October 31, 2018

Workforce Weekly

  • NYCETC's 2018 Opportunity Awards: Allison Sesso of HSC Receives 2018 Leadership Award
  • Advocacy Alert: SAM Funding Nov. 1st Call-In Day
  • CPC Hosts NYC Council Members to Highlight Value of Adult Literacy Classes and Investment
  • Aspen Institute Launches Job Quality Measuring Tool
  • Submit Comments on Immigration "Public Charge" Proposal Until December 10
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Job Openings Within Our Community + Programs and Events
NYCETC's 2018 Opportunity Awards:
Allison Sesso Receives 2018 Leadership Award

Allison Sesso has been Executive Director of the Human Services Council since 2014, and in that role has shaped the organization into a leading champion of the unmet needs of New York's nonprofit and service-provider community. 
She has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Kathleen Masters Leadership Award because of her work over the last three years spearheading the drive for full and responsible funding by  City government of contracts with service-provider partners.
Under the banner of "Strong Nonprofits", Human Services Council and its partner organizations (the campaign is co-led by FPWA, and includes NYCETC as a member) have made it clear to our Mayor and City Council that they cannot continue paying 80 cents on the dollar for human services and expect our community to make up the rest. We are proud to stand alongside an ally like Allison, and happy to honor her this year with an Opportunity Award! 

Winners for other Opportunity Awards To Be Announced Soon
Stay tuned to NYCETC emails in the next week for additional 2018 Award winner announcements.

NYCETC 2018 Awards Gala
Join us on November 14 and celebrate Connections to Care, Errol Louis and all the other soon-to-be-announced winners of the 2018 Opportunity Awards. Come together with community leaders, advocates, program participants, family, and friends for a night that celebrates the incredible impact achieved by the workforce field and honors the the significant successes of this year’s award winners. 
NYCETC 2018 Awards Gala
WeWork 500 7th Avenue
6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 14

Visit the NYCETC Awards Gala website to become a sponsor or purchase tickets.

Advocacy Alert: SAM Funding Nov. 1st Call-In Day

Through the advocacy of the Strong Nonprofits campaign and human services providers from across the state, we were able to achieve State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) funding for nonprofits. $475 million was appropriated for SAM funding for FY2019, and $385 million of that funding includes language to expand the eligibility criteria to include nonprofits.

SAM Call-In Day: Call Your Local Representative on Thursday, November 1st
Call your State Senator and State Assemblymember and ask for more information about how your organization can receive SAM funding using the script found here.

By collectively calling legislators, we can advocate for a more transparent SAM funding process and continued investments in nonprofit infrastructure.
Upon completion of your call, please complete the online form with your results. If you have any questions, please email Gloria Kim at
CPC Hosts NYC Council Members to Highlight Value of Adult Literacy Classes and Investment
Last week, the Chinese American Planning (CPC) hosted City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Immigration Chair Carlos Menchaca, and Finance Chair Danny Dromm, for a visit to one of their adult literacy classes. The visit was followed by a press conference, which highlighted the value of the $12 million in adult literacy invested in the past year and to encourage the Mayor to baseline these funds in his budget next year. 

To learn more about this investment and the  valuable impact of adult literacy classes, see the video above or here developed by the NYC Council.
The allocation supports 47 community-based organizations, libraries and CUNY colleges that offer approximately 3,200 adult literacy class seats. For the past fiscal year, CPC taught 39 English classes from beginner to advanced levels, with more than 1,300 students. According to a 2011 survey, about 50% of the foreign-born population in the city were not proficient in English, and need access to programs that offer basic education, including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and High School Equivalency preparation (HSE).
Also participating in the event organized by City Council were NYC Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL) members Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and United Neighborhood Houses (UNH), as well as recent recipients of adult literacy funds Haitian Americans United for Progress (HAUP), New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) and MASA (formerly known as Mexican American Student Alliance). NYCCAL, of which NYCETC is a member, is comprised of adult literacy teachers, managers, students, and allies from community -based organizations, CUNY campuses, and library programs across NYC and advocates for an adult literacy system that provides quality, comprehensive and accessible educational services to the over 2.2 million adults (aged 18-64) in NYC who need them. 
Aspen Institute Launches Job Quality Measuring Tool

This week, The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program’s Good Companies/Good Jobs Initiative, in partnership with Working Metrics, unveiled a new tool that assesses businesses’ job quality performance for frontline workers and benchmarks them against others. This tool is part of a unique nonprofit-for profit collaboration with Working Metrics to get this tool into the hands of investors and businesses’ procurement systems to help them include firms’ treatment of workers in their decision making – thereby creating strong incentives for business change. The initiative and tool underscore the business imperative for increasing and investing in job quality - from recruitment to retention, having data that demonstrates the quality of the company's jobs, is a strong advantage, particularly in a tight labor market where businesses are competing for qualified talent.

