July 10, 2019

Workforce Weekly

  • 2019 Conference: Registration Open + Workshop Proposals Due July 31
  • CMs Rosenthal & Kallos Introduce Legislation Establishing Time Limits in City Procurement Process
  • Funding Opportunity: USDOL Seeks Proposals for "Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gaps" Program
  • Save the Date: Annual NYCETC Member Meeting on August 13
  • Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: Summer Schedule
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Programs and Events from Our Community
  • Job Openings from Our Community
2019 Conference:
Registration Open + Workshop Proposals Due July 31

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming conference on September 23 at the CUNY Graduate Center! The NYCETC 2019 Conference is the premier event of New York City’s workforce development community, bringing together over 500 national and local experts, employers, workforce professionals, government officials and funders for a day filled with information, idea sharing and networking.

“Designing a System for the Future of Workers” will include topics that explore the variety of opportunities and challenges currently impacting employers, policy officials, philanthropy, jobseekers and workforce organizations, including workforce development policy, the role of technology and big data tools in recruiting practices, employer talent needs, public-private partnerships, and the diversity of NYC’s talent pool.

Interested in presenting a workshop at the conference?
Proposals are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 31 and can be submitted online here.

Thank you to our early partners and supporters!
You can learn more about partnership opportunities here.
CMs Rosenthal & Kallos Introduce Legislation Establishing Time Limits in City Procurement Process

Rosenthal (left) and Kallos (right) joined human services advocates at a May 7 rally at City Hall to call for $106 million in funding for community-based organizations in the city budget.
Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Ben Kallos have introduced legislation which would require the City's Procurement Policy Board to set time limits for each step of the procurement process administered by each contracting agency. It will also require the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services to report on every agency’s adherence to the time limits, providing the public with a necessary source of accountability.

"For too long, New York City's nonprofits have been stiffed by City government, placing a devastating economic hardship on providers that New Yorkers rely on for critical services," said Allison Sesso, Executive Director, Human Services Council. "The human services sector strongly supports legislation that establishes timelines for contract registration that will ensure nonprofits receive the payments they are owed on time—and increases much-needed accountability for our City government. We applaud the leadership of the New York City Council on this issue and look forward to working closely with them to improve the contracting process for nonprofit human services providers."
Funding Opportunity: USDOL Seeks Proposals for "Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gaps" Program
The US Department of Labor is soliciting applications for the Apprenticeships: Closing the Skills Gap grant program.  The purpose of this program is to promote apprenticeships as a significant workforce solution in filling current middle- and high-skilled job vacancies along a career pathway in a variety of H-1B industries and occupations.and closing the skills gap between employer workforce needs and the skills of the current workforce. A substantial portion of the grant must therefore fund training activities, including the development and implementation of programs that include a paid, work-based learning component and an educational or instructional component that results in the issuance of an industry-recognized credential, and that meet appropriate quality assurance standards. Funds may be used for the provision of supportive services to help apprentices participate in and successfully complete an apprenticeship program. This grant program will also support an array of activities designed to assist industry in developing and expanding new apprenticeship programs. These activities will include the development of industry-approved, competency-based curricula for both on-the-job and classroom training; and the development of appropriate quality assurance and data systems and processes.

Applications are due September 24, 2019. To learn more, search for FOA-ETA-19-09 on or see this notice.
Save the Date: Annual NYCETC Member Meeting on August 13
NYCETC will hold our first annual membership meeting on Tuesday, August 13th from 10 am to 12 pm at the Cornell Tech Tata Innovation Center located on Roosevelt Island. During this meeting, members will have the opportunity to learn about our work since the start of the year, hear from a panel of NYCETC leaders and a guest speaker, inform the discussion as we develop our 2020 Policy Priorities, and network with colleagues.

This meeting is open to members in good standing only (see member list). Members will receive an invitation in the coming days.
Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: Summer Schedule

NYCETC has several Member Strategy Roundtables coming up:
  • July 25:  Training for Jobs in Construction
  • August 22: Training for Jobs in Retail
Roundtables are open only to NYCETC members who run programs in the targeted sector, population or model. Members can RSVP by completing this registration form.

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

Investing in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce: Report + Toolkit
Talent Justice Initiative (Fund the People)

How upskilling can make the return to work easier
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Programs and Events from Our Community


Informational Webinar - Workforce Benchmarking Network Data Collection
Thursday, July 18  /  1 - 2 pm
Info and RSVP

Webinar - Making the Connection: STEM and Mentoring

Thursday, July 18 /  1 - 2:15 pm 
Info and RSVP

NYC Regional Economic Development Council Meeting and Public Forum
Wednesday, July 24  /  9 - 11 am
Info and RSVP

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce - Brooklyn Bridge to Employment Career Expo
Wednesday, August 14
Info, sponsorship opportunities and RSVP

Professional Development

WPTI - Retention Strategies that Get Results

Wednesday July 31  /  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Info and RSVP

Program Recruitment

The HOPE Program
HOPEworks - starts July 22 (10 week program) - various careers
Intervine - starts July 22 (10 week program) - horticulture sector
Info sessions every Monday-Thursday at 8:45 am
For more information, contact Director of Recruitment at, call 347-773-4052 or visit website.

Educational Alliance
Workshop: Ready…Set…Get A Job!  /  July 22 at 10 am
Workshop: Informational Interviews - Setting the Agenda and Pitch Ready  /  July 29 at 10 am

To attend or refer a client: call 646.395.4260 or e-mail

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.

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.

StreetWise Partners  
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
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).

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.

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

CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.
Job Openings from Our Community

Rebuilding Together NYC
Construction Project Coordinator

Project Renewal
Trainer & Retention Specialist    •    Vocational Counselor

Jericho Project
Benefits/SOAR Specialist
  •    Computer Support Specialist  •  Director of Housing Development   •  LCSW Therapist   •  Chief Development and Communications Officer

Program Manager   •   Recruitment Specialist   •  Technical Instructor/Instructional Design

Queens Community House
YouthBuild Construction Instructor  •  YouthBuild Placement Specialist   •  Family Literacy Coordinator   •  Program Coordinator - Beacon   •  Program Director – Queens Connect  •  Administrative Assistant  •    YouthBuild Social Worker

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Mental    Health    Counselor   •   Director of Outreach and Community Partnerships    •   Child Care Navigator   •   Senior Director of Workforce Innovations   •   Office Assistant  •  Worksite & Intake Associate   •  Intake/Data Entry Associate  •   Child Care Navigator  •  Human Resources Assistant

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 
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

Building Skills NY
Senior Recruiter for Construction Industry

Case Manager Supervisor  •  Director of workforce Development    •  
Career Services Coordinator

Grand Street Settlement
Youth Job Training Manager

Office Messenger/Clerical Assistant  •  Academic and Career Coordinator 

Phipps Neighborhoods
SYEP Job Developer

The HOPE Program
Retention Associate

Henry Street Settlement
Housing Coordinator •  Volunteer Events Coordinator  •   Child Care Worker  •   Grant Writer   •   Evening Program Coordinator

Day Care Council of NY
Career Ladder Academic Advisor

WES Global Talent Bridge
Policy Strategist

Green City Force
Developer of Employer Partnerships

Employment Specialist   •  Accountant   •  Grants Accountant 

Grace Institute
Administrative Professional Instructor  •  Director of Training

St Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Center for Employment Opportunities
Chief Operating Officer   

Chinese-American Planning Council
Activity Specialist  •  Education and Career Specialist  •  Higher Education Counselor    •   Outreach Specialist

LaGuardia Community College
LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Outcomes Specialist
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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