On-the-Job Training Program Expands to Include New Graduates

2016 Spring Newsletter, Policy Updates

The New Skills, New Jobs On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program, provided by the NYC Department of Small Business Services, is a discretionary grant program that connects local businesses to skilled workers who are trained on-site to learn the essential work skills to improve performance. Previously OJT funding was limited to businesses hiring veterans and military spouses, …




Inaugural Best for NYC Awards Open

Policy Updates

The NYC employment and Training Coalition in partnership with the NYC Economic Development Corporation have announced the inaugural Best for NYC Awards. This campaign is aimed at recognizing businesses that have improved their impact and scored well on the Best for NYC challenge. Individuals can nominate employer partners and other businesses for an award by completing a nomination form here. To …




Applications Open for Medical Billing Account Specialist Training

Policy Updates

Applications are now open for this industry informed training that prepares students to excel in the high-demand field of healthcare finance. The program gives participants both the technical and financial skills needed to obtain their first job as a medical billing account specialist. Participants will be trained in EPIC software at a participating hospital, have the opportunity …




CareerSTAT Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Frontline Health Care Worker Champion Recognition Program

Policy Updates

Call for Nominations: Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions CareerSTAT is an employer-led national collaboration of healthcare leaders who promote investment in the skill and career development of frontline health care workers. The National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future have announced a call for nominations for the 2016 “CareerSTAT Frontline Health Care Worker …




Career Pathways: Progress Update

Policy Updates

On December 15, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force released an update on their plan for New York City’s workforce development system. One year after the original plan was released, “Career Pathways: Progress Update” reviews both what has been accomplished thus far and the work that is currently in …




Workforce Development in the FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Policy Updates

On December 18th, the House Appropriations committee released the Omnibus Appropriations Bill for the fiscal year 2016. The bill provides a $234.6 million increase in discretionary funding to the Department of Labor which will be used to develop career training for low skill Americans. The bill expands funding for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act …




Workforce1 Career Center Opens in the Rockaways

Policy Updates

The Department of Small Business Services in partnership with NYCHA, the Center for Economic Opportunity and CITI Community Development announced the opening of a new Workforce1 Career Center in the Rockaways. The new center will offer wrap-around career services, including recruitment and job matching for jobseekers, on-site industry approved occupational training for in-demand jobs, assistance for …




Now Accepting Applications for the NCLEX for Foreign-Trained Nurses Program

Policy Updates

The NCLEX  for Foreign-Trained Nurses Program, prepares internationally-trained nurses to pass the NCLEX exam and become re-certified as registered nurses in New York State. The course focuses on both the English-language skills and the nursing skills needed to pass the exam. Classes start: Fall, 2015. For more information and to apply, please click HERE.

The Stars are Aligned: Federal and Local Workforce Policies Converge

2015 Summer Newsletter, Policy Updates

By Chris Neale, Director of the New York City Workforce Investment Board On July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – an important federal law that provides adult education, training, and employment services throughout the country – officially took effect.  WIOA replaces the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and maintains many …