Within his testimony, Jose will discuss 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 who have empowered themselves through employment and training programs to enter and thrive in the workforce. For more, read the JEC Democrat's press release.
Call to Action: Watch Livestream + Join the Conversation on Social Media
We encourage you to watch the livestream and participate on social media to collectively advocate for the critical role of employment and training programs in strengthening our economy.
New Civic Hall Report Defines Opportunity Gap In New York City’s Tech Workforce
As technological change transforms all facets of modern life and the economy, high-tech skills and the jobs that leverage them are growing in importance. A new report commissioned by Civic Hall - NYC’S Tech Opportunity Gap: Strengthening Pathways and Collaboration Within High-Tech Workforce Development - helps policymakers, workforce and economic development professionals and stakeholders better understand the nature and trajectory of jobs that require high-tech skills, and how the NYC workforce ecosystem can better prepare New Yorkers to realize the economic opportunity provided by high-tech jobs. This report’s findings will be used to help inform the planning of Civic Hall @ Union Square, a first-of-its-kind center focused on technology for good in New York. The building will include a three-story, 40,000-square-foot Learning Center opening in 2021, that aims to advance the city’s tech workforce and enable any New Yorker to access 21st-century technology education.
Update on City's Indirect Investment Implementation: Indirect Entryway Choice Form Now Open
In June New York City’s adopted Fiscal Year 2020 budget included a new policy to allow community-based organizations with city contracts to claim their true indirect costs for reimbursement and receive the additional funds to support these rates. This has been a long-term advocacy goal for HSC and its partners, and we congratulate them on their work and outcome!
In response to the announcement, HSC stated: “Mayor Bill de Blasio deserves a great deal of credit for giving the greenlight for this game-changing policy change; as does City Council Speaker Johnson who made this a Council priority. None of this would have happened without the unwavering support of Council Member Helen Rosenthal whose persistence ensured this large investment to right size an important portion of human services contracts became a reality.
Indirect expenses expenses are critical to fully functioning and successful human services programs, since they keep the backbone of the program and the organization itself strong and healthy. NYC is ahead of the curve with this new approach that fully funds nonprofit indirect rates. The underfunding of indirect rates is endemic across the country, despite growing recognition of its importance to the financial wellbeing of nonprofits working in communities. We applaud NYC for prioritizing this policy change and hope it will lead to similar investments across the country. “
USDOLETA Funding Opportunities: Job Corps Scholars Program & Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration has issued two grant opportunities for workforce development programming.
Through the Job Corps Scholars Program, USDOL intends to competitively award up to 20 grants of up to $1.18 million per grant to accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities; and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities to serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults 16 to 24 years of age who have at least one characteristic that is a barrier to education and employment. Grantee institutions must enroll Job Corps-eligible students; provide them educational and career technical skills instruction, and free tuition for their first year in the Job Corps Scholars program; and deliver intensive personal, academic and employment counseling. Through this project and its other partnerships with educational institutions, Job Corps aims to strengthen the connection between workforce development and education. This demonstration project will also provide USDOL with insight into ways to improve the effectiveness of the Job Corps program. Proposals are due January 8, 2020.
Through the Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery Through Workforce Development USDOL will provide up to $20 million in grant funds to fund approximately 8 to 10 partnership grants, with awards ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. These grants intend to allow State workforce agencies (through Participating Partnerships led by local workforce development boards), outlying areas, or Tribal organizations in partnership with other stakeholders to creatively align and deliver career, training, and supportive services that will best serve workers in their local areas impacted by the crisis to address the economic effects of widespread substance misuse, opioid use, addiction, and overdose in significantly impacted service areas. Proposals are due February 8, 2020.
November 20: Latina Equal Pay Day
Latina Equal Pay Day -- the day when Latina pay catches up to that of white, non-Hispanic men from the previous year -- is being observed today, November 20, 2019. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Latina's typically earn only 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men and must work nearly 23 months to earn what white men earn in 12 months. Indeed, given that this is the last "Equal Pay Day" observance of the year, Latinas must typically work longer than everyone. Learn more and take action at latinaequalpay.org
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, 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
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 email@example.com 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