City Announces Increased Investments in Two Workforce Initiatives: Jails to Jobs & CUNY 2x Tech
Yesterday, the de Blasio administration announced expanded investment in two different workforce initiatives - Jails to Jobs & CUNY 2x Tech. The Jails to Jobs initiative is expanded to a $19 million annual commitment to re-entry services for formerly incarcerated individuals. According to the press release, Jails to Jobs providers will now be able to offer transitional employment to all individuals leaving City jails, regardless of sentencing, in addition to providing job readiness workshops, therapeutic and other social services. The program also requires all workforce providers to be trained in issues and laws related to working with people with criminal records. While the initial Jobs to Jail was funded at approximately $10 million per year and served 5,200 individuals, this expansion will broaden services to all individuals leaving City jails, and will grow to be able to offer programming and services to approximately 9,000 people.
The City also announced a $4 million increase in the $20 million CUNY 2x Tech initiative, seeking to double the number of career-qualified tech graduates by 2022. This investment raises the number of participating colleges to eight - Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Medgar Evers College and Queens College will join three existing partners to increase offerings in industry-aligned instruction, advising and internships. NYCEDC, under its Cyber NYC initiative, will also expand the initiative’s Tech-in-Residence Corps to include cyber security, bringing in dozens of industry professionals to teach as adjuncts across CUNY campuses.
Julie Shapiro Named CEO of The Fund for Public Schools
“I’ve spent the past decade working to advance equity and excellence for young people, and I’m so excited to do this work at the scale of the nation’s largest school system,” said Julie Shapiro, Chief Executive Officer of The Fund for Public Schools. “I look forward to partnering with Chancellor Carranza, and engaging New York City’s unparalleled private sector and nonprofit community for the benefit of our 1.1 million students and their families.”
We at NYCETC are grateful for all that Julie has achieved in furthering opportunity and equity for New Yorkers, and youth in particular, during her leadership at the Coalition and The Door. We congratulate her as she embarks on the next chapter of a career dedicated to improving the lives of New Yorkers.
Update on City's Indirect Investment Implementation
The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) held informational sessions on October 7, 2019 on the implementation of the Health and Human Services Cost Policies and Procedures Manual to standardize cost allocation practices for health and human service providers contracting with the City. Over the next few weeks, they will be posting on the Indirect Investment webpage a video summarizing the Briefing, the Briefing PowerPoint, Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, updates to the Cost Manual and next steps for providers.
Providers should also be reviewing the Cost Manual, if they haven’t already done so.
The FY20 Adopted Budget established an indirect cost rate funding initiative based on this Manual, and MOCS and OMB have formed a City Implementation Team (CIT) to rollout the initiative, with the input of a Provider Workgroup. The City has created a central place, administered by MOCS, for providers to submit indirect rate documents for certification and amendment amounts to be approved. This will greatly help streamline the process and ensure that providers are accessing the same information regardless of contracting agencies.
New Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Protections Go Into Effect Accross NYS
Key components of new legislation greatly expanding the scope of New York's workplace anti-discrimination and sexual harassment protections went into effect last week. These include the elimination of a restriction that harassment be "severe or pervasive" in order for it to be legally actionable and the prohibition of confidentiality requirements in employment discrimination cases. The Human Rights Law now also explicitly includes protection in employment from harassment based on any protected class, with domestic workers now listed as protected from harassment on all bases. Learn about the details of new protections, as well as those going into effect in 2020 here.
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Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) 2020 Conference Call for Presentations
Due October 31 Info and Application
CUNY School of Professional Studies / NYC HRA - Families Forward Program
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. Participants must be noncustodial parents and would ideally have some work history. They could be unemployed or looking to upskill. Info and Application
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. More info here.
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. More info here.
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
AmEx Finance Professional Re-Entry Program - applications due October 23
MEOC High Schol Equivalency Class - applications due October 11 Info and Application
Cognizant Digital Business Analyst Certificate Program - applications due Oct 19
A unique train-to-hire 10 week, part-time and online program that prepares students for in-demand careers in consulting targeted toward working professionals with 2-5 years of experience who are looking to make a career change into a high growth industry with exciting career prospects. During the program, students will learn the essential skills needed to become a Business Analyst at Cognizant, and upon completion, students will interview for a position with Cognizant Consulting. Info & apply here
CUNY TechWorks & BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Computer Network Support training program: info here + registration here
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. More 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
MEOC - Fall 2019 Programming
Recruiting for ESOL and HSE programs; college prep; and license or certification career training programs, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Electronic Health Records, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Microsoft® Office, Security Officer Training, and OSHA 30 for Construction. Training programs offered during and between semesters. Apply online or at admissions sessions, Mon-Fri 10 am or 6 pm
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. More info here.
Retraining Program For Immigrant Engineers @ CAMBA & The Cooper Union Now recruiting for Fall 2019 semester (free). More info here.
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. More info here.