We wish you and everyone in the workforce community a happy and joyful July 4th!
We are grateful to represent and work with such a diverse community of service providers and partners, and look forward to continuing to raise our collective voice for a stronger workforce system in NYC.
Funding Opportunity: Workforce Development is Priority Area in NYC Regional Economic Development Council Funding
The NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is currently open and serving as the single point of entry for workforce development funding across the state, with the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) playing a critical role in recommending projects that align with their region's economic and workforce development plans. Project plans and applications will be accepted on a continual basis. The funding made available for this initiative consolidates multiple programs administered by various state agencies and authorities.This year in particular workforce development projects are specified as a priority project area, and are now supported by Governor Cuomo’s new $175 million initiative.
Awards will fall in one of three categories, under the following agencies:
Public-Private Partnerships to Advance 21st Century Skills (SUNY / CUNY) - A mix of capital and operational funding to expand the infrastructure and capacity of SUNY and CUNY to produce skilled talent that meets the needs of regional employers.
Employer-Driven Skills (ESD, DOL, NYSERDA) - Provide flexible funding for innovative workforce development projects
Workforce Solutions (DOL, Pay for Success) - Provide flexible funding for innovative workforce development project
The Workforce Benchmarking Network’s (WBN) 2019 Survey - whose data provide field-wide performance benchmarks that are useful reference points for providers, funders and other stakeholders - is launching this summer. The data also help illuminate program characteristics and services that matter to increase participant success rates. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, in partnership with Workforce Professionals Training Institute, invite New York-based organizations to join an informational webinar on Thursday, July 18 at 1 pm to learn more about how to participate and the benefits of joining the network. Learn more about WBN and its data here
Since 2008, the WBN has supported hundreds of workforce development organizations to use program data as a tool to continuously improve outcomes for job seekers, employers and communities. Updated with stakeholder input, changes in the 2019 survey include: new questions to reflect current practices in participant and employer services; the option to report outcomes disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and gender; new online reports that are more “real time”, more interactive, and offer more refined comparison information. Visit WBN for more information.
Save the Date + Partner Opportunities: NYCETC 2019 Conference on September 23
Full details and attendance info to come next week.
Interested in becoming an early sponsor?
Interested in volunteering to determine workshops & during the event?
Roundtables will bring together Coalition members to share their concerns, needs, and ideas with us and each other, and to develop shared plans around collective advocacy. You can see all member roundtables scheduled for 2019 by visiting the calendar on our website.
In the News:
Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
CUNY SLU Community Semester Program
Community Semester NYC is a full-time academic internship program offered by the School of Labor and Urban Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY). The program introduces a new generation of students to community organizing in NYC and prepares them to become effective advocates for policy change and innovation in urban settings. More info and application here.
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. Program starts on the week of September 9th. Recruitment will be open until start of program. More info and sign up for info session 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.
LaGuardia Community College 9 month Web Development Training (starts Aug 19) - more info here 4 month Network Administrator Training (starts Aug 13) - 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
Grace Institute of New York Administrative Professional Program will take place September 9 - December 20, 2019; Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4pm. Patient Service Representative Program will begin September 9-November 14, 2019; Monday to Thursday, 9 am - 1pm. Application deadline for the classes are July 15, 2019. Info and open house registration here.
NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program NYCHA offers multiple scholarships to support our residents as they increase their income and assets through higher education. Online application portal now open. Applications are due by June 30 (see here fore details).
Henry Street Settlement
Intern & Earn Summer Cohort begins July 8. More info and RSVP for application session here.
6-week 2019 Summer Programs: High School Equivalency, College Prep, ESOL, Certified Nursing Assistant, Security Officer Training. More info here.
BMCC IT Computer Network Training A+/CCNA
2 cohorts starting in July and 1 in September
Info in flyer and on website.
Hostos Community College
Computer Support Technician Apprenticeship Info Sessions through June. Info and RSVP here.
Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Info Sessions through June. Info and RSVP here.
CUNY TechWorks at Queensborough - Software Development Program Recruiting for next cohort.
More info here and sign up for an info session here.
NYC College of Technology
30 week Medical Assistant Training for English Language Learners (starts Fall 2019)
More info here.
Roundabout Theatre Company: Theatrical Workforce Development Program
Mandatory info sessions take place April through June. Training begins September 16, 2019. See website for more info and to sign up for an info session.
NYC College of Technology Free 8-week Healthcare Program for English Language Learners
See flyer for details
Bronx Community College Medical Laboratory Technician Program
See flyer for more info.
Brooklyn Public Library: Adult Learning & High School Equivalency programs
More info on screening schedule here.
NADAP Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)
3-week job readiness workshops & pipeline to employment for youth/young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 who are TANF eligible.
More info, see the brochure or contact 212-986-1170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.