Job Developers Learning Group 2020

Job Developers Learning Group 2020

With support from The Pinkerton Foundation, we are pleased to announce the sixth cohort of the Job Developers Learning Group(JDLG). The JDLG is a rigorous cohort-based training program designed to equip and empower job developers with skills that best meet the needs of employer partners and program participants. Represented in this cohort are 36 frontline workforce development practitioners from 28 organizations that provide direct service to youth and adult jobseekers across NYC’s five boroughs. This cohort joins 190 practitioners who are successfully applying lessons learned from this program to their work in the field.

About the JDLG

Frontline workforce development practitioners are offered an unparalleled opportunity to develop peer-to-peer networks and gain the competencies necessary to become stronger job developers. JDLG cohort members will also work towards increasing their employment and internship opportunities for job seekers, by learning how to engage employers and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships within the New York City community. Cohort members will develop the following competencies in the program:

  • Recruiting businesses/employers of all sizes
  • Using Labor Market Intelligence (LMI)
  • Developing relationships and maintaining employer contacts
  • Creating opportunities for initial positions and those for career ladders
  • Making sales presentations to businesses in order to teach, inform, or persuade
  • Customizing services to meet the needs of different employers and specific sectors

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