November 13, 2019
  • NYCETC's Jose Ortiz Jr. & Leaders of 28 Coalition Members and Partners Recognized in City & State's 2019 Nonprofit Power 100
  • NYC Unity Works Concept Paper Released
  • Update on City's Indirect Investment Implementation
  • Deadline Extended: NYCETC Applications for 2020 Board of Directors Now Due November 21
  • HSC Releases Ratings for Post-Incarceration & Jail-Based Programs RFPs
  • In the News: Stories & Reports for the Workforce Community
  • Events and Professional Development
  • Program Recruitment
  • Job Opportunities
NYCETC's Jose Ortiz Jr. & Leaders of 28 Coalition Members and Partners Recognized in City & State's 2019 Nonprofit Power 100
NYCETC Executive Director Jose Ortiz, Jr. and leaders at the helm of 28 Coalition members and partners have been recognized on this year’s Nonprofit Power 100 by City & State for their work in making a difference for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. We at the Coalition are privileged to support and represent NYC's workforce development community and appreciate this recognition of our collective work and impact. Jose Ortiz is recognized as #39 on the company’s list of 100 leaders. City & State’s Nonprofit Power 100 ranks figures “who have spearheaded major accomplishments, dug into political and policy issues, connected with powerful elected officials and provided for their communities across the state.”

Congratulations to the 20 leaders representing NYCETC members - Kevin Sullivan (Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York), JoAnne Page (The Fortune Society), David Jones (Community Service Society of New York), Nathaniel M. Fields (Urban Resource Institute), Dianne Morales (Phipps Neighborhoods), George McDonald & Harriet Karr-McDonald (The Doe Fund),  Alan van Capelle (Educational Alliance), Keith Little (SCO Family of Services), Wayne Ho (Chinese-American Planning Council), Susan Stamler (United Neighborhood Houses), Katy Gaul-Stigge (Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey), Joanne Oplustil (CAMBA), Elizabeth Gaynes (Osborne Association), Tony Hannigan (Center for Urban Community Services), David Garza (Henry Street Settlement), Scott Short (RiseBoro Community Partnership), Eric Rosenbaum (Project Renewal), and David Nocenti (Union Settlement) - and the 8 leaders spearheading critical partners in our work - Steven Choi (New York Immigration Coalition), Jennifer Jones Austin (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies), Allison Sesso (Human Services Council of New York), Jeremy Saunders & Alyssa Aguilera (VOCAL-NY), Javier Valdés and Deborah Axt (Make the Road New York), Ron Deutsch (Fiscal Policy Institute), and José Calderón (Hispanic Federation). 
NYC Unity Works Concept Paper Released
The Department of Youth and Community Development, in collaboration with the NYC Unity Project and the NYC Center for Youth Employment, has released the NYC Unity Works Concept Paper in advance of a Request for Proposals seeking qualified not-for-profit organization to provide a new education and workforce development program for LGBTQI people. This program specifically aims to create work and education opportunities for homeless and runaway LGBTQI youth, and will prepare participants to secure entry-level employment in a career pathway by offering a continuum of education and employment services including literacy instruction, HSE prep, work-readiness training, paid work experiences, industry-recognized credentials and placement in employment, advanced training, or post-secondary education. Participants will also receive comprehensive support services tailored to their individual needs. 

DYCD will fund one citywide program. It is anticipated that DYCD will release the RFP in approximately 9 weeks. Comments about this concept paper must be submitted to no later than December 2.

NYCETC will will gather feedback from service providers and stakeholders, and submit comments on behalf of members and the field. If interested, please contact Jesse Laymon (
Update on City's Indirect Investment Implementation
As part of the roll out of the Indirect Cost Rate Funding Initiative and ahead of its November 18 official launch date, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have released an updated Cost Manual to incorporate the FY20 Indirect Initiative. The revised Cost Manual is available on the Indirect Implementation Webpage. It is critical that service providers read the Cost Manual, as it is the primary source for defining and allocating HHS costs and calculating and claiming an organization’s indirect cost rate. Providers may initiate the indirect cost claiming process beginning on November 18.

