February 20, 2019

Workforce Weekly

  • NYCETC Message for More Investment in Job Training Resonates in Post-Amazon Landscape
  • NYCETC Roundtable Brings Together 11 Members to Discuss Bridge Programs
  • NYS Assembly Adopts Resolution Making Feb 19-23 Nonprofit Infrastructure Week
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Job Openings Within Our Community + Programs and Events
NYCETC Message for More Investment in Job Training Resonates in Post-Amazon Landscape

Last Thursday, Amazon announced that the company will no longer move forward with plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City. The NYC Employment and Training Coalition was honored to be invited by Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo to serve on the Community Advisory Council to help guide the Amazon HQ2 plan.

Since December, the Coalition and several other member representatives have provided input about the planned development through our involvement on the Community Advisory Committee. Throughout this process, we have remained concerned about  commitment to including current New York City residents into their workforce plans and have pushed for substantial and long-term investments from the company, City and State in training and employment programs.

Over the last few months, progress was made by the Mayor’s Office and the NYC Economic Development Corporation to invest in training marganilized for jobs of the future. However, since the HQ2 agreement was announced back in November, there has been growing concern and opposition from local community leaders as well as local, state and federal elected officials about the potential impact on the city.

Throughout the past few months and in the wake of Amazon’s announcement, NYCETC’s message of the substantial need for job training for growth sectors like tech in order to ensure that current New Yorkers (especially marginalized and low-income New Yorkers who face the largest risk of being displaced by gentrification from projects like Amazon) are able to benefit from large, publicly subsidized economic development projects has never been more resonant. 
Let’s evaluate this process and ensure that job training is integrated into the fabric of all economic development in the City moving forward.

Check out some of the media where we were featured:

New York Fights—and Amazon Flees - The Nation
Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City - Wall Street Journal
Inside City Hall with Errol Louis (02/13) - NY1
Inside City Hall with Errol Louis (02/14) - NY1
NYCETC Roundtable Brings Together 11 Members to Discuss Bridge Programs
Last Thursday, NYCETC brought together 11 member organizations that provide bridge programs or partner with organizations that bridge into their own training to share program models and better connect to one another and the Coalition. Members discussed various challenges of their work designing and implementing different bridge program models. Partnerships and the funding required to build them were central to the discussion and the success of a bridge program. Other key elements of strong bridge programs include wraparound services, small cohorts, and a dedicated retention/transition specialist that helps clients navigate transition points. This conversation and data gathered is critical to NYCETC's work, as increased investments from the City for bridge programs is a central policy priority in 2019. 

Thank you to the members that came to network and share their knowledge with us: Per Scholas, The Door, Center for Employment Opportunities, StreetWise Partners, Workforce Professionals Training Institute, Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity, America Works of New York, JobsFirstNYC, Goodwill Industries of Greater NY & Northern NJ, LaGuardia Community College and NYC Housing Authority.

Upcoming Member Strategy Roundtables
We have several Member Strategy Roundtables coming up:
  • February 28: Re-Entry Services
  • March 21: Green Building & Retrofitting
Roundtables are open only to NYCETC members who run programs in the targeted sector, population or model. Members can RSVP by completing this registration form.

Roundtables will bring together Coalition members to share their concerns, needs, and ideas with us and each other, and to develop shared plans around collective advocacy. You can see all member roundtables scheduled for 2019 by visiting the calendar on our website.
NYS Assembly Adopts Resolution Making Feb 19-23 Nonprofit Infrastructure Week

To support the #StrongNonprofits campaign, the NYS Assembly - led by State Senator Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi - adopted a Resolution, memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 18 - 23, 2019 as Nonprofit Infrastructure Week in the State of New York. Show your support on Twitter all week (toolkit here) and sign on the letter below.

Sign On Letter in Support of Human Services Workforce
Deadline: Monday, February 25

Tell Governor Cuomo to support the workforce, 80% of whom are women. The campaign is asking for women who work for non-profit organizations to sign this letter, asking the Governor to fulfill his promise on delivering for women across New York by investing in non-profit human services organizations. Sign-on by Monday, February 25th. For more details, go here.
In the News: 
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
Programs and Events from Our Community

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers assists immigrant engineers and IT professionals who are underemployed or unemployed gain access to higher paying jobs through training and job placement assistance. The program includes courses in information technology and mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering taught by Cooper Union faculty and field experts. See flyer for registration details.

