New York City has made significant progress in the past ten years in developing a more employer-driven workforce system. The New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the Workforce Funders have partnered on a number of sector-focused initiatives through the New York City Workforce Innovation Fund, including the New York City Sectors Initiative, Sector Strategies Practicum, New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (NYACH), and the Tech Talent Pipeline.
In November 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio released the Career Pathways: One City Working Together report that was prepared by the Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force. The report called for a shift in the public workforce system away from rapid attachment to one that emphasizes a career pathways framework including more emphasis on industry partnerships, more training and bridge programming. One of the major recommendations of the Career Pathways report was to build on the two successful industry partnerships (NYACH, Tech Talent Pipeline) and create four new industry partnerships in construction, industrial/manufacturing, food service, and retail, with a focus on low-wage workers in the latter two.
Join us for an update on the two existing industry partnerships (NYACH & Tech Talent Pipeline) and to outline the plans for the four new industry partnerships. John Twomey will provide an update on establishing a Field Building Hub.
- Jackie Mallon, Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development, New York City Department of Small Business Services
- Kristen Titus, Executive Director, Tech Talent Pipeline
- Shawna Trager, Executive Director, New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
All interested funders.
8:45 - 9:00 AM Check-in
9:00 - 11:00 AM Program