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NRC Grad on Master Chef!

MasterChefDo you watch the widely popular cooking competiting, Master Chef? If you’re watching this season, take special note of Shelly Flash. In 2013 she enrolled in our very own Northeast Resiliency Consortium under the Culinary Arts training program. Shelly completed the program and, with 9 banked college credits, immediately enrolled in KCC’s Culinary Arts program.

From a recent KCC press release, Chef Thomas Smyth, Director of KCC’s Culinary Arts program, noted that Shelly was “extremely eager to get started learning. She has a wonderfully effervescent spirit and a unique, undeveloped talent for cooking, which serves her well as a MasterChef contestant. We’re proud of her, and are Shelly Flash Master Chefrooting for her all the way.”

If you’re interested in building or refining your culinary experience, check out KCC’s NRC training program. Participants receive:

  • Full suite of employment readiness services
  • Job placement assistance and job retention services
  • College enrollment assistance
  • The opportunity to bank college credits
  • Personal supportive services

We have a few Application Sessions remaining for this summer’s cohort. Sign up to find out more about our exciting program!

Microsoft Office Suite for CUNY Students

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Great news for CUNY students: free access to Microsoft Office Software! The collaboration between Microsoft and CUNY is a huge deal for the 450,000+ students who attend CUNY colleges. In addition to helping students excel in the classroom, this partnership is also geared toward preparing students for jobs that rely heavily on Microsft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

If you don’t already know, KCC’s Northeast Resiliency Consortium Culinary Arts and Community Health Worker programs not only prepare adults to be resilient workers, but classes provide college enrollment assistance and even college credits to eligible students. Amazing, right?! Application sessions are happening now! Sign up today!

CEWD at NYCETC’s 2015 Policy Forum

NYC_Workforce_Weekly_15_02_17.inddOn February 6, the New York City Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC) hosted a policy forum titled “Policy, Perspectives and Partnerships” to discuss NYCs Career Pathways Report and for participants to share their experiences with city leaders and to discuss recent city-wide workforce developments. Over very own Director of Programs, Alissa Levine, co-facilitated group activities with CUNY Central’s Colette Labrador, during a Career Pathways workshop “How Do We Design and Implement Effective Career Pathways Models” conducted by Scott Zucker of Public Works Partnership.

 

Welcome to CEWD at the CUNY IT Conference

Welcome to the CUNY IT Conference!

If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance your sitting in our session:  “Workforce Development Supported By Strategic IT Investments”  (December 4th at 2:15pm if you’re not with us) Our panelists, including Edgar Troudt, Babette Audant, Christoper Pileggi, Gillian Gooding, Min-Kyung Park, Christine Zagari-LoPorto and Jessie Cinelli (Don’t know us? Check us out here), will be discussing how CEWD harnesses smart information technology in the areas of Participant Tracking, Data Quality Assurance, Trends Analysis, Partner Management and Outreach.

Are you curious to learn how we developed and use a participant tracking system for our DOL funded grant programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium? Have you heard about our award-winning marketing and outreach team? Join us as we talk about utilizing technology to develop and run successful workforce training programs.

If you have any questions about this presentation or want to discuss CEWD’s workforce training programs, don’t hesitate to contact us: cewd@kbcc.cuny.edu.

 

 

CEWD Fall Open House

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The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having another Open House on Monday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 27th at Kingsborough Community College, Call 718.368.4637 speak with a CEWD representative about signing up for a session. Refreshments will be served!

Information sessions begin at 9:00am and 12:00pm. Reserve your spot today!

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more! 

Training Programs for Fall of 2014:

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Open House at CEWD

The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having a Career Training Open House on Tuesday, August 12th at 9:30am at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd, V219 Refreshments will be served!

Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more! 

 

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Sick Leave in NYC

I was given this on my way in to work this morning:

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Sick Leave Law pamphlet, NYC

This new sick leave law, which kicks in on July 30th:

  • Applies to working more than 80 hours a year.
  • You can earn up to 40 hours a year (1 hour for every 30 hours worked). Accrual began on April 1, 2014 for existing employees.
  • Your leave will be paid if your employer has 5, or more, employees and unpaid if under 5.
  • If paid, you will receive your regular hourly rate (not less than minimum wage–$8/hr).
  • Applies to f/t, p/t, undocumented, transitional workers and family workers.

Visit the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs website to get the full details.

CEWD Summer Information Sessions

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CEWD is not taking a vacation this summer! We will be holding information sessions for our 3 workforce training programs:

At Project Riseinformation sessions are being held every Tuesday from now through August.

Kingsborough’s CUNY CareerPATH is holding information sessions for our Food and Beverage program. They will be held every Monday and Wednesday from mid-July through the beginning of September.

The Northeast Resiliency Consortium will be holding information sessions for both our Community Health Worker and Culinary Arts training programs every Monday and Wednesday from mid-July through the beginning of September.

If you’re interested in any of these programs, contact us today! Click on the “information session” links above to fill out a quick survey specific to each program. A knowledgeable representative will contact you to determine your eligibility and sign you up for an information session.

Get your future started today!

Cooperative Businesses

A story out of WNYC this morning highlights the emergence of worker cooperatives. Within these businesses, member-owners participate in democratic-style decisions that gives workers greater control over business decisions that directly effect them. According to the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, cooperative businesses “provide better working conditions and wages for typically low-wage work, and increase household wealth for low-income workers.” The New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives has a listing of 40 cooperatives in the New York City area, ranging from webdesign and production to food services, clothing shops, bookkeeping to law services. 

You can listen to WNYC’s report here: Working Without a Boss for Better Wages.