WPTI’s Calendar of No-Cost, Live Virtual Trainings Is Now Open

WPTI is pleased to announce our Spring 2024 calendar of no-cost live, virtual trainings, now open to all workforce development professionals – anywhere in the world! Join us for these exciting, upcoming new trainings on topics critical to effective workforce development in 2024.

Sign up today at the links below, and reserve your spot!

Applied Labor Market Intelligence
Thursday, February 15, 2024 – 1-3pm ET

During this interactive training, workforce practitioners will develop a practical understanding of how to effectively use labor market intelligence to assist their jobseekers in making informed career decisions, pursuing training opportunities, and advancing on a career path.

Apply today to WPTI’s Business Engagement Learning Lab (BELL)!

UPDATE: Applications for BELL 2024 are now due Monday, February 26 by 5pm ET. Selected organizations will be notified by 5pm ET on Wednesday, February 28.

WPTI invites eligible workforce development programs to apply to participate in our Business Engagement Learning Lab (BELL), a learning community developed in response to the emerging need for improved employer engagement strategies across the workforce development field.

WPTI’s Statement on NYC Budget Cuts

Last week, Mayor Eric Adams announced huge cuts to the New York City budget, including cuts to schools, libraries, sanitation, law enforcement, and many other essential services. Blaming the current migrant crisis for increased costs and a rapidly growing budget gap, Mayor Adams announced immediate cuts and hiring freezes, which will have a tremendously harmful impact on millions of New Yorkers, including those receiving services through the City’s workforce development system.

WPTI Announces New CEO – Sherazade Langlade-Hunter

Following a competitive national search, the Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the hiring of Sherazade Langlade-Hunter as the new Chief Executive Officer for Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), effective August 28, 2023.

Colin H. Mincy, Board Chair for WPTI, shared his great enthusiasm that Sherazade Langlade-Hunter is the right leader at the right time to lead WPTI, saying, “The Board and I could not be more confident in the future of WPTI given the dedicated and talented team of practitioners already assembled and Sherazade as our new leader.

A Recap of WPTI’s December 9 Briefing on COVID-19’s Impact on Frontline Workforce Professionals

On Thursday, December 9, WPTI hosted a briefing in conjunction with the release of our most recent Voices from the Frontline repot, Navigating Uncertain Waters: NYC Workforce Professionals in the Age of COVID-19. The session featured an exploration of the report’s findings, as well as a panel discussion with leaders and practitioners from across New York City’s workforce development community, and a presentation by, Evelyn Ortiz, Deputy Director of the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) on the Statewide Workforce Equity Analysis Tool (SWEAT), NYATEP’s brand new survey of workforce development boards and other workforce leaders focused on issues of racial equity and inclusion at the highest levels of workforce organizations across the state.

An Introduction to WPTI’s Digital Transformation Initiative

“Revolutions bring disruptions and disruptions bring opportunities.”

― Nicky Verd, author of Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – sped up by 18 months of roiling labor markets and COVID restrictions that have forced wholescale rethinking of how companies operate – has arrived with a vengeance.

WPTI Hosts Briefing on Digital Transformation

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, following the release of our most recent report, Post-Covid Workforce Development: A Digital Transformation and What It Means for Workforce Professionals, Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI) hosted a briefing on digital transformation in the workforce development field, including findings from our recent report and updates and perspectives from the field, both locally and nationally.