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:

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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.

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.