The Rise of Gig Work: Creating Flexibility and Stability for Workers in a New Era
Wednesday, February 13  /  12– 1:30 pm
More info and RSVP here.

NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators’ 48th Annual Legislative Conference - Workforce Development In NYS: Creating Equitable Employment Opportunities For Under Resourced Communities
Saturday, February 16  /  2 pm
LOB Rm 711-A, Albany, NY  
More info here.

NYATEP 2019 Youth Academy: Excellence in Youth Programming
March 18 - 20
More info and tickets here.

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies: OUR ECONOMY! Economic Democracy & System Change
Friday, April 12  /  9 am - 6 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Program Recruitment

Queensborough Community College: CUNY TechWorks - Applied Software Development Program
Application deadline: March 31 for cohorts beginning in summer 2019. 
Info sessions take place every Tuesday in February and March. 
More info here and sign up for an info session here.

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
Plumbing and Electrical courses (Full scholarships available for students who qualify)
TechHire Open Code Web Development (free)
ExpandED Pathways (free)

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

Central Queen Y - multiple upcoming coding classes
Wood Press - 2 weeks - starts Feb. 25
More info here or contact Brynn McCormick: (718) 268-5011 x187 /

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. Next cohort starts in January. Learn more here.

Professional Development + Trainings

WPTI: Foster Care Roundtable Series 2019 - Session 2
Thursday, February 28 /  9:30 am - 1:30 pm
More info here.

SeaChange Collective: Grounded Program Design -Incorporating Anti-Oppression Approaches to Social Justice Work
Thursday, February 28  /  9 am - 5 pm
More info here.

WPTI: Roundtable on Advising Non-Traditional Students on College
Wednesday, March 6  /  9:30 am - 12 pm
More info here.

SeaChange Collective: Amplifying Youth Engagement in Social Justice Work
Friday, March 1  /  9 am - 5 pm
More info here.
Job Openings from Our Community

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   •   Human Resources Director

RiseBoro Community Partnership
Lead Career Counselor, Level Up! Workforce Development

Community Service Society of New York
Volunteer Manager, Financial Advocacy Program

Employment Specialist

JCC of Greater Coney Island
Case Manager

Queens Community House
Trainer   •   Business Services Specialist

Career Adviser I   •   Adult Education Instructor, Workforce Development  •  Adult Education Instructor, Success Coach, Workforce for HomeBase

Grace Institute
Administrative Professional Instructor  •  Director of Training

St Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
High School Equivalency Instructor  •  Child Care Navigator  •  Human Resources Assistant

Project Renewal
Vocational Case Manager  •  Case Manager Jr.   •    Assistant Director 

Center for Employment Opportunities

Manager of Supportive Services  •  Retention Specialist    •  Chief Operating Officer   •  Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy   •  Associate, Communications  •  Fleet Manager  •  Senior Manager, Benefits  •  Coordinator, Stewardship and Development   •   National Salesforce Training Associate  •   Grants Assistant  •   Evaluation Associate  •   Specialist, Learning and Development

The Door
Phlebotomist   •  College Advisor   •    Managing Director, Institutional Giving  •   Grants officer   •    Managing Attorney   •   Engagement Specialist   •    Community School Supervisor •  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

Grant Associates
Career Navigator- Career Compass  •   Community Partner Coordinator  •   Employment Coordinator/ Account Manager  •   Sales Coordinator  •   Accountant   •   Data/Policy Analyst 

Jericho Project

Career Counselor

LaGuardia Community College
Assistant Director of Business and Construction Programs   •  Assistant Director of Medical Administrative and Technology​ Programs

Administrative Assistant   •  Computer Lab Facilitator  •  Orientation Facilitator  •  Manager Clinical Manager  •  Peer Recovery Advocate  •  Assistant Director (Harlem CareerCompass)  •  Substance Abuse Counselor  •  Vocational Case Manager (Bilingual Spanish Required)

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)
ESOL Instructor
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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