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 Annual Fundraiser – Women & the Workforce: Rising to Meet the Moment

Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) cordially invites you to its annual fundraiser reception celebrating:


Women & the Workforce: Rising to Meet the Moment

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Registration: 6:00pm
Reception: 6:30-8:30pm 
CUNY School of Professional Studies
119 West 31st Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York City
Join us as we highlight the pivotal role of women, particularly women of color, in the post-pandemic revitalization of New York City’s workforce.

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.

WPTI Launches 2021-22 Cohort of Workforce Systems Leadership Program

WPTI is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021-22 cohort of the Workforce Systems Leadership Program (WSLP), the third cohort of WPTI’s signature leadership development program, operated in partnership with Coro New York. WSLP recruits a diverse group of emerging senior leaders and change makers from across the field, representing government, community-based organizations, secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, and the private sector.

WPTI Completes First Cohort of Business Engagement Learning Lab

The COVID downturn set off alarm bells among job developers.  WPTI responded with a BELL of its own.

With the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, WPTI launched the first cohort of the Business Engagement Learning Lab (BELL) in April 2021.  Successor to WPTI’s longstanding Job Developer Learning Group, the four-month BELL initiative sharpened the focus on employer engagement at a time of significantly heightened competition for jobs.