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 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 Thursday, November 7th at 5 pm.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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
National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Webinars Info and Tickets
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
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