We need your help! 

There will be no recovery without training to upskill our workforce. I urge you to sign on to NYATEP’s (our state workforce association) advocacy efforts. There are three easy ways you can do it: By clicking the link and adding your name supporting the $15 million workforce package through NYATEP; by sending an e-mail to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik ( patrick.hester@mail.house.gov ), Senator Chuck Schumer ( jon_cardinal@schumer.senate.gov ) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ( christina_henderson@schumer.senate.gov ) using the template, below; and by promoting the importance of investing in workforce development through your professional or personal social media platforms using the three messages, below.

On behalf of the thousands of North Country residents presently unemployed and/or undertrained: THANK YOU!

Sylvie Nelson, Executive Director

NYATEP Federal E-Alert: Sign on to Letter to Congress by 4PM

We need your help to make workforce development a priority. Funding in the next stimulus for workforce is not a guarantee -- and with the upcoming election, odds of resources flowing to support well over 3 million New Yorkers as they strive to get back-to-work is unlikely until 2021. 

YOUR VOICE , as a constituent and workforce professional, has power. We are calling on you to reach out to Congress to request a $15 billion investment in workforce development, including funding programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that are designed to serve adults, dislocated workers and opportunity youth, as well as Wagner-Peyser, Adult Education and Family Literacy; and the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act as part of the next stimulus package. 

Millions of New Yorkers and our employer community is counting on us. Let's make this happen .

By 4PM we are asking that you:

SIGN YOUR ORGANIZATION ON to the STATEWIDE LETTER that NYATEP will send on behalf of the workforce system to New York's Congressional delegation. Ask your partners and business supporters to do so too!

EMAIL OR CALL your Congressional Rep and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand. Reach out to mmack@nyatep.org if you need help finding contact information.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE! Use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and tag your local Representative and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand using #FundWorkforceRecovery as the hashtag. Let's make it trend!

Below are images you can use, and sample social media text .