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File #: Int 0709-2015    Version: Name: Workforce development.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Youth Services
On agenda: 3/11/2015
Enactment date: 7/22/2017 Law number: 2017/113
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a disconnected youth workforce development program
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Margaret S. Chin, Brad S. Lander, Ben Kallos, Carlos Menchaca, Annabel Palma, Darlene Mealy, Laurie A. Cumbo
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would establish a disconnected youth workforce development program in the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) for youth aged 18 to 24. The program will be designed to provide services that include, but are not limited to, education, job training, financial literacy, entrepreneurial skills training, and follow-up services for at least 12 months. The Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) will assist SBS in formulating and implementing the program. Other agencies that will be involved in the program’s development will include the Department of Education, the Human Resources Administration, the Mayor’s Office, and community based organizations.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 709-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 709, 4. Int. No. 709 - 3/11/15, 5. March 11, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 11/22/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/22/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/22/16, 9. Committee Report 5/30/17, 10. Hearing Testimony 5/30/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 5/30/17, 12. Proposed Int. No. 709-A - 6/22/17, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. June 6, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. June 15, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 16. June 21, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 17. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-6-17, 18. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-15-17, 19. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-17, 20. Int. No. 709-A (FINAL), 21. Letter to Mayor, 22. Local Law 113, 23. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 6, 2017, 24. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of June 6, 2017 held on June 21, 2017, 25. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
7/22/2017AMathieu Eugene Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017AMathieu Eugene City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/2017AMathieu Eugene City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/15/2017AMathieu Eugene City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2017AMathieu Eugene City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Youth Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Youth Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017AMathieu Eugene Committee on Youth Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2016*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Youth Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/2016*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Youth Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/20/2016*Mathieu Eugene City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Mathieu Eugene City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2015*Mathieu Eugene City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 709-A

 

By Council Members Eugene, Chin, Lander, Kallos, Menchaca, Palma, Mealy and Cumbo

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to a disconnected youth workforce development program

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

                     Section 1. Chapter 56 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 1308 to read as follows:

                     § 1308  Youth workforce development.  a. For the purposes of this section:

                      Disconnected youth. The term “disconnected youth”  means youth between the ages of 18 and 24 years, who are neither attending school nor employed.

                     b. The department shall administer a workforce development program for disconnected youth. The commissioner shall administer the provisions of this section to develop programs in consultation with the department of youth and community development to:

                     1. Identify obstacles impacting disconnected youth who seek the department’s youth workforce development services, including but not limited to, issues related to transportation, child care, housing, health care and substance abuse, criminal justice, and language and cultural barriers;

                     2. Ensure that disconnected youth are connected with city agencies or community based organizations that will enable them to address those obstacles; 

                     3. Develop and implement or connect disconnected youth with education programs that will encourage disconnected youth to explore opportunities to pursue a college degree or a technical or vocational career education;

                     4. Develop and implement a job training program, based on career progression, that offers sector based training for high growth industries including, but not limited to, construction, transportation, technology, industrial/manufacturing, and health care;

                     5. Connect disconnected youth with financial literacy education resources offered through the city’s agencies and community based organizations;

                     6. Provide entrepreneurial skills training;

                     7.  Connect disconnected youth with on-going follow-up services, such as adult mentoring, work-related peer support groups, additional education or career pathway development training, for at least 12 months after they complete the job training program and/or are connected to employment opportunities; 

                     8.  Provide information regarding the complete array of services offered by the department; and

                     9.  Make available labor market and employment information about New York city’s high demand industry sectors or occupations obtained from state or federal government agencies, as appropriate.

                     c. The department, with the assistance of the department of youth and community development, shall coordinate with the appropriate agencies, including but not limited to, the human resources administration, the department of education, the mayor’s office, and community based organizations, to implement the provisions of this section. 

                     § 2. This local law shall take effect immediately upon enactment.

 

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