This blog explores the issues and challenges facing New York City's young people who are neither working nor in school. Visit www.jobsfirstnyc.org for more information on JobsFirst NYC.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
2013-02-26 News & Events from JobsFirstNYC
News & Events from JobsFirstNYC
February 26, 2013
Registration is now open for the next Job Developers' Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, March 26th
Mark your calendars and register to join JobsFirstNYC & WPTI
for the next Job Developers' Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, March
26th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Sheraton
Brooklyn, 228 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
and Workforce Professionals Training Institute are co-hosting a
networking breakfast specifically for people working in a direct service
capacity and whose primary job is to work with employers and job
seekers. The agenda and guest speaker for this event will be announced
in our next e-serv.
JFNYC & WPTI are pleased to offer this
opportunity to the field at no-cost, but we do require all attendees to
register in advance of the event. Please click here to register.
JobsFirstNYC will lead two workshops at next week's NYATEP Youth Academy
JobsFirstNYC is busy gearing up for next week's NYATEP Youth Academy, "The Future is Now: Excellence in Youth Programming", which will be held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY from March 5th - 7th.
in attendance will learn about best practices and new trends in the
field, get policy updates from the state and national level, and get to
hear from some very inspiring industry experts.
also excited to be leading the following workshops at the conference
(more details regarding the content of JFNYC's sessions can be found on our blog):
March 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Going Beyond the Bottom Line: Employer Perspectives on Hiring Young People and Supporting them on the Job
Lou Miceli, JobsFirstNYC; Celeste Frye, Public Works Partners; Albany-area employers
March 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
In it Together Real Partnering to Improve Employment in the Lower East Side.
Gaspar Caro, Lower East Side Employment Network; Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham, JobsFirstNYC
Youth Academy represents a great opportunity for NYC-based
practitioners to connect and network with peers from across the state,
and for the first time, from throughout the Northeast region of the
GED® 2013 Campaign to Finish featured on several Spanish Language TV and Radio Broadcasts
JobsFirstNYC's own Evelyn Fernandez-Ketcham has been featured
on several Spanish Language broadcasts this month. She has been busy
engaging NYC's Latino community in discussions emphasizing the recent
launch and importance of the GED® 2013 Campaign to Finish. The Campaign
to Finish was launched this month by the Fund for Public Advocacy and a
coalition of CBO partners.
Here's a snapshot of her TV and radio appearances this month:
Radio WADO 1280 AM Buen Dia New York with Ricardo Espinosa and Ino Gomez, February 6th (live)
Radio WADO 1280 AM El Palo de la Tarde with Coco Cabrera, February 14th (live)
National Latino public television network in the US - broadcast of
Dialogo de Costa a Costa with Malin Falu and Gerson Borrero, February 20th (live)
Univision Channel 41 Al Despertar with Enrique Teutelo, Aired February 25th
UniMas of Univision- American Spanish-language broadcast TV network En Tu Comunidad with Enrique Teutelo, will air Sunday, March 24th at 7:30am
provide links to audio/video for these broadcasts where possible as they
become available. Stay tuned! In the meantime, click here to download
and listen to the official PSA (mp3 format) for the GED® Campaign to Finish.
As a reminder, if you
are currently working with a 17-24 year old New York City resident who
has taken the GED® test before and is close to passing, act now to get
them back on track to earn their high school equivalency diploma in
2013. Visit the GED® Compass site for all the information and resources needed to help someone re-connect and finish their GED® this year. Get started today!
for Tomorrow's Workforce ACTION ALERT: Contact State Legislators NOW
to Protect Access to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma!
Shared on behalf of the Campaign for Tomorrow's Workforce:
Access to a NYS High School Equivalency Diploma is at serious risk
under current state budget proposals. In response to changes to the
GED® exam at the national level, The NYS Education Department (NYSED)
is in the process of selecting a new state-subsidized High School
Equivalency (HSE) Test. Without additional state investment, 25,000
FEWER New Yorkers will have the opportunity to earn a HSE diploma each
year, and/or new fees may be charged to test-takers. This represents a
serious risk to educational opportunity in New York.
TAKE ACTION: Contact your New York State Assembly Members and Senators and urge them to protect free access to High School Equivalency testing and to invest in HSE testing and preparation.