September 11, 2019

Workforce Weekly

  • NYCETC 2019 Conference: Sold Out!
  • Funding Opportunity: SBS RFP for Bilingual Commercial Driver Training Program
  • Funding Opportunity: US DOJ Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative
  • 2019 Race to Lead Survey
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Programs and Events from Our Community
  • Job Openings from Our Community
NYCETC 2019 Conference: Sold Out!

The upcoming conference is now officially SOLD OUT! 

For those of you that have snagged a ticket, we're asking all attendees to select their workshop preferences in advance of the conference. Please do so by Thursday, September 19 through the email you will receive from us tomorrow. 

We are so grateful to the more than 100 speakers and workshop facilitators that will share their expertise and ideas with our community, as well as the partners that are helping us make this day and our work possible! Check out our website to learn about the day's agenda, speakers and more!
Funding Opportunity: SBS RFP for Bilingual Commercial Driver Training Program
The Workforce Development Corporation, in collaboration with NYC Department of Small Business Services, has released a request for proposals for a bilingual commercial driver training program designed for New York City’s Foreign Born population. Proposals are due by Friday, September 27. The anticipated contract start date is December 2, 2019.

Questions are due by Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5 pm. Questions should be submitted to: with "BILINGUAL COMMERCIAL DRIVER" in subject line. RFP amendment, with responses to all questions submitted, will be posted on Friday, September 20 by 5 pm.
Funding Opportunity: US DOJ Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has released a new grant opportunity called "Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Homelessness" that will fund "reentry services which are tailored to individuals leaving incarceration who are at moderate to high risk for recidivism in the community and services available to individuals living in permanent supportive housing units." It will also fund up to a year of planning for and writing outcomes-based contracts. Applications are due October 15.
2019 Race to Lead Survey

The Building Movement Project has been conducting its Race to Lead survey since 2016, learning about the nonprofit sector and the racial leadership gap. The “Race to Lead” report series explores the results of this survey and challenges the way the nonprofit sector has been approaching the racial leadership gap. The 2019 Race to Lead survey is now live, and anyone working for pay in the U.S. nonprofit sector is encouraged to participate. The new data collected will inform the next round of Race to Lead reports.
Programs and Events from Our Community


ICD: SCI Open House
Thursday, September 12  /  2 - 3:30 pm
Explore ICD's Accessible Vocational Training Programs and Job Placement Services. Discover all employment options available to you through state-of-the-art Assistive Technology! More info

NYC Workforce Development Board Quarterly Meeting - Postponed
Please note that the Workforce Development Board meeting originally scheduled for September 17 is being postponed and will likely be rescheduled for mid-October. 

Aspen Institute Webinar - Demanding Dignity at Work: A Book Talk with Steven Greenhouse
Monday, September 16  /  12 pm

Info and RSVP

Voxy Webinar - New Americans and the U.S. Workforce: English Training to Build Career Pathways
Tuesday, September 17  /  2 pm
Info and RSVP

Professional Development

Literacy Assistance Center
Workshop Calendar for Fall FY2020

WPTI and ThriveNYC - Workplace Mental Health: What Non-Profit Employers Can Do 
Thursday, September 12  /  10 am - 12 pm

Info and RSVP

Program Recruitment

CUNY TechWorks & BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Computer Network Support training program: info hereregistration here

CORE Training - Masonry & Health Administration - starts September 27
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. More info

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Preapprenticeship training program for women and women-identified 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 6 am and Wednesday 6pm, interested people can register on-line, email or call (212) 627-6252 to register.

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

KindWork - Customer Experience & Support Bootcamp
6-week, full-time, in-person training program for young adults (21-26) seeking an entry point to the tech sector. Students will learn the skills needed to work as Customer Experience or Customer Support Specialist at a tech-enabled company. This is a great entry level role with lots of career growth potential. Graduates will be provided with job placement support and one year of career coaching. Fall cohort begins September 23. 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.

NPower provides free technology training, certifications, paid internships and placement into the tech world for young adults ages 18-25 and has classes in Brooklyn and Harlem. Jumpstart your tech career in less than 6 months through 16 weeks of hands-on classroom training and a 7-week paid internship. No tech experience needed. More info and application here.

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. More info here.

NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
Intern & Earn - more info here
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
Job Openings from Our Community

LaGuardia Community College
Community Health Worker Instructor

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

Queens Community House
YouthBuild Construction Instructor    •  Employment Specialist

Accounting Manager

Back On My Feet
Program Director - NYC

Union Settlement
Workforce Development Associate

Urban Upbound
Jobs-Plus Community Engagement Coordinator  •  Jobs-Plus Career Pathways Manager   •   Jobs-Plus Program Director   •  Jobs-Plus Assistant Director

Program Manager (Bridges to Careers)  •  Success Coach (Bridges to Careers)  •  Employer Partnership Coordinator (Bridges to Careers)

The Door 
Accounting Clerk II    •   Grants Manager   •   Senior Accountant – Grants   •   Career Advancement Coach- Intern and Earn  •   Special Assistant to CEO and COO  •  Medical Assistant  •  Chef Manager  •  Crisis Case Manager - Foster Care  •  Grants Manager  

Bronx Community College
Program Manager – Film Production Training Program
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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