Dear Friends and Supporters,

For nearly ten years, the New York City Council has funded the Consortium for Worker Education's Jobs to Build On (JtBO) and Worker Service Center (WSC) programs. This funding empowers more than 40 community-based organizations to provide workforce training and placement programs for unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers. Through these programs, CWE has placed 15,000 New Yorkers in new careers. Please read on for the latest news from the Consortium for Worker Education.



Job Training Program a Hit at Queens Libraries


Earlier this summer, CWE launched a new job training program at Queens Library branches, in partnership with the library and local community organizations. Dozens of local residents are completing the first stage of the program this week – basic job readiness workshops.
Next, they will be paired with one of three local community organizations, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, Urban Upbound, and Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee, for more specific job training, case management, and job placement. 
Soon, the next class of neighborhood residents will begin the program and get on the path toward a good job.
Watch NY1’s story about the new program here.

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City Council Reinvests in Jobs to Build On and Worker Service Centers the City budget approved last month, the City Council increased funding for the Jobs to Build On and Worker Service Center programs, ensuring that these programs stay strong and reach even more New York workers.
At a time when the city’s economy is rebounding, many New Yorkers still can’t find a good job because they lack the skills or support. The Consortium for Worker Education programs were created to get these workers ready for careers.
Jobs to Build On has matured in the years since its creation, thanks to dedicated funding and support from the City Council. JtBO has built a strong network of community-based organizations that touch every neighborhood of the city. When one organization is not the right fit for an aspiring worker, they are referred to another JtBO partner. By knitting together these institutions into a citywide program, Jobs to Build On creates more opportunities for New Yorkers.