October 30, 2019
  • Response Requested: Data on Your Bridge & Training Programs to Inform Investment & Policy Recommendations for NYCEDC
  • NYCETC Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Board of Directors
  • HSC Releases RFP Rating Updates for Summer Youth Employment Programs
  • City to Expand Jobs-Plus Program to Include More Sites & Connections to Care
  • 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 Thursday, November 7th 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 Thursday, November 7th 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.
NYCETC Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Board of Directors
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
HSC Releases RFP Rating Updates for Summer Youth Employment Programs

HSC has released an update to the School-Based Summer Youth Employment Program RFP and the Special Initiatives Summer Youth Employment Program RFP.

HSC notes in its announcement that "HSC and its members appreciate DYCD’s continued commitment to youth workforce programs and expanding SYEP. HSC released a rating outlining major risk areas for this RFP that we hoped would be addressed in the reissue. Unfortunately, as stated at the pre-proposal conference by DYCD, there has not been any changes to the RFPs in comparison to the ones released in the summer. Therefore, there are still lingering risks that providers should consider before proposing for these solicitations, including the general timeline, burdensome paperwork requirements, and wage concerns for younger youth in the program."
City to Expand Jobs-Plus Program to Include More Sites & Connections to Care
Last month, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced that the City will be expanding its Jobs-Plus program to add three new sites, as well as expand the reach of seven existing sites, increasing the citywide total of NYCHA developments served by the Jobs-Plus program from 27 to 44. The expansion came on the heels of evaluation findings from the Urban Institute showing that New York City’s Jobs-Plus program increases employment and earnings for participants. Jobs-Plus has connected nearly 8,500 NYCHA residents with job placements since 2013. According to the Urban Institute analysis of the Jobs-Plus program, New Yorkers participating in the Jobs-Plus program for one year are 72 percent more likely to be employed and earned 32 percent more than those who had not yet joined the program. This expansion includes a $2.5 million annual investment to bring the Connections to Care program, which trains employees to act as front-line responders to screen clients for mental health needs, offer direct support when appropriate, and link to local health providers for further care if needed, to all Jobs-Plus sites for the first time. Applications to the Jobs-Plus expansion RFP are due November 6.

What Happened to the Promise of a 4-Year College Degree? Part 1: College graduates aren’t meeting employers’—or their own—expectations at work. Why?

The Creative Economy is a Key Source of Middle-Class Jobs
Center for an Urban Future

The Male Student Success Initiative: Investing in the Success of Men of Color

The Future of Tech Depends On Upskilling Your Team

Will a Bachelor’s Degree Matter as Much for Gen Z?
Harvard Business Review

Asana Anatomy of Work Index Reveals, Employees Spend Nearly Two-Thirds of Their Day on Work About Work
HR Technologist


NYU Institute of Human Development and Social Change: Perspectives on A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty
Wednesday, October 30  /  6 – 7:30 pm  /  Info and RSVP

NYC Workforce Development Board Meeting
Thursday, October 31  /  8:30 - 10:30 am
**New location** NYC Department of Small Business Services, One Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor Conference Center, New York, NY 10006
RSVP: The building has tight security.  If you plan to attend, please email with your first name, last name, organization, and email address, and state that you plan to attend the Board meeting.

National Skills Coalition Webinar: Expanding opportunities - Defining quality non-degree credentials for states
Monday, November 4  /  1 pm  /  Info and RSVP

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

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

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

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) 2020 Conference Call for Presentations
Due October 31
Info and Application

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
Manager of Employee Experience

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

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Business Services Manager, Workforce Development

Director of Talent Acquisition

LaGuardia Community College
Director of Technology Training Initiatives

Henry Street Settlement
JET Employment Coordinator

St. Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program 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

The HOPE Program
Business Development Manager   •   Retention Associate

Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center
EOC Student Advisor

Family Law Attorney  •  Immigration Attorney  •  Tenant Organizer  •  Outreach Coordinator  •  Case Coordination Manager  • Community Health Worker

Case Manager  •  Job Developer  •  Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor  •  Peer Recovery Advocate  •  Vocational Case Manager  • Job Developer  •  Outreach and Retention Specialist  •  Administrative Assistant/Receptionist 

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Career Specialist

Back On My Feet
Workforce Development Coordinator

Director of Postsecondary Innovation

Internationals Network
Director of School Support for NYC

Rebuilding Together NYC
Construction Project Coordinator

Project Renewal 
Health Care Assistant  •  Coordinator, Next Step ACE Program  •  Trainer & Retention Specialist    •    Vocational Counselor

Jericho Project
Career Counselor – Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)   •     Assistant Director – Workforce Opportunities (WfO)   •    Health Care Assistant   •    Assistant Director, Housing Placement & Data Quality (SSVF)

Workforce Opportunity Services
Program Manager   •  Technical Instructor/Instructional Design
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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