Statewide Workforce Equity Analysis Tool (SWEAT)


How hard are we really working to make our workplaces more diverse, equitable, and inclusive?

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Scan Closes at 3pm on March 4, 2022










As New York rebuilds its economy to thrive, the strategy must include a diverse, inclusive, and equitable approach that requires participation across sectors and organizational levels. The NYS workforce system is one of the largest in the country. Each year it serves over a million New Yorkers who predominantly identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) with roughly over a billion dollars invested via federal, state, and local funds.


The workforce system plays a central role in working to dismantle racism by providing BIPOC populations with the skills needed to access quality employment and economic mobility. Leaders of the workforce system must model the change that is needed to move both the field and the larger business community forward.


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Ensuring We All Move Forward Together

Throughout the past year, NYATEP has been working alongside an Advisory Committee made up of Executive Workforce Leaders of Color across New York State to understand how to elevate Leaders of Color and address the inequities that the workforce system internally perpetuates.  Through these discussions we learned that no detailed baseline data currently exists that demonstrates what Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts are underway within the workforce development sector.

Thanks to the generous support of the Workforce Development Institute and the strategic partnership with Tangible Development, NYATEP developed the Statewide Workforce Equity Analysis Tool (SWEAT) scan to quantify our efforts and the gaps that exist. 


The goal of the SWEAT scan is to develop a baseline of data for New York State that will identify the:
  • Number of Leaders of Color throughout the statewide workforce development system 
  • Racial, ethnic, and gender identities of local Workforce Development Boards,  Community Based Organizations and other service providers. 
  • The number of individuals who have engaged in leadership training and the types of training they have received and have access to
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion practices that have been put into place



Who Should Fill Out the SWEAT Scan?

  • Community Based Organizations, employers, labor unions, higher education institutions, BOCES, & other NYS service providers in the workforce sector who engage in job training, education, and employment services. 
  •  One point person (such as a CEO or HR Director) should be appointed to gather information and input data into the survey

Frequently Asked Questions

The SWEAT Scan Team

Since its inception, NYATEP has worked to increase access and equity within the labor market by supporting the organizations that equip New York’s most vulnerable populations with the skills needed to obtain quality employment; to directly support providers on the ground, working to keep up with the daily demands of the rapidly changing labor market; and to fight for policies and funding streams that create pathways for economic mobility for all New Yorkers.
The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is a statewide non-profit that works to grow and keep good jobs in NYS. They facilitate projects that build workforce skills and strengthen employers’ ability to hire, promote, and retain workers. Their work often fills gaps not covered by other organizations and is accomplished through partnerships and collaborations with businesses, unions, other non-profits, educational institutions, and government.
Tangible Development, a diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting firm headquartered in Latham, NY, brings global insight and over 50 years of combined experience developing tangible outcomes for clients advancing DEI work. Tangible Development's methodical and developmental approach is uniquely positioned to ensure NYATEP gathers the most useful data possible while maintaining the confidentiality of survey participants’ responses around the crucial and challenging topic of addressing equity in our workplaces.

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