June 5, 2019

Workforce Weekly

  • NYCETC Executive Roundtable Introduces New Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to Workforce Leaders
  • Councilmember Ritchie Torres Highlights Value & Need for Bridge Programs in the Bronx at Phipps Neighborhoods
  • #LiteracyLiftsNYC Rally Brings Hundreds to City Hall to Urge for Baselined $12M Adult Literacy Investments
  • David Garza Appointed to NYC Regional Economic Development Council
  • Save the Date: NYCETC 2019 Conference on Sept 23
  • Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: Summer Schedule
  • Action Alert: #InvestInSkillsNYC Social Media Wednesday
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Programs and Events from Our Community
  • Job Openings from Our Community
NYCETC Executive Roundtable Introduces New Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to Workforce Leaders

Last Thursday, senior leaders of NYC's workforce development community gathered at the offices of Center for Employment Opportunities to have an in-depth discussion with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams about the challenges facing our sector. 

Workforce leaders and the Public Advocate shared concerns and ideas about the chronically late payments on City contracts, about the difficulty of creating real equity in economic development, how to better tailor workforce programming to clients and communities in greater need, and about the Mayoral Administration's currently unfulfilled promise to fund $60 million annually in bridge programs. 

This Executive Roundtable was the first in a series organized by NYCETC to expose the people who will be leading NYC's government in the next decade to the most knowledgeable organizational leaders in our field, and to open communication between the two. These roundtables will allow for our Coalition to elevate our priorities with the City's leaders that are strategically relevant to our field, and we urge members to keep an eye out for future invitations.
Councilmember Ritchie Torres Highlights Value & Need of Bridge Programs in the Bronx at Phipps Neighborhoods

On Friday, May 24 Councilmember Ritchie Torres toured Phipps Neighborhoods, a community-based organization that provides an extensive range of educational and employment programs for youth and adults in Torres' central Bronx district, and spoke of the dire necessity for the de Blasio administration to finance more programs like this across the five boroughs. These include vital bridge programs that help build up program participants’ skills so that they can successfully participate in occupational training programs like Phipps’ Career Network: Healthcare program and connect to good careers. 

Torres experienced first hand the impact of Phipps’ Opportunity Youth Program, with youth participants gathering each Friday for their weekly “OY Group," where they take part in job readiness and life skills workshops. Most importantly, young people come together and talk about their internship experiences and the lessons they gain each week, which they shared with the Council member. 

"Unemployment rates remain stubbornly high throughout the Bronx and bridge programs can help young people get the skills they need to find a good-paying job,” said Councilmember Torres. “The stories of the students who are participating in bridge programs at Phipps and other workforce development organizations are truly inspiring. We’re calling on Mayor de Blasio to keep his word, and invest $70 million per year in these crucial bridge programs that create on-ramps to occupational skills training programs, and ensure New Yorkers have the skills & resources necessary for successful careers.”

#LiteracyLiftsNYC Rally Brings Hundreds to City Hall to Urge for Baselined $12M Adult Literacy Investments

Hundreds of advocates, students and instructors representing dozens of organizations were joined by Council members Carlos Menchaca and Margaret Chin at City Hall on Wednesday, May 29 to push to the NYC Council and the Administration to restore and baseline the full $12 million for adult literacy programs. Currently, the budget includes $8 million for adult literacy programs in one-year funding, which would lead to a decrease in overall class slots. Unless funding is baselined, programs will continue to remain precarious as service providers have to advocate for funding every year instead of relying on a secure set of resources. The campaign is driven by the NYC Coalition for Adult Literacy (NYCCAL).

Check out #LiteracyLiftsNYC for photos, messages and inspiration from this vital campaign and and tweet your support.
David Garza Appointed to NYC Regional Economic Development Council
David Garza, CEO and President of Henry Street Settlement and Board Secretary of the NYC Employment and Training Coalition, has been appointed to serve as a Regional Council Member on the NYC Regional Economic Development Council. We congratulate David for this accomplishment and celebrate the significance of his appointment to elevate the service provider voice on the council. 
Save the Date: NYCETC 2019 Conference on Sept 23
Full details and attendance info to come in the following weeks. 

Interested in becoming an early sponsor? Contact Annie Garneva at or 646-866-7098.
Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: Summer Schedule

NYCETC has several Member Strategy Roundtables coming up:
  • June 20: Serving Clients with Disabilities
  • 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.
Action Alert:
#InvestInSkillsNYC Social Media Wednesday

Our Bridges to Better Jobs campaign is in the final stretch!
The next 1-2 weeks are crucial to securing funding in this year's budget, and we need your help.

Action Item: Tweet About the Impact of Lack of Bridge Funds

** use #InvestInSkillsNYC & #BridgesToBetterJobs ***

A. Tweet the image above (download image here) and tell @NYCMayor @NYCSpeakerCoJo about your organization's experiences with having to turn people away from occupational training programs because they do not meet the reading/math/English requirements

B. Use sample tweet (with image above or your own):

Millions of New Yorkers are locked out of job training programs & career opportunities in NYC’s growing economy b/c @NYCMayor has not invested in necessary services to bridge gap between their skills & career goals #InvestInSkillsNYC #BridgesToBetterJobs @SpeakerCoJo

More Resources: 
Programs and Events from Our Community


Webinar: 'Dude, What's My Job?' Training and Engaging 20-Somethings
Wednesday, June 5  /  12 - 1 pm
More info and RSVP here.

Livestream: Quality Jobs for All: What Would It Take?
Thursday, June 13  /  12  - 1:30 pm
More info and RSVP

Professional Development

WPTI: Build Your Competencies In Serving LGBTQI+ Youth
Session 1 of 2 - Wednesday, June 12  /  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Session 2 of 2 - Thursday, June 13  /  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Info and RSVP here.

Putting Social Media to Work for You
Wednesday, June 19  /  9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Info and RSVP here.

Program Recruitment

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.

LaGuardia Community College
3-month Network Administrator Training
More info and application here

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.

NMIC - multiple programs currently recruiting
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

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

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 

Queens Community House
Director of Youth Employment Services

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

Project Renewal
Vocational Counselor    •   Assistant Director- Next Step ACE   •   Case Manager Jr. 

Green City Force
Developer of Employer Partnerships

Employment Specialist   •  Accountant   •  Grants Accountant 

Prisoner Reentry Institute, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Deputy Director for Finance and Administration 

RiseBoro Community Partnership

Lead Career Counselor, Level Up! Workforce Development

Employment Specialist

Grace Institute
Administrative Professional Instructor  •  Director of Training

St Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Manager

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Program Director- TechSTART   •   Office Assistant  •  Worksite & Intake Associate   •  Intake/Data Entry Associate  •  High School Equivalency Instructor  •  Child Care Navigator  •  Human Resources Assistant

Center for Employment Opportunities
Chief Operating Officer   

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

Jericho Project
Career Counselor

LaGuardia Community College
LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Educational Case Manager   •   LaGuardia TechHIRE Open Code Outcomes Specialist
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
WeWork c/o NYCETC   •  110 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005   •
Copyright © NYCETC 2018. All rights reserved.

For questions, submissions or ideas, contact Annie Garneva:
646.866.7098 or

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
NYCETC · WeWork 110 Wall Street · New York, NY 10005 · USA