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Job and Employment Links for the Week of January 14

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Since finishing an apprenticeship, Regina McClean has earned a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees, and is currently employed in a management position. "Pursuing an apprenticeship was the best decision I have ever made," she says. "It afforded me a lot of opportunities and built confidence in me I would not have had otherwise." 

Regina's story is just one example of an effective workforce program in action. You can learn more about Regina's story in a Department of Labor blog post, Apprenticeship Opens Door to Nontraditional Career, written by Briar Gibbons, an intern with the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Public Affairs in Philadelphia. 

Interested in apprenticeships? Find an apprenticeship program or learn how  to sponsor one.

Employment Programs

Good Shepherd Services: Rebound Program is an innovative work readiness program that uses basketball to help youth focus on their future, and prepare for careers and college. The program targets young people between the ages of 17 and 24 who are either unemployed, disconnected from school and community engagement, or have been involved in the justice system.

This sports-based program prepares youth to become work-ready by developing interview skills, proper work communication, professionalism, and time management skills.  Program participants attend workshops that build these skills, and also focus on teamwork, conflict resolution, and commitment.   

For more information, call 718-243-1528.

The Cooper Union Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers at CAMBA assists immigrant engineers and IT professionals who are underemployed or unemployed gain access to higher-paying  jobs through training and job placement assistance.  The program includes night and weekend courses in information technology and chemical, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering, taught by Cooper Union faculty and field experts.  Since its inception in 1987, the Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers has placed 3,000 immigrant engineers into careers.

YearUp aligns job training with corporate partner needs and market trends to ensure the skills students learn are in demand.  Students can learn valuable technical and professional skills, gain work experience via internships at top companies, and earn a stipend throughout the program (while training and during an internship). Complete courses are eligible for college credits.

Project Renewal offers free, ongoing Advanced Basic Skills and HSE (High School Equivalency) Preparation Classes throughout the year. Classes are held Tuesdays and Wednesdays, afternoons and evenings. This open enrollment program accepts students ages 18 and older. 

For information and to sign up, please contact Shinique James at nexstep@projectrenewal.org.

The Chinese-American Planning Council Workforce Development Division offers education, training, placement, and post-placement support services to job seekers. Job training programs include BuildingWorks Pre-Apprenticeship Training, Hospitality Careers and LVMH Fundamentals in Luxury Retail Training.  

Workshops

Career Development Workshop: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM at  Brooklyn Workforce, 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY11201. This workshop teaches all interested job seekers the value of the career exploration process and how the process can positively impact the career path.

Job Search Planning  Workshop: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce, 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Two slots available. Must call for appointment at (718) 960-7901.

Benefits of Exploring Job Zone Workshop: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 2:15 PM-4:15 PM at Bronx Workforce, 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458. Participants will learn how to use and explore Job Zone, an interactive resource to help manage their careers. Two slots available.  Must call for appointment at (718) 960-7901.

Individual Resume Review/Career Advisement Workshop: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM at Bronx Workforce, 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.  Space is limited.  First come, first served. Must have resume in PDF form.

Acing the Interview Workshop: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1:30 PM-4 PM, at Bronx Workforce, 1 Career Center, 400 East Fordham Road, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10458.

Dealing with Job Loss Workshop: Friday, January 19, 2018, 11 AM-1 PM at Brooklyn Workforce, 1 Career Center, 250 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  This workshop is for all interested job seekers to discuss the job loss stages of grief, complete a self-assessment exercise, and express their feelings.

Job Postings and Assistance

Job postings at New York City Workforce 1Job Search Central

Apprenticeship opportunities in New York City.

Available jobs via Brooklyn Community Board 14.

The New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCE&TC) is an association of 200 community-based organizations, educational institutions, and labor unions that annually provide job training and employment services to over 750,000 New Yorkers, including welfare recipients, unemployed workers, low-wage workers, at-risk youth, the formerly incarcerated, immigrants and the mentally and physically disabled. View NYCE&TC Job Listings.

Digital NYC is the official online hub of the New York City startup and technology ecosystem, bringing together every company, startup, investor, event, job, class, blog, video, workplace, accelerator, incubator, resource, and organization in the five boroughs. Search jobs by category on this site.

St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development provides free job training and educational programs in Environmental Response and Remediation Tech (ERRT), Commercial Driver's License, Pest Control Technician Training (PCT), as well as Employment Search, Prep Training and Job Placement, Earn Benefits, and Career Path Center. For information and assistance, please visit St. Nicks Alliance Workforce Development, or call 718-302-2057 ext. 202.

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations helps jobless and working poor New Yorkers establish careers in sectors that offer good wages and opportunities for advancement. Currently, BWI offers free job training programs in four industries: commercial driving, telecommunications cable installation, TV and film production, and skilled woodworking.

CMP (formerly Chinatown Manpower Project) in lower Manhattan is now recruiting for free training in Quickbooks, Basic Accounting, and Excel. This is open to anyone receiving food stamps but no cash assistance. The class runs for eight weeks, followed by one-on-one meetings with a job developer.

CMP also provides Free Home Health Aide Training for bilingual English/Cantonese speakers receiving food stamps but no cash assistance. Training runs Mondays through Fridays for six weeks and includes test prep and the HHA certification exam. Students learn about direct care techniques such as taking vital signs, and assisting with personal hygiene and nutrition.

For more information for the above CMP training programs, email info@cmpny.org, call 212-571-1690, or visit their website. CMP also provides tuition-based healthcare and business training free to students who are entitled to ACCESS funding.

Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) trains women and places them in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades. It helps women achieve economic independence and a secure future. For information, call 212-627-6252 or register online.

Grace Institute provides tuition-free, practical job training in a supportive learning community for underserved New York-area women of all ages, and from many different backgrounds. For information, call 212-832-7605.

Please note that this page will be revised when more recruitment events for the week of January 14  become available.

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