To receive funding through the FY20 Indirect Cost Rate Funding Initiative, an organization needs to be enrolled in the City’s Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal (PASSPort). If your organization is not currently enrolled in PASSPort, MOCS and OMB highly encourage you to do so in the coming weeks. Visit the PASSPort site for guidance on enrollment, training materials, and more.
HSC Releases Ratings for  Post-Incarceration & Jail-Based Programs RFPs
  • Lack of cost escalators: This RFP is a three-year contract with up to one three-year extension, meaning providers could potentially receive the same funding for six years.
  • Inadequate time to respond: Although the RFP was released in September and the proposal deadline is in November, four important addendums were released in October and November giving providers only a month or less to fully prepare their proposals.  
The Department of Corrections’ Targeted Approach to Jail-Based Programs and Services RFP has received a rating of 52%. Some of the risk factors that HSC highlights include:
  • Lack of cost escalators: This RFP is a three-year contract with up to one three-year extension, meaning providers could potentially receive the same funding for six years.
  • Inadequate time to respond: Although the RFP was released in September and the proposal deadline being in November, there are too many unknowns in the RFP for providers to develop their best response.
Deadline Extended: NYCETC Applications for 2020 Board of Directors Now Due November 21
The NYCETC Board of Directors seeks interested candidates for the Board Class of 2020. The application deadline has now been extended to November 21 at 5 pm. To submit a nomination, interested individuals should complete the 2020 NYCETC Board of Directors Application.

The Board of Directors is comprised of up to 30 individuals with up to 10 seats currently under consideration. Please review the 2020 NYCETC Board of Directors Application for additional information regarding qualifications and commitments. The process for 2020 is as follows:
  • Complete the 2020 NYCETC Board of Directors Application
  • Applications will be accepted until November 21 at 5:00 PM
  • Interviews will be conducted during the week of December 2
  • The Board will vote on new Board members in December and candidates will be notified in early-January
  • The first Board meeting will be held in February 2020
Interested candidates should feel free to contact NYCETC's Executive Director Jose Ortiz Jr. at or 646.203.4636. Thank you for your consideration and please contact us with any questions.

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National Skills Coalition

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NYC Department of City Planning

A Toolkit to Engage Employers and Opportunity Youth on the Future of Work
Aspen Institute

7 Labor Department Priorities for 2020

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Workforce Opportunity Services


CCA Bright Future Opportunity Resource Fair
Thursday, November 14  /  9 am - 2 pm  / 
Info and RSVP

CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies: Going Big - Expanding Labor Rights for the 21st Century
Friday, November 15  /  9 – 10:30 am  /  Info and RSVP

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce: Workforce Education Series - Leadership and Employee Experience
Tuesday, November 19  /  8:30 - 11 am  /  Info and RSVP

CWE Open House
Tuesday, November 19  /  10 am - 12 pm  /  Info and RSVP

City & State NY Economic + Workforce Development Conference
Thursday, November 21  /  9 am - 4 pm  /  Info and Tickets

New York City Census Summit 2019: Public Awareness Strategies, Messaging and GOTC
Thursday, November 21  /  8 am - 3 pm  /  Info and RSVP

Professional Development

Nonprofit New York Training: Ramping Up Your Individual Giving Campaign
Tuesday, November 19  / 9:30 - 11:30 am  /  Info and RSVP

FPWA Crowned & Courageous: Women of Color Network 2019-2020 Cohort
Applications due Friday, November 15  /  Info and application

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Webinars
Info and Tickets

NYC Solar Schools Education Program - free professional learning for DOE teachers
Info and Registration

Literacy Assistance Center
Workshop Calendar for Fall FY2020

Hostos Community College Cisco CCNA
CCNA Security provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices. The program also prepares you to take the Cisco CCNA Security Certification exam. Info and RSVP for Info Session

Families Forward
Families Forward, a workforce development program jointly managed by the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the New York City Human Resource Administration’s Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) is actively recruiting participants who owe child support for its job training programs.  Families Forward is part of a study that includes occupational skills training in several industries: cable installation, construction, cybersecurity, hospitality, IT Support, transportation, and woodworking.  Job placement and advancement, financial counseling, and child support navigation services are available to participants. Info and apply

Project Renewal’s Culinary Arts Training Program
Offers 6 months of classroom and internship training in the food service industry. Students will get to experience working in a fully functioning kitchen and learn the basic techniques of Culinary Arts from experienced chefs. Students will also be able to obtain their food handlers certificate and work with an employment coordinator until successful job placement. Non-TANF SNAP recipients are strongly encouraged to apply. Info session RSVP

