Tuesday, February 12, 2013

JobsFirstNYC will present two workshops at the upcoming NYATEP Youth Academy in Albany

JobsFirstNYC is very pleased to be a co-sponsor of this year's NYATEP Youth Academy, "The Future is Now: Excellence in Youth Programming", which will take place in Albany, NY from March 5th - 7th.

The 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 country.

Those 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. JobsFirstNYC is also excited to be presenting the following workshops at the conference:

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; Scott Zucker, Public Works Partners (Invited); Albany-area employers

Making effective and enduring connections with employers is challenging work in any context, but is particularly challenging for practitioners and institutions that are working to assist young adults that are neither working nor in school. Recognizing this, JobsFirstNYC, an intermediary focusing on reducing the number of out-of-school and out-of-work young adults in New York City, commissioned Public Works Consulting to do something unprecedented: Engage 100 NYC-area employers in a research project to better understand their experiences with the New York City workforce development system; their experiences in working with a younger workforce; and, their experiences and challenges in working specifically with young adults that are out-of-school and out-of-work. Join a discussion about the report Going Beyond the Bottom Line and how to move the field forward in this challenging work.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Hear directly employers reaction to the workforce development system
2. Understand employers experiences, challenges, and recommendations working with young adults
3. Opportunity to share feedback and reaction to move positively forward

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

The Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) includes The Door, Henry Street Settlement Chinese-American Planning Council, Good Old Lower East Side, Inc., University Settlement, and Chinatown Manpower Project. While these organizations have been working together in the Lower East Side since 2007, with the support of JFNYC they are now strengthening their efforts to connect work-ready young adult job seekers to employment opportunities with targeted employers in growth areas of the local economy. JFNYC provides funds to support a Network Coordinator whose main responsibility is to bring together all partner organizations, employers and community stakeholders. The goal of the LESN is to develop a mechanism and create a system for older youth 18 to 24 years of age to be formally connected to employment opportunities in the Lower East Side. 

Learning Outcomes:
1. Methods to develop a multi-institutional collaboration
2. How the network used Labor Market Information to help them inform their current strategy
3. Ways to work with employers in a coordinated and efficient way
4. How multiple partners can achieve seamless connection to a range of services so that more young people get what they need in terms of support in real time 

For more information (including a complete list of 2013 workshop topics), visit the NYATEP website.  We hope to see you there!

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