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NYCETC Youth Workforce Round Table
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join New York City Employment and Training Coalition for its next roundtable event.
Last Thursday, NYCETC brought together 15 member organizations that provide a wide variety of tech training programs across the city. Members discussed the roles, credentials and career pathways within the two main areas of tech careers: development and infrastructure. Providers in both parts of the field agreed that career and professional development are vital to clients’ success, such as training on the language and culture of the tech field; blogs and trends to follow to maintain up to date knowledge; customer service; and team communication and problem solving. Members discussed the impact of the gig economy and the importance of contract based work, especially for individuals who are building out their experience and resume during their first few years. While project based work can be precarious in terms of earned income and access to benefits and supports, it does enable for a greater access to opportunities that help individuals that are trying to enter the tech field build up a portfolio that can be leveraged to secure a permanent position or more lucrative projects.
Thank you to Grow with Google for hosting us and the members that came to network and share their knowledge: Per Scholas, DC37, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, The Knowledge House, Urban Upbound, The Fortune Society, Fedcap, LaGuardia Community College, P-TECH 9-14 Early College High Schools, St. Nicks Alliance, NPower, WOS, KindWork, Queens Library, Mandy Braun and Leslie Solomon.
Roundtables are open only to NYCETC members who run programs in the targeted sector, population or model. Members can RSVP by completing this registration form.
Roundtables will bring together Coalition members to share their concerns, needs, and ideas with us and each other, and to develop shared plans around collective advocacy. You can see all member roundtables scheduled for 2019 by visiting the calendar on the NYCETC website.