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Techstart Program: Cloud Support Engineering - Gain fundamental skills in Networking, Linux, and Python, before deep-diving into Cloud Computing. No advanced computer or programming skills necessary, but you should be driven to work hard and ready to transition into full-time employment in the tech sector. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview with one of Generation or OBT’s hiring partners for a full-time role.
Info and apply

The HOPE Program
HOPEworks - 5-week training for New Yorkers interested in various career pathways, including maintenance, clerical, animal care, retail, food industry, and customer service. Program starts November 18;  must apply by November 14. Info here

Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center
Free Security Officer Training - Admissions session November 13 at 2 pm. Info session sign up

Educational Alliance - workshops (see flyer for details)
November 13 - Develop Your Résumé For Your New Job
November 18 - Microsoft Word: Introduction and Concepts
November 25 - “What Do You Do?”  Create & Practice Your Answer 

Bridges from School to Work
Bridges helps 17-24 year-olds with disabilities find competitive, integrated employment in entry-level positions. Info

StreetWise Partners  
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. Participants receive individualized support from 1 or 2 mentors while learning about career planning, resume writing, interview techniques, networking, LinkedIn, and workplace culture. Participants gain access to a network of thousands of volunteer professionals, mentees, and alumni graduates; as well as, ongoing professional development opportunities and job updates. Program starts week of January 6. Info session sign up

The Door - Work Readiness Customer Service Program
Paid Customer & Food Service Training, Internship and Job Placement for youth ages 16-24. Info

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Currently recruiting for pre-apprenticeship training program for women, women-identified and non binary 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 10 am and Wednesday 6pm, interested people can register on-line, email or call (212) 627-6252 to register.

MMCC - Train & Earn Culinary Program
3-week training course utilizing a state of the art facility leading to New York State Food Handlers Certification. Job placement assistance upon program completion. Advanced training options in healthcare and technology. Orientation Fridays at 10 am. Info

NPower - Tech Fundamentals - next cohort begins January 21
NPower's Tech Fundamentals is a free 23-week workforce development program, which prepares young adults to begin careers in the field of information technology, and includes 16 weeks of in-class instruction and 7 weeks at a full time internship. Students will have the opportunity to earn a industry recognized certification CompTIA A+ and receive professional development training and job-readiness skills. Info

Moody's RE-IGNITE: Career Re-Entry Program
Technical & Non-Technical Internships  /  Applications due December 6

Grace Institute of New York - applications due January 6, 2020
Administrative Professional Program will begin January 21- April 9, 2020; Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
Patient Service Representative Program will begin January 21- March 12, 2020; Monday- Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

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

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. Info

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

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. Info
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. Info
NYC Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services
Deputy Commissioner, Career Service

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Senior Program Manager, DHS Models of Practice 

Goddard Riverside
Employment Specialist

Upwardly Global
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Manager of Employee Experience

Back On My Feet
Program Coordinator

Rebuilding Together NYC
Director of Programs

EOC College Advisor, College Connections Project (TRIO)

Senior Director for Industry and Campus Engagement

Coordinator for Academics  •  Coordinator for Workforce Development  •  Job Developer/Internship Coordinator  •  Social Worker  •  Work Readiness/Credential Instructor  •  Case Manager

Community Engagement Coordinator - Strong Fathers, Stronger Families   •   Program Manager, Strong Fathers Stronger Families  •  Special Assistant  •   Success Coach/Career Case Manager - Bridges to Careers

Queens Community House
YouthBuild Construction Instructor  •    College Retention Specialist  •    Education Specialist  •    Youth Development Specialist  •    

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Program Coordinator, DHS Financial Independence Now

Commonpoint Queens
Program Director of Advance and Earn, Adult Workforce

Andromeda Community Initiative
Executive Director/Interim Executive Director

Workforce Professionals Training Institute
Senior Manager Grants, Program Evaluation & Quality    •     Project Manager

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation
Account Manager

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

Director of Talent Acquisition

LaGuardia Community College
Director of Technology Training Initiatives

Henry Street Settlement
JET Employment 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

Family Law Attorney   •  Community Health Worker
NYC Employment & Training Coalition (NYCETC)
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