YouthWorks is seeking candidates for an internship position. For more information, click here: YW-Front Desk JA
Richmond Rent Program Community Education Workshops
Community Education Workshop – Tenant Focused
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street
Community Education Workshop – Landlord Focused
Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Richmond Auditorium, Bermuda Room, 403 Civic Center Plaza
The City of Richmond is hosting a series of community education workshops to educate the community about the Rent Program and the Richmond Fair Rent, Just Cause for Eviction, and Homeowner Protection Ordinance.
- Assistance with 2017 Annual General Adjustment (AGA)
- Explore resources for Tenants and Landlords
- Both meetings are open to all
Richmond Build is offering free HAZMAT and construction classes to all Richmond and San Pablo residents.
Get trained and certified!
Prepare yourself for upcoming employment opportunities on the Solar One Project, the Chevron Modernization Project, and more!
June 19, 2017
To all YMCA Members,
The YMCA of the East Bay and the YMCA of the Central Bay Area are excited to announce our partnership to form a single YMCA to serve all of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The new YMCA of the East Bay will officially launch on July 1, 2017. Don Lau, the current Interim President/CEO of the YMCA of the East Bay will retire at the end of June. Fran Gallati, the current President/CEO of the YMCA of the Central Bay Area, will serve as the President/CEO for the new YMCA of the East Bay.
Both YMCAs have deep roots and a strong presence in the communities we serve. By combining our resources, we will be able to deepen our impact and expand services for our members. The new YMCA of the East Bay will focus on four core service areas: healthy living for all through membership and beyond, expanded impact with birth to five early childhood education in underserved communities, quality out of school time, outdoor enrichment and overnight camping. The demand for programs and services for children and families in the East Bay has never been greater and the new YMCA will now be in a position to harness the combined fiscal, staff and volunteer resources to better meet the needs of our community.
The Y remains committed to serving our members and strengthening the foundations of our communities through our focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. We expect our programs and services to be enhanced through the partnership by providing a more consistent member experience. Active full facility members will have access to our fitness locations across the East Bay as well as more than 35 facilities throughout the Bay Area. Visit ymcaeastbay.org/MyY for a list of Bay Area Ys and amenities.
We thank you for your continued membership as we come together to improve the quality of life for all in the East Bay.
Don Lau, Interim President/CEO YMCA of the East Bay | Fran Gallati, President/CEO YMCA of the Central Bay Area
Recruiting a Research Assistant/Program Manager for
The E2e Project
The E2e Project (E2e) seeks a research assistant/program manager to provide support for research and outreach efforts. E2e’s mission is to bring rigorous, evidence-based analysis to solve one of the most perplexing energy puzzles of our time – the efficiency gap. E2e supports state-of-the-art research, including randomized control trials, informed by empirical economists, engineers, and behavioral social scientists in order to advise public policymakers, business owners, investors, consumers, and other stakeholders on cost-effective energy-efficiency programs and investments. E2e also engages in outreach to policy makers and industry to communicate research results and improve our understanding of how consumers use energy. E2e is supported by a generous grant from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This is a two-year position with the possibility of one or more extensions, and is located in Berkeley, California.
Assist the E2e leadership in the management and implementation of the activities for The E2e Project. The full-time research assistant/program manager will be responsible for facilitating the community-building and capacity-building research activities of E2e. This will include:
- Contribute to E2e’s expansion and outreach strategies
- Provide research support on energy efficiency evaluation studies
- Support activities that facilitate original research including grant proposal writing, creating “matches” between academics and research ideas and/or funding sources, and translating academic papers into digestible non-technical material for industry and stakeholders.
- Create an inventory of available datasets related to energy efficiency
- Oversee the implementation of the evaluations. That includes submitting IRB protocols, filing of pre-analysis plans, and creating implementation plans.
- Train and oversee E2e research assistants
- Provide expertise in negotiating data-sharing agreements with utilities and other sources of relevant data
- Engage in outreach efforts to identify potential partners for data sharing arrangements and potential field experiments
- Maintain relationships with strategic partners
- Engage with state energy program administrators to improve measurement and verification of energy policies and programs
- Strong analytical/problem-solving skills.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and influence, both verbally and in writing.
- Small to mid-level project management skills.
- Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
- Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
- Excellent supervisory and organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Skill in coordinating activities, evaluating data, establishing priorities.
- Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions independently.
- Excellent computer skills, including one or more data management programs such as SAS or Stata
- Economic or scientific educational experience
- Related experience working with government agencies and/or the energy sector, particularly on energy efficiency issues, is an asset.
Master’s degree in related area preferred but not required. Bachelor’s degree in related area required.
Salary & Benefits
The salary will be commensurate with experience plus benefits.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Go to jobs.berkeley.edu and click on “job listings”. Select either internal or external applicant and once in search for position number 23143. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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The Honorable Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Chair,
Assembly Appropriations Committee California State Capitol, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Chairwoman Gonzalez Fletcher:
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association and the organizations listed below strongly SUPPORT AB 445 (Cunningham, O’Donnell) to provide longer term funding for high-quality K-12 career technical education (CTE) programs. As amended on March 29, AB 445 extends the sunset date on the CTE Incentive Grant (CTEIG) for three additional years at $300 million annually, thereby continuing support for school districts to maintain and expand their technical training programs.
High-quality CTE programs, informed by labor market data and aligned to industry needs, provide all students with the skills necessary to compete for high-skilled jobs available today and in the future. These programs teach critical thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creative problem solving and work readiness tools – all of which are highly desirable skill sets in an innovation economy.
Governor Brown established the CTEIG as part of the 2015-16 Budget to offer school districts additional support for training programs during their early transition into LCFF with the belief that districts would ultimately fund these programs in the out years. However, the historical decline of CTE programs when not supported by targeted funding emphasizes the need for continued dedicated support to maintain these programs.
The demand for middle skills jobs is further driving the need for trained workers in all California industries. Middle skills jobs are those that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree and often require a higher level of technical skills training. These jobs can be found in all industries, including culinary arts, allied health, information technology, advanced manufacturing, construction, agriculture and administrative and professional services. According to a National Skills Coalition, middle skills jobs account for 50 percent of California jobs and will continue to make up a majority of the state’s labor market demand in the future. However, only 39 percent of workers are trained to the skill level required to compete for these positions.
In order to compete for these livable wage jobs, students need access and exposure to high-quality training that is aligned to in-demand employment opportunities early in their educational career. AB 445 not only continues funding to ensure CTE courses and programs are offered in a consistent and robust manner, it also promotes high value programs by maintaining the quality indicators and accountability system contained in the original CTEIG proposal that the Legislature overwhelmingly supported. Continued investment in the CTEIG also builds on past financial workforce investments to ensure that the facilities, machinery, teachers and know-how are not lost.
We must continue to make workforce development a priority in California and make significant investments in training programs that will prepare many more California residents for better more plentiful middle skilled jobs and careers.
For these reasons, we SUPPORT AB 445 and request your “aye” vote when the bill comes before you for consideration.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
African American Farmers of California
Agricultural Council of California
Associated Builders and Contractors-San Diego Chapter
Associated General Contractors
Auto Care Association
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
California Association of Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors California Automotive