November 27, 2019
  • NYCETC Testifies in the United States Congress
  • 2020 Census Job Recruitment Event for Local Workforce Providers
  • Executive Roundtable with NYC Comptroller Candidates
  • New Report Highlights Effective Partnerships Between Postsecondary Institutions and Employers via CUNY Best Practices
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Events and Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
NYCETC Testifies in the United States Congress
Last week, NYCETC Executive Director Jose Ortiz, Jr. testified before the US Congressional Joint Economic Committee (JEC) at the "Connecting More People to Work" hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. Click here or on the image below to watch Jose's opening remarks. 

The JEC is a bi-partisan committee comprised of 20 Democratic and Republican members of the House and Senate, including notable Republican Senators Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse and Ted Cruz, as well as Democratic Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. We are grateful to have been invited to testify by representative Carolyn Maloney, Congresswoman for NY12 and Vice-Chair of the JEC, and congratulate her on her new appointment as Chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. 

Testimony was also provided by leaders from the Mercatus Center, the Manhattan Institute, and the Brookings Institution.

Within his testimony, Jose discussed the ways in which the workforce development system supports people in gaining the competencies and credentials required for in-demand careers, how skills training can help alleviate negative impacts of automation and transform our workforce and economy, and highlight stories of program participants from Per Scholas, Seedco and STRIVE who have empowered themselves through employment and training programs to enter and thrive in the workforce. For more, read the full testimony.
2020 Census Job Recruitment Event for Local Workforce Providers

The Association for a Better New York and NYCETC invite workforce development service providers to attend "New Yorkers Count: Jobs for New Yorkers in the 2020 Census” on December 12 at Hunter College. With this event, ABNY, NYCETC and our local outreach partners join a national effort to recruit Census takers, recruiting assistants, office clerks and supervisory staff, ensuring that every community is counted accurately and efficiently. 

The event will highlight how city and business leaders can come together to provide information on the Census job application process, requirements and training. The program will provide more information for local and workforce development leaders about how people in their communities and networks have an opportunity to work with the Census Bureau before the hiring process begins in January 2020. 

To get involved online, visit ABNY’s website or tweet #WeCount to @ABNYCensus2020. For more information on available jobs and Census office locations, visit the Census Bureau’s 2020 Census website.
Executive Roundtable with NYC Comptroller Candidates
NYCETC will host a roundtable discussion with the candidates for NYC Comptroller 2021 on Wednesday, December 11 at The Actors Fund. Confirmed candidates in attendance are Brad Lander, Helen Rosenthal and Brian Benjamin (others invited). Due to limited space, registration is open only to one executive level member of NYCETC member organizations (unless spaces become available).

This will be the second in our series of Executive Roundtables focused on New York City's leadership in the 2020s and their vision for the city. This summer, we hosted a discussion with the new Public Advocate Jumaane Williams; now we'll talk with the leading candidates to be the next Comptroller. These events allow the candidates to share ideas with some of New York's leading workforce providers. 

Once registered, attendees will be invited to a prep call to review the agenda and formulate discussion questions next week. Please reach out to our Director of Policy and Advocacy Jesse Laymon at with any questions.
New Report Highlights Effective Partnerships Between Postsecondary Institutions and Employers via CUNY Best Practices

A new report released by NYCETC member HERE to HERE and JFF - Employer Partnerships that Drive Systems Change: Accelerating Change at The City University of New York - shows how strategic partnerships between postsecondary educational institutions and employers can better prepare students for entering the workforce and connect employers with talent, highlighting examples of strong partnerships across the City University of New York (CUNY) system. The report  identifies key distinguishers of effective employer-postsecondary partnerships and highlights best practices at CUNY. These learnings offer a guide for educators, employers, and stakeholders nationwide seeking to position today’s students for long-term career success, and offer a detailed roadmap for how our postsecondary education system can adapt to better respond to the evolving needs of students, employers, and the economy.

Free job training is available in NYC — and it can be a life-changer
New York Post featuring NEW, STRIVE, and BWI

The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions

Alcohol Was an Escape. Now He Is Living on His Own Terms.
New York Times featurig ACE

How automation could make some jobs better

Brookings Institution

3 lessons on the future of talent pipelines
CIO Dive

Retail vacancy crisis? The data is still out
Public Works Partners

NYC Workforce Development Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 10  /  8:30 - 10:30 am
NYC SBS, One Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor Conference Center
If you would like to attend, please email to be added to the security list.

CSW National Benchmarking Survey Informational Webinar
Tuesday, December 10  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP
Wednesday, January 15  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

New Yorkers Count: Jobs for New Yorkers in the 2020 Census
Thursday, December 12  /  9:30 am - 12 pm  /  Info and RSVP

NYCETC Executive Roundtable with NYC Comptroller Candidates
Wednesday, December 11  /  3 - 6 pm  /  Info and RSVP
**registration is open only to one executive level member of NYCETC members

USDOL Webinar - Continuing the Conversation: Competency Models Around the Country
Wednesday, December 18  /  2 - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

National Skills Coalition 2020 Skills Summit
February 3 - 5  /  Early Bird Now Available

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

BMCC TechWorks: IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
Recruiting for Feb 3 - July 31, 2020 & April 13 -  Oct 9, 2020. Info here

Hostos Community College Cisco CCNA
CCNA Security provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices. The program also prepares you to take the Cisco CCNA Security Certification exam. Info and RSVP for Info Session

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

Educational Alliance - workshops (see flyer for details)
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

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
Grace Institute
Director of Employment Services

Vice President, Partnerships and Economic Opportunities

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.
Program Director of Internship Placement Services Program

The Door
Career Advancement Coach   •   Work Readiness Trainer   •   College Advisor   •   Residential Program Supervisor   •   Data and Operations Associate   •   Care Navigator and Drop in Assistant

Project Renewal
Program Manager Next Step Program

Outreach and Retention Specialist

NYC Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services
Deputy Commissioner, Career Service

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Senior Program Manager, DHS Models of Practice 

Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist

Upwardly Global
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Manager of Employee Experience

Back On My Feet
Program Coordinator

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  

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
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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