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Monday, March 18, 2013
2013-03-13 News & Events from JFNYC
News & Events from JobsFirstNYC
March 13, 2013
Please Join us for these Upcoming JobsFirstNYC Events
Job Developers' Networking Breakfast
March 26th, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
at 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. For this event, front line staff will be joined by several NYC
employers, who will share their experiences working with workforce
organizations, and tips for effectively engaging employers to enhance
and improve your job placement strategy.
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.
JFNYC Employer Engagement Work Group April 10th, 3-5 p.m.
Hosted by Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) - 275 7th Avenue
(at 25th Street), 18th Floor
work group serves as a safe, neutral space where practitioners focused
on the workforce and education needs of young adults can convene, share
best practices, learn about trends in the field, and collaborate.
This first meeting of 2013 will include:
an overview of JFNYC's reports and its work moving forward in 2013
research report on the National Work Readiness Credential
the development of a research report on online applications.
will also solicit consensus from those in attendance regarding pressing
issues in the field related to employment and older youth.
CBO Network Meeting - Save the Date!
Tuesday, April 16th, 9-11:30 a.m. at Macaulay Honors College
Registration will open next week. Stay tuned!
Update on the New York State High School Equivalency Diploma Assessment
Last week, New York State Education Department Commissioner John B.
King, Jr. announced that the Department intends to execute a contract
with CTB/McGraw-Hill to develop a new New York State High School
Equivalency Diploma assessment to replace the General Educational
Development (GED) test.
This alternative examination--the Test
Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)--will save the state money while
at the same time continuing to serve the young adult and adult
test-takers seeking to earn their high school equivalency diploma. The
new assessment will be operational on January 2, 2014.
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 before the new assessment comes on line in 2014. Visit the GED® Compass site
or call 718-557-2525 for all the information and resources needed to
help a young person re-connect and earn their HSE diploma this year.