NMIC'S Employment and Training
Employment and Training mployment and Training Washington Heights and Inwood is home to one of NYC's largest concentrations of poor and unemployed people. Nearly 75% of residents speak limited or no English and over 40% of residents lack a high school diploma or GED. The unemployment rate is over 14%. With limited or no English proficiency, minimal formal job experience and skills and limited educational attainment, community residents face tremendous difficulty in obtaining employment that will provide a family-sustaining wage. To compete successfully in the labor market, basic work readiness and vocational skills training, job placement assistance and post-employment retention services are essential. Impact Each year we provide services to over 1,700 residents annually, resulting in over 500 placements. Since 2007, NMIC has partnered with Seedco and provided employment and training services to non-custodial fathers in support of their efforts to strengthen ties with their children and provide child support. NMIC has operated the Career Pathways Program since 2009, providing vocational training, employment and career advancement services to adults and young adults interested in Health Care and Building Maintenance and Weatherization occupations. Since 2007, NMIC has partnered with Consortium for Worker Education (CWE) in the Jobs to Build On initiative to improve opportunities for employment in living wage jobs for New York City residents. For more information about the program contact the Workforce Development Department at (212) 822-8357.