What We Do—The NY Jobs CEO Council is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide access to high-potential jobs for 100,000 low-income New Yorkers, especially for Black, LatinX and Asian communities, including 25,000 from the City University of New York (CUNY).
We will achieve our goals by:
- Active collaboration between education and business
- Better student preparation for the future of work
- Changes in company recruitment and hiring practices
Our Initiatives in 2021:
Launching EverUp Micro-Credentials at CUNY. EverUp Micro-Credentials are 100-hour online intensives certifying CUNY students in skills and competencies.
- Micro-credentials are co-designed by CUNY faculty and content experts from Jobs Council companies based on internship job specifications.
- Successful completers build and apply in-demand skills needed to land jobs and internships.
Providing Micro-Credential Completer Benefits. Successful micro-credential completers receive a suite of exclusive benefits that give them a competitive career boost. Benefits include:
- Invites to “An Insider’s View of Getting an Internship” info sessions hosted by Jobs Council company recruiters
- Networking opportunities with Jobs Council company professionals
- Professional skills events
- LinkedIn badge
- Resume boost
Creating Apprenticeship-Based AAS Degrees. Jobs Council companies are partnering with CUNY community colleges to redesign Associate of Applied Science degrees with embedded, credit-bearing apprenticeships.
- Apprenticeship-Based AAS Degrees will prepare students with the skills to succeed in targeted, high-potential, entry-level jobs.
Increasing the number of CUNY students in internships. Internships are key pathways to high-potential jobs. Our 2021 goals at Jobs Council companies are to:
- Increase internship cohorts
- Reserve internship spots for CUNY students
- Create off-cycle internships for CUNY students