Working Metrics creates a scorecard that shows how businesses are treating workers compared to peer companies in their sector. Rating criteria include retention rates, job growth, employee pay and benefits, as well as diversity. Akin to credit rating, the scorecard is issued to both the reporting firm and the potential lender/investor or procurement office. This helps all involved measure success and identify opportunities for improvement in people performance and, consequently, the bottom line at the company. With scorecard in hand, high-road firms have a metric that shows what sets them apart from businesses that fail to invest in their employees.

The Aspen Institute and Working Metrics are currently piloting this software and seeking employers to evaluate their company and provide feedback on the tool and its components. 

Are you a business interested in evaluating your company? Contact Working Metrics to participate in the demo and discuss participation in this pilot.

Are you a non-profit interested in learning more about Working Metrics and how you can incorporate this tool into your work with employers? Contact Mark Popovich,
Director, of the Good Companies / Good Jobs Initiative at The Aspen Institute. 
Submit Comments on Immigration "Public Charge" Proposal Until December 10

Submit your public comments to before the December 10 deadline, as an individual or representing an organization. The National Skills Coalition has developed template comments to help the workforce community, and encourage those submitting to include language of their own to strengthen the overall submission.
Programs and Events from Our Community

See below for professional development courses offered by our partners Workforce Professionals Training Institute, including this upcoming training on integrating trauma perspectives into workforce development.

Webinar: Leveraging Relationships with Offices of Apprenticeship to Promote Apprenticeship Pathways
Tuesday, November 6  /  2 - 3 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Webinar: Resume Data Sheds Light on Real Career Pathways
Tuesday, November 13  /  2 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Webinar: Can Immigrant Professionals Help Reduce Teaching Shortages in the U.S.?
Thursday, November 15  /  2 - 3 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Program Recruitment

BMCC's Center for Continuing Education + Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center Integrated English Language and Microsoft Excel Training Program
Pre-testing takes place October 25 or 29. Classes begin November 5, 2018. Learn more here.

LaGuardia Community College: TechHIRE Open Code Web Development program
Info sessions will begin on November 2018 and classes will start on February 2019. Learn more here.

Henry Street Settlement: Intern & Earn Program Internship
Winter Cohort info begins November 26. Learn more here.
Info sessions start October 23. Sign up here.

The Door: Work Readiness Customer Service Program (WRCS)
Next cohort begins November 5. Info sessions taking place October 2, 9, 16 and 23 (every Tuesday).

For more info, read flyer and FAQs, and sign up for info sessions here.

Domestic Workers and the Gig Economy
October 22 and 23  /  5:15 - 8:30 pm
More info here.

Professional Development + Trainings

WPTI: Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development
Wednesday, Novembe 14  /  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
More info here.

WPTI: LMI 101: Finding, Using, and Understanding Labor Market Intelligence
Thursday, November 29  /  9:30 am - 1 pm
More info here.

Job Openings from Our Community

Rebuilding Together NYC

Construction Manager

Project Renewal
Assistant Director Next Step ACE

Adult Education Instructor, Workforce Development

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
After school Program Director  •  Development Associate

The Door
 Career Advancement Coach – YAIP  •  Nurse Practitioner  •  Internship Coordinator – Bronx Youth Center •  Retail Career Advancement Project Coordinator  •  Career Advancement Coach: This Way Ahead Program

Urban Upbound
Job Developer, Jobs-Plus  •   Program Assistant   •  Career Advancement Coach

St. Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager   •  Train & Earn Job Developer (Young Adults)

Bronx Community College Center for Sustainable Energy
Academic Center Manager

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Senior Account Manager

P/T Instructor

Henry Street Settlement
Program Coordinator  • Client Care Coordinator  •  Case Manager/Housing Specialist  •  Weekend Office Assistant   •  Administrative Assistant  •   Program Assistant

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
After school Program Director  •  Development Associate   •  Career Readiness Trainer  •  Employment Specialist

Urban Resource Institute
Director of Training

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations
Fundraising and Evaluation Associate

Jericho Project
Career Counselor – Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)  •  Case Manager  •  Human Resources Associate  •  Manager of Building Operations   •  Career Counselor, RRH

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
Senior Underwriter   •  Development Associate   •  Community Lending Officer

Center for Employment Opportunities
National Program Associate  •  Customer Service Representative   •  Job Developer  •   Scheduling Specialist   •   Warehouse Training Instructor •   Work Crew Site Supervisor (Full-Time)  •  Payroll Coordinator  •  Quality Assurance Analyst  •  Contract Coordinator (NYC Vocational Team)   •   Career Development Specialist  •  Retention Specialist  

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Young Adult Literacy Instructor  •  Career Readiness Counselor  •  Computer Instructor/Case Manager (YAIP)  •  High School Equivalency Instructor   •   Counselor- Young Adult Literacy Program   •  YAIP Counselor   •  Communications and Marketing Manager   •  Mental Health Specialist  •  YAIP Plus Career Readiness Facilitator  •  YAIP Instructor  •  Office Assistant  •  YAIP Bushwick Youth Coordinator  •  College Access Counselor  •  Human Resources Assistant   •  Community Outreach Specialist   •   Job Developer   •  AELP Coney Island HSE Instructor  •  OSY Senior Counselor  •  Child Care Navigator
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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