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 email@example.com or 646-866-7098.
Upcoming NYCETC Member Roundtables: Summer Schedule
NYCETC has several Member Strategy Roundtables coming up:
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
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
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
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 here.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CPC Education and Career Services Brooklyn Information Session
Every Friday at 10 am
More info here.