September 18, 2019

Workforce Weekly

  • Funding Opportunity: Tech Development Center Initiative in Greenpoint
  • MOCS/OMB Survey: Feedback about Indirect Cost Rates
  • Funding Opportunity: SBS RFP for Bilingual Commercial Driver Training Program
  • NYCETC 2019 Conference: Sold Out + Speakers Wes Moore & Kathy Hochul
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Programs and Events from Our Community
  • Job Openings from Our Community
Funding Opportunity: Tech Development Center Initiative in Greenpoint
Rubenstein Partners Acquisition has issued an RFEI for a planned Tech Development Center Initiative in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to be housed within a broader mixed-use space that will consist of an approximately 90,000 square foot food manufacturing facility and approximately 500,000 square foot of office space. It is anticipated that a significant proportion of office tenants at the project will be established companies as well as early-stage and growth stage companies in the technology, advertising, media and information (TAMI) fields. With a significant concentration of technology, media, manufacturing, and other uses in the space, Rubenstein Partners Acquisition envisions an opportunity to help support entrepreneurship in Brooklyn through the creation of a technology development center for emerging businesses.

This RFEI is being issued in order to identify a best-in-class organization which can articulate a vision for cultivating and supporting a critical mass of early-stage companies while providing them with on-site office space and services which will include a combination of mentorship, training, networking, technology development, funding, ecosystem linkages, event planning, and other related support services which are key to the survival of early-stage businesses.  NYCETC assisted in the development of this RFEI through. Questions to this RFEI are due September 22, and proposals are due October 12.
MOCS/OMB Survey: Feedback about Indirect Cost Rates
Have you heard that the City of New York is implementing an initiative to fund indirect cost rates for health and human service contracts, beginning this fiscal year?  This means that you will be able to claim your indirect rate on current contracts and the City will reimburse you for it – even if that requires the City to add more funding to your contracts.  The Mayor’s Office of Contract Services and the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget have formed a City Implementation Team to establish new processes that will enable providers to claim their indirect rates and the City to approve and pay those claims. 

To inform the City’s implementation planning efforts, the City has developed a short 3 – 5 minute informational survey. Results will be used to better understand how your organization is thinking about approaching this new opportunity.
Funding Opportunity: SBS RFP for Bilingual Commercial Driver Training Program
The Workforce Development Corporation, in collaboration with NYC Department of Small Business Services, has released a request for proposals for a bilingual commercial driver training program designed for New York City’s Foreign Born population. Proposals are due by Friday, September 27. The anticipated contract start date is December 2, 2019.

Questions are due by Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5 pm. Questions should be submitted to: with "BILINGUAL COMMERCIAL DRIVER" in subject line. RFP amendment, with responses to all questions submitted, will be posted on Friday, September 20 by 5 pm.
NYCETC 2019 Conference: Sold Out!

The upcoming conference is officially SOLD OUT and we are excited to welcome the most diverse audience, speakers and workshop facilitators we have had to date, including Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood Foundation, and Kathy Hochul, the 77th Lieutenant Governor of New York. 
Check out our website to learn about the day's agenda, speakers and more!

We are so grateful to the more than 100 speakers and workshop facilitators that will share their expertise and ideas with our community, as well as the partners that are helping us make this day and our work possible! Thank you our 47 conference partners, particularly the NYC Economic Development Corporation, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Verizon, Association for a Better New York, Building Skills NY, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Google, and HERE to HERE.
Programs and Events from Our Community


Voxy Webinar - New Americans and the U.S. Workforce: English Training to Build Career Pathways
Tuesday, September 17  /  2 pm
Info and RSVP

Manufacturing Day 2019: Fashion
Thursday, October 3  /  9 am - 2:30 pm

Info and RSVP

NSC Webinar - Policy wins in Southern states: Lessons learned and implications for workforce advocates
Wednesday, October 2  /  2 pm
Info and RSVP

Professional Development

Literacy Assistance Center
Workshop Calendar for Fall FY2020

WPTI and ThriveNYC - Workplace Mental Health: What Non-Profit Employers Can Do 
Thursday, September 12  /  10 am - 12 pm

Info and RSVP

Program Recruitment

Cognizant Digital Business Analyst Certificate Program - applications due Oct 5
A unique train-to-hire 10 week, part-time and online program that prepares students for in-demand careers in consulting targeted toward working professionals with 2-5 years of experience who are looking to make a career change into a high growth industry with exciting career prospects. During the program, students will learn the essential skills needed to become a Business Analyst at Cognizant, and upon completion, students will interview for a position with Cognizant Consulting. Info & apply here

CUNY TechWorks & BMCC Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Computer Network Support training program: info hereregistration here

CORE Training - Masonry & Health Administration - starts September 27
Stronger Father, Stronger Families workshops: enrollment is every Thursday 10 am

Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem
Youth Action's YouthBuild program is now recruiting its 2020 cohort. 9 month training and education program for young adults between 17-24 years. Training includes HSE instruction, Construction Skills, Building Operators and Food Careers training and related professional certifications. Earn an AmeriCorps Education scholarship become a community leader. More info

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
NEW Annual Open House - September 19 / 5:30 pm
Preapprenticeship training program for women and women-identified people pursuing careers in construction and building trades, utilities and related occupations.  Applicants must be 18 and have a high school diploma/HSE.  Info sessions weekly Tuesdays 6 am and Wednesday 6pm, interested people can register on-line, email or call (212) 627-6252 to register.

LaGuardia Community College: multiple programs
TechHire – Open Code

Adult Basic Skills
Bridge to College & Careers Program

NMIC - YouthBuild: Business Bootcamp
5-month program for young adults (17-24) that provides high school equivalency (HSE) instruction, as well as training in the areas of small business ownership, digital literacy, customer service, Microsoft Office and employment readiness. More info and apply here

KindWork - Customer Experience & Support Bootcamp
6-week, full-time, in-person training program for young adults (21-26) seeking an entry point to the tech sector. Students will learn the skills needed to work as Customer Experience or Customer Support Specialist at a tech-enabled company. This is a great entry level role with lots of career growth potential. Graduates will be provided with job placement support and one year of career coaching. Fall cohort begins September 23. More info and apply here

MEOC - Fall 2019 Programming
Recruiting for ESOL and HSE programs; college prep; and license or certification career training programs, including Certified Nursing Assistant, Electronic Health Records, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Microsoft® Office, Security Officer Training, and OSHA 30 for Construction. Training programs offered during and between semesters. Apply online or at admissions sessions, Mon-Fri 10 am or 6 pm

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.

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.

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
Job Openings from Our Community

Jericho Project

Case Manager   •    Career Counselor   •    Assistant Healthcare Coordinator  •     Rapid Resolution Specialist  •    Outreach Specialist

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Business Services Manager, Workforce Development

Director of Talent Acquisition

LaGuardia Community College
Community Health Worker Instructor

Henry Street Settlement
JET Employment Coordinator

St. Nicks Alliance
Skills Training Program Coordinator

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Counselor  •   Office Manager

Project Renewal
Senior Grants Manager  •   Counselor, Next Step   •  Supervisor, Next Step ACE Program

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU), The Murphy Institute  
Institutional Research Manager - Worker Education and Workforce Development

The HOPE Program
Business Development Manager   •   Retention Associate

Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center
EOC Student Advisor

Family Law Attorney  •  Immigration Attorney  •  Tenant Organizer  •  Outreach Coordinator  •  Case Coordination Manager  • Community Health Worker

Case Manager  •  Job Developer  •  Assessment Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor  •  Peer Recovery Advocate  •  Vocational Case Manager  • Job Developer  •  Outreach and Retention Specialist  •  Administrative Assistant/Receptionist 

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
Career Specialist

Back On My Feet
Workforce Development Coordinator

Director of Postsecondary Innovation

Internationals Network
Director of School Support for NYC

Rebuilding Together NYC
Construction Project Coordinator

Project Renewal 
Health Care Assistant  •  Coordinator, Next Step ACE Program  •  Trainer & Retention Specialist    •    Vocational Counselor

Jericho Project
Career Counselor – Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)   •     Assistant Director – Workforce Opportunities (WfO)   •    Health Care Assistant   •    Assistant Director, Housing Placement & Data Quality (SSVF)

Workforce Opportunity Services
Program Manager   •  Technical Instructor/Instructional Design

Queens Community House
YouthBuild Construction Instructor    •  Employment Specialist

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 
Accounting Clerk II    •   Grants Manager   •   Senior Accountant – Grants   •   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
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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