A Pinkerton Foundation and NYC Administration for Children’s Services-funded program offering mentored internships to young adults aging out of New York City’s foster care system shows real promise for improving these young adults’ career prospects and lives, per a new report released by Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), a leading New York City-based workforce development intermediary that strengthens the city’s workforce development system by providing training and professional development services to job training and education professionals, capacity building and consulting services to workforce development programs and organizations, and systems building support to the citywide workforce ecosystem.
WPTI Releases New Report on Mentored Internships for NYC Youth Aging Out of Foster Care System, with Briefing to Take Place on Friday, March 24
An Announcement from the Board of Directors : WPTI CEO Sharon Sewell-Fairman is Moving On
Dear Colleagues and Supporters of WPTI,
With bittersweet emotions, the Board of Directors of the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) announces that our CEO, Sharon Sewell-Fairman, is stepping down on March 3, 2023 after 13 years with the organization.
WPTI, Center for NYC Affairs, and NYCETC Release Report on NYC’s Covid-19 Era Labor Market
We are pleased to announce the release of NYC’s Unsettled Covid-19 Era Labor Market: The Case for an Active Labor Market Policy, developed partnership with the Center for NYC Affairs at the New School and the NYC Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC), and authored by James A. Parrott and L.K. Moe.
WPTI Announces New Trainings for 2023, Available at No Cost to Workforce Providers!
Back by popular demand, and with the generous support of the Altman Foundation, WPTI is pleased to offer several new live, virtual trainings, open to workforce development practitioners and leaders at no cost to you!
Due to high demand, we encourage you to reserve your seat(s) today.
WPTI Shares Insights into Nonprofit Staff Hiring & Retention at Staten Island Conference
On Thursday, October 27th, Dan Salemson, WPTI’s Managing Director of Digital Learning & Training, appeared as a guest panelist at Nonprofit Staten Island’s 10th Annual Staten Island Nonprofit Conference, 2022 & Beyond: Building Nonprofit Capacity & Resilience.
WPTI, NYC Employment and Training Coalition, and Center for NYC Affairs Release New Report – “New York City’s Workforce Landscape”
As New York City emerges from the economic crisis that occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City looks to the workforce development ecosystem, and workforce development providers, as we pursue a full and equitable economic recovery.
About Last Week’s Celebration of Women and the Workforce – THANK YOU!
Women, especially women of color, form the backbone of New York City’s workforce development community. To recognize and celebrate their vital contribution to creating pathways out of generational poverty for thousands of New Yorkers, over 60 attendees joined WPTI for our first in-person event in almost three years – Women and the Workforce: Rising to Meet the Moment – on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
As WPTI’s own research documented in 2012 and 2020, women constitute nearly 7-in-10 of all frontline practitioners across New York City’s 200+ workforce development programs.
WPTI Featured in MIP University Newsletter
Since 2017, WPTI has led the Mentored Internship Program (MIP), a Pinkerton Foundation-funded initiative focused on providing 12-week mentored internships and career exposure for young adults aging out of foster care. This population faces unique challenges, and often requires additional support to effectively transition to adulthood, including college and/or career.
More. Better. Faster. Cheaper.: WPTI Launches 10-month Digital Transformation Learning Community for NYC Workforce Development Organizations
Machines and computers have been transforming the modern workplace for decades. The pandemic supercharged this transformation over the past two years.
In response, Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) has launched the inaugural cohort of our Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) Learning Community.
WPTI Welcomes New Board Chair, Colin Mincy of Human Rights Watch
Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Mincy, Chief People Officer at Human Rights Watch, as our new Board Chair. Colin is a global HR, talent and work culture thought leader who became Human Rights Watch’s inaugural Chief People Officer in 2019, when the organization elevated the role to demonstrate its commitment to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and to ensure a resilient and thriving staff that reflect the organization’s global role, identity, and mandate.