October 25, 2019
Response Requested:
Data on Your Bridge & Training Programs to Inform Investment & Policy Recommendations for NYCEDC
Deadline: Thursday, November 7
Dear Coalition member,

As you know, NYCETC is currently partnering with Coalition members Per Scholas, The Door and General Assembly on a project supported by the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to research and plan innovative approaches and provide policy and investment recommendations that the City can take to amplify the training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers in tech and other in-demand sectors. Our collaborative’s focus is squarely on the power of bridge programs, and we are working to deliver a playbook and inform system-wide investment for helping community-based organizations scale up their ability to provide bridge training to students in need in both tech and non-tech roles across the five boroughs. 

To that end, we are asking you and the entire NYC workforce development community to provide critical data on your bridge programs (current and past), training programs, and the variety of skill and credential barriers impacting your clients. Please complete both surveys by Thursday, November 7th at 5 pm. 

Your detailed feedback is vital to our research and ability to fully reflect the current landscape of programs, organizations’ existent capacity and potential to scale up programming, and the skill and credential needs within our communities that are keeping people out of training opportunities. This in turn will directly impact the investment and policy recommendations we will make on behalf of New Yorkers, your organization, and the workforce system.

Below are two surveys we are asking all workforce development service providers to complete:

Survey on Bridge Programs 
seeking information from providers with current or past bridge programs, as well as those not offering such programming (to better understand why not)

Survey on Training Programs
seeking information from providers offering training programs, to better understand admissions requirements and inform bridge program development into this training
Please complete both surveys by Thursday, November 7th at 5 pm. 

You can download PDFs of each survey here - Bridge Survey PDF and Training Survey PDF - to collect information before going in to complete the survey.

If you have any questions or feedback, contact me at or (646) 866 - 7098.

Thank you for your support in our advocacy for the workforce field and New Yorkers,


NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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