NYCETC & Members Testify at City Council on a Proposed Universal Youth Employment Program
On Tuesday, October 8th, the City Council's Youth Services Committee held a hearing covering DYCD"s youth employment programs (including SYEP, Work Learn Grow, and Advance and Earn) and considering Intro 1474, a bill to create a universal youth employment program for high-school age New Yorkers.
NYCETC joined a handful of our youth-serving member organizations in testifying about the need for more youth employment programming and the case for a universal approach; we also highlighted for the Council the need to consider young people on a variety of different pathways (including those outside of traditional schools but in HSE and other educational programs).
NYC Launches Workforce Development Program for Homeless and Runaway LGBTQI Youth
The de Blasio administration announced NYC Unity Works, a new workforce development program for LGBTQI people specifically aimed at creating work and education opportunities for homeless and runaway LGBTQI youth. The program will be run through the Department of Youth and Community Development in partnership with the NYC Unity Project and the NYC Center for Youth Employment. The program will engage young adults 16 - 24, who are currently homeless or at risk of experiencing homelessness to facilitate their attainment of: basic work skills credentials, most importantly the High School Equivalency, advanced training opportunities during the program, social and emotional trauma-informed mental health support to ensure proper adjustment before entering the workforce, and meaningful connections to both short and long-term career opportunities, culminating in their enrollment in higher education enrollment and/or advanced workforce training credentials with direct, facilitated connection to long term LGBTQI affirming employment opportunities. Key program elements include access to two years of service delivery with one additional follow-up year; key staffing positions aimed at ensuring their success holistically; and opportunities to enroll in advanced training certification programs.
City Resources on Indirect Rate Initiative Implementation
In February 2019, the City of New York adopted 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. FY20 Adopted Budget established an indirect cost rate funding initiative based on this Manual.
In July, the Office of Management and Budget and Mayor’s Office of Contract Services formed a City Implementation Team to design the implementation and roll-out of the new indirect initiative and established a Provider Work Group to advise them. The teams are meeting regularly to develop the framework and mechanics for health and human service provider indirect rate requests.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Activities in NYC
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) across the country, and the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities will hold a series of events throughout the month to raise awareness about the importance of hiring people with disabilities and to help make connections between businesses and jobseekers. NYC will commemorate NDEAM with programming including “Access and Employment Week” during October 21 to 25 as well as a public awareness campaign to showcase the City’s efforts to employ people with disabilities and continue the dialogue about how to further connect New Yorkers with disabilities to jobs, internships, and apprenticeships. The week, in partnership with Microsoft, will feature a series of events that connect jobseekers with disabilities with the technology they need to achieve their professional goals.
Employment is a major issue for Americans with disabilities as they are twice as likely to be out of the workforce as their nondisabled peers. Nearly one million New Yorkers have self-disclosed that they have a disability.
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Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
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 5
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.
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 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.