WHO WE ARE
- A trusted, non-partisan voice called on by state leaders, elected officials, the Federal Reserve, and Congress to communicate the needs and value of the workforce system
- Advocacy and direct lobbying on Federal and State workforce issues with elected officials and the business community
- Federal & State E-Alerts that take complex legislative or budget issues, and digest them for easy analysis
- Policy calls and webinars to keep members up-to-date on political and budgetary issues
- National policy coordination with fellow State Associations, National Skills Coalition and leading think tanks
- The latest news via the bi-weekly Workforce Buzz, reaching thousands of subscribers
- Captivating conversations with experts and workforce influencers on The Future Works podcast
- Building the technical skills and competencies of workforce providers through Level Up NY
training initiatives, which provide low-cost, high quality competency building
- Member networking and learning through annual statewide conferences and regional happy hours
- Greg Newton Leadership Fellowship to grow emerging leaders
- Customized training, Federal WIOA technical assistance and consulting services
- Annually produce training for 30 professionals to be effective advocates influencing the Federal, State and New York City policymakers. Over 200 alumni of the NYATEP Workforce Policy and Advocacy Academy.
- Provide Annual State of Workforce Report, bringing together cutting-edge labor market analysis and workforce intelligence to inform the direction of workforce development across New York State.
- Annual investment in pilot projects to produce an evidence base for the field. Past projects have included apprenticeship, economic and workforce development alignment and place-based workforce collaboratives.
- Produce state of the art reports
NYATEP’s primary audience are dues-paying members and their partners, which include the State’s 33 local workforce development boards who oversee and coordinate over $300M of federal workforce funding, the State and City community college systems, literacy providers, community-based organizations, local governments, labor unions, economic development agencies, and career and technical education providers, among others. Collectively, our membership through their educational, employment training and social supportive services impact the lives of over one million New Yorkers who are predominantly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Board of Directors 2021-2022
Western NY Regional Representative
Executive Director, Chautauqua Workforce Board (Jamestown)
Michael De Vito, Jr.
Executive Director of External Affairs, NYCID
Executive Director of the Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement at Niagara University