13 Semifinalists Announced For 2019 Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Nonprofit New York has chosen 13 organizations as semifinalists in its 2019 Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which works to advance diverse, stand-out nonprofits who show promising practices in nonprofit excellence. NYCETC congratulates four of our members who have been named as semifinalists for their work in advancing their communities - Chinese-American Planning Council, Educational Alliance, Henry Street Settlement and The HOPE Program - along with the rest of the well-deserving organizations.
From the pool of semifinalists, the Selection Committee will select one Overall Management Excellence Award winner from three finalists. Up to nine other organizations will receive Special Recognition for their cutting-edge practices in a Key Area of Nonprofit Excellence.
WPTI, The Hub, and Coro New York Launch the Inaugural Workforce Systems Leadership Program
Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) and the Workforce Field Building Hub (The Hub), in partnership with Coro New York, launched the first cohort of the Workforce Systems Leadership Program in June 2019. The nine-month program bolsters the leadership skills and sector knowledge of its 24 participants, competencies needed to build a stronger, more unified, and more effective workforce development system for New York City. Cohort members hold leadership positions across a rich array of organizations operating within New York City’s workforce landscape, including city government, CUNY, community-based organizations, employers, and more.
Program participants will engage in a series of Leadership and Strategy sessions, as well as work in teams to develop Systems Change Projects, focused on critical issues within the workforce system. At the conclusion of the program, cohort members will join the vast Coro New York alumni network, as well as form the inaugural cohort of an alumni network coordinated by The Hub.
Union Square Tech Training Center Breaks Ground
This week construction began on the new 21-story building that will house the Union Square Tech Training Center. The center is designed to help diversify New York City’s tech sector and create more accessible pathways to good-paying jobs for communities around Union Square and across the entire City. The project’s workforce development center, operated by Civic Hall, will span across three floors to serve tens of thousands of New Yorkers a year. The center will feature digital training courses with providers such as Per Scholas, Fedcap, CUNY, General Assembly, and Mouse. Aiming to build a thriving multi-level ecosystem, the remainder of the space will provide affordable offices and resources for start-ups and established companies to grow and hire within the building. NYCEDC anticipates that the Tech Training Center will create over 550 permanent jobs and over 600 construction jobs.
We here at NYCETC have been working closely with the Civic Hall team throughout the ideation and development process to ensure that the diversity and expertise of our city’s workforce development community is part of the long-term development of this project. Driven by our principles of upward mobility and the power of human capital, we intend to continue to meet with our partners at Civic Hall and the City to ensure that the workforce organizations that fuel the training center will be adequately supported so that they in turn can best support the communities we all serve.
This year’s theme - “Designing a System for the Future of Workers” - will examine the systemic, programmatic and business opportunities and challenges currently impacting employers, policy officials, philanthropy, jobseekers and workforce organizations.
Topics to be explored include:
Workforce Development Policy
The Role of Technology and Big Data Tools in Recruiting Practices
Employer Talent Needs
Public and Private Partnerships
The Diversity of NYC’s Talent Pool
NYCETC’s conference is the premier event of NYC’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.
Final Summer NYCETC Member Roundtable: Retail
NYCETC will host our last Member Strategy Roundtable of the summer:
August 22 / 9 - 11 am: Training for Jobs in Retail
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
WPTI - Using a Trauma Lens in Workforce Development
Thursday, September 5 / 9:30 am - 4:30 pm Info and RSVP
WPTI and ThriveNYC - Workplace Mental Health: What Non-Profit Employers Can Do
Thursday, September 12 / 10 am - 12 pm Info and RSVP
Hostos Community College Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program
Those interested must attend a pre-enrollment mandatory one week seminar in order to be selected for the training from Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 @ 6PM – 9PM. Registration and testing are now taking place at the following days and times: Mondays at 9 am; Tuesdays at 1 pm; and Thursday at 3 pm. Program and contact info
STRIVE: Green Construction/Maintenance Training Program
9 week program provides students with Electrical, Carpentry, and Plumbing training, as well as OSHA-30 construction, Flagger and Scaffolding training and certifications. Currently enrolling students, with program starting on August 23. More info here
General Assembly: American Express Developer Academy
12-week, full-time, in-person software engineering training program with focus on diverse (non-traditional tech backgrounds (non-CS degrees), women, people of color, and minorities) candidates. Successful graduates will be fast-tracked to interviews for a junior software engineer position at Amex with a competitive salary and benefits. Classes start August 26th.
Young Adult Literacy Program @ Isaacs Center
YALP is a holistic pre-HSE program designed for struggling readers and writers who wish to begin working toward their high-school equivalency diploma, supported by stipend and one-on-one social worker sessions. Enrollment ends August 29, 2019. Contact Robert Ramos at 347-247-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FPWA College Scholarship Program
For current, full-time students entering their Junior or Senior year of college who have overcome adversity, and must be nominated by an FPWA member agency. Scholarships will be $2,000 for the academic year ($ 1,000 for each semester). Info 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. 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.
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 begin September 9-December 20, 2019; Monday - Friday 9am-4pm. Patient Service Representative Program will begin September 9-November 14, 2019; Monday- Thursday 9am-1pm. Info and open house registration 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
Next cohort starting 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 email@example.com
CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.