We invite you to join the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC), and our partners the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) and Public Work Partners (PWP), at our upcoming 2015 Policy Forum -“Policy, Perspectives and Partnerships” to be held at Hostos Community College on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 9 am to 4:30 pm.
The theme of this year’s Policy Forum, “Policy, Perspectives and Partnerships”, reflects the exciting growth and changes in the workforce development community. With the recent release of the Jobs For New Yorkers Task Force report “Career Pathways” setting the vision for workforce development in New York City, the strategies outlined in the report will provide the framework for the Policy Forum sessions.
This Policy Forum aims to engage the workforce field like no other, showcasing your organization and the successes of the NYC workforce community while giving you and your organization the tools to be an impactful agent of change during this exciting period of growth and transition. The structure and content of the forum have been crafted to help you understand and influence policies, and prepare your programs and services for change. Feedback collected will inform city policy changes, fuel NYCETC’s policy agenda, and help determine capacity needs for the field going forward.
You will have the unique opportunity to be part of the conversation in sharing your experiences with city leaders, your fellow training and education providers, and colleagues throughout the workforce development community. The forum’s interactive discussions and panels are designed to help you learn about and contribute to the changes to come, as well as best practices throughout the field. Collectively, we will explore perspectives from a variety of viewpoints and begin to develop effective partnerships for collaboration.
As always, there will be ample opportunity for networking and small group discussions, and member organizations will be able to showcase their programs to over 200 participants via our Best Practices Poster Session.
Friday, February 6, 2015 / 9 am to 4:30 pm
Hostos Community College / 450 Grand Concourse / C Building / Bronx, NY 10451
Online at http://conta.cc/1ybNpuu
$150 for NYCETC members in good standing / $125 for Early Bird discount (until Jan. 30th)
$200 for all others / $175 for Early Bird discount (until Jan. 30th)
$600 for NYCETC Members / $850 for all others
$500 for NYCETC Members / $750 for all others for Early Bird discount (until Jan. 30th)
— 5 tickets plus recognition at event and promotional materials
Contact Annie Garneva – firstname.lastname@example.org // 212-925-6675
Highlights from the Policy Forum agenda include:
An overview of the Career Pathways vision from the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, presented by Sherezade Langlade, the Executive Director of the NYC Workforce Investment Board
Keynote from Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, Former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, US Department of Education
Perspectives discussion, including Pat Jenny (NY Community Trust), John Twomey (John A Twomey and Associates), and Tim Theberge (US Department of Labor)
Interactive facilitated small group working sessions to explore successes and challenges around the following key themes and more:
Effective Sector Strategies and Industry Partnerships
How to Define and Measure Job Quality
How Federal and City Policies Can Work Together
Addressing the Opportunity Youth Challenge
What are Middle Skills Careers?
How to Develop Effective Bridge Programs
Career Pathways: Collaboration to Ensure Career Advancement
Use of Labor Market Information to Measure Demand
Engaged conversations with experts and practitioners from NYCETC members such as Community Service Society, Restaurant Opportunities Center-NY, Consortium for Worker Education, Nontraditional Employment for Women, LaGuardia Community College, New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Jobs for the Future, CLASP, the Heldrich Center, Accenture, Literacy Assistance Center, Center for an Urban Future and Public Works Partners