program designed to be delivered in collaboration with respected NYC restaurants. 

The RFP is for an experienced organization to improve an existing curriculum for an industry informed, entry-level line cook training program, which will include classroom-based culinary skills, job preparedness skill work-based learning and structured on-the-job training component with employer partners. The program will be delivered in two successive cohorts to a minimum of 25 qualified and eligible participants in each cohort.

Questions regarding the RFP are due May 7, and responses are due May 24.
Funding Opportunity: Enterprise Community Partners RFP for Housing Career Pathways Initiative
Enterprise Community Partners, in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, has released a Housing Career Pathways Initiative RFP for two to three workforce development providers to help design a new program to more systematically connect low-income New Yorkers with permanent, quality jobs with avenues for career pathways in the affordable housing industry.

There will be a pre-submission conference call on Friday, May 10th at 1pm and proposals are due on May 24. 
Action Alert:
Advocacy Opportunities & Resources
NYC Council FY 2020 Executive Budget Hearings 
Below are some of the scheduled executive budget hearings with testifying agencies relevant to the workforce development community coming up in May. You can find the full schedule of hearings here. This round of hearings does not allow for public testimony, except for the final hearing on May 23.

Tuesday, May 7
10 – 11 am: Economic Development Corporation 
11 am – 12 pm: Aging
1  – 3 pm: NYCHA 

Thursday, May 9
11 am – 12 pm: Correction

Monday, May 13
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Immigrant Affairs

Thursday, May 16
10 – 11 am: Youth and Community Development Youth Services 
11 am – 12 pm: Small Business Services 
2 – 3 pm: Health & Mental Hygiene

Wednesday, May 22
10 am – 1 pm Human Resources Administration and Homeless Services

Thursday, May 23
11 – 11 am: Finance
11 – 11:30 am: Comptroller
11:30 am – 12 pm: Independent Budget Office
12 – 2 pm: Office of Management & Budget
2 pm: Public
In the News: 
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
Programs and Events from Our Community
Program Recruitment

Hostos Community College
Computer Support Technician Apprenticeship Info Sessions through June. 
Info and RSVP here.
Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Info Sessions through June.
Info and RSVP here.

Roundabout Theatre Company: Theatrical Workforce Development Program
Mandatory info sessions take place April through June. Training begins September 16, 2019. See website for more info and to sign up for an info session.

Grace Institute of New York
8-week Patient Service Representative Program
Applications due May 15 for cohort beginning June 10. More info and open house registration here.

LaGuardia Community College
3-month Network Support Specialist Training
More info and application here

6-Week Certified Phlebotomy Technician Training
4-Day Security Officer Training Class
More info here

CUNY TechWorks at Queensborough - Software Development Program
Application deadline extended to May 10 for cohorts beginning in summer 2019. 
Info sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.​

St. Nicks Alliance
8-week Bilingual Financial Services Training starts May 6
More info here

NYC College of Technology

Free 8-week Healthcare Program for English Language Learners 
See flyer for details

Bronx Community College Medical Laboratory Technician Program
See flyer for more info.

Home Health Aide Training
Classes begin May 13. Visit website for info and registration.

Retraining Program For Immigrant Engineers @ Camba & The Cooper Union
Registration now open for spring semester 2019. For more info, see this flyer and register here.

CUNY Adult Learner Hub
See flyer for details.

Brooklyn Public Library: Adult Learning & High School Equivalency programs
More info on screening schedule here.

LaGuardia Community College Spring Training Opportunities
TechHire - OpenCode Network Administration (Spring 2019) - info here

Woodlawn & The Door Preservation Training Program
More info and RSVP for info sessions in brochure and website

NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
YouthBuild Business Bootcamp  - more info here
Security Guard Training - more info here
Home Health Aide Training - more info in English and Spanish
Customer and Food Service Training (adults) - more info here
Train & Earn Food Service & Training and Career Counseling - more info here

StreetWise Partners Mentorship Program
13 week mentorship program that assist participants who are un/underemployed gain the tools, skills, network and resources needed to obtain and maintain employment. Sign up for an info session here.

NADAP Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)
3-week job readiness workshops & pipeline to employment for youth/young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who are TANF eligible.
More info, see the brochure or contact 212-986-1170 or

CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.

LaGuardia Community College: CUNY Fatherhood Academy
Currently recruiting for the 16 week HSE prep program, which prepares fathers for the TASC exam and provides a range of academic and personal supports including tutoring, individualized counseling, financial literacy workshops and parenting workshops. Application deadline is May 31 for summer cohort. Learn more here.
Job Openings from Our Community

Bronx Community College

Program Manager – Film Production Training Program

Building Skills NY
Senior Recruiter for Construction Industry

Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor   •    Clinical Case Manager  •   
Case Manager Supervisor  •    Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor  •    
Director of workforce Development    •   Orientation Facilitator

Grant Associates
Business Analyst (SOC)

Blue Ridge Labs at Robin Hood
Program Associate

Grand Street Settlement
Youth Job Training Manager

Office Messenger/Clerical Assistant  •  Academic and Career Coordinator 

Nontraditional Employment for Women

Employment Coordinator

Vice President, Policy

Queens Community House
Director of Youth Employment Services

Phipps Neighborhoods
SYEP Job Developer

The HOPE Program
Retention Associate

CUNY Early College Initiative (ECI)
Employer Partnerships Developer

Human Services Council (HSC)
Policy Analyst/Organizer

Henry Street Settlement
Job Placement Specialist  •  Volunteer Events Coordinator  •   Child Care Worker  •   Grant Writer   •   Evening Program Coordinator

Day Care Council of NY
Career Ladder Academic Advisor

WES Global Talent Bridge
Policy Strategist

Project Renewal
Vocational Counselor    •   Assistant Director- Next Step ACE   •   Case Manager Jr. 

Green City Force
Developer of Employer Partnerships

Account Manager

Employment Specialist   •  Accountant   •  Grants Accountant 

Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Deputy Director for Programs  •   Deputy Director for Finance and Administration 

RiseBoro Community Partnership

Lead Career Counselor, Level Up! Workforce Development

Employment Specialist

JCC of Greater Coney Island
Case Manager

Grace Institute
Administrative Professional Instructor  •  Director of Training

St Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Program Director- TechSTART   •   Office Assistant  •  Worksite & Intake Associate   •  Intake/Data Entry Associate  •  High School Equivalency Instructor  •  Child Care Navigator  •  Human Resources Assistant

Center for Employment Opportunities
Quality Assurance Analyst   •  Director, Social Enterprise Operations   •  Retention Specialist    •  Chief Operating Officer   •  Grants Analyst  • Coordinator, Stewardship and Development   •    Grants Assistant  •   Evaluation Associate  •   Specialist, Learning and Development

The Door
Phlebotomist   •  College Advisor   •    Managing Director, Institutional Giving  •   Grants officer   •    Managing Attorney   •   Engagement Specialist   •    Case Manager, Mental Health and Personal Development

Chinese-American Planning Council
Activity Specialist  •  Education and Career Specialist  •  Higher Education Counselor    •   Outreach Specialist

Per Scholas
Senior Associate, Corporate Engagement - Newark & NY

Jericho Project
Career Counselor

LaGuardia Community College
Workforce Development Operations Manager   •   Clinical Site Coordinator, Bilingual Medical Assistant Training Program   •    LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Educational Case Manager   •   LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Outcomes Specialist
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