New York City Employment and Training Coalition
The Coalition is one of the leading workforce development organizations in New York City consisting of more than 200 highly diverse members who annually provide training, education, and job placement services to over 200,000 New Yorkers including welfare recipients, unemployed workers, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, immigrants, homeless, elderly, mentally and physically disabled persons, and people who are HIV positive. The Coalition is the only citywide association exclusively focused on workforce development issues, and is one of only a handful nationwide.
Since 1997, the Coalition has advocated for the development of welfare-to-work and workforce development policies that enable poor and low income New Yorkers to access family-sustaining jobs. The Coalition also helps build the capacity of member organizations through (i) staff training; (ii) labor market, funding, legislative and best practice research; and (iii) assistance in managing program changes necessitated by reauthorization of the 1996 welfare reform law, the 1997 Workforce Investment Act, and new City workforce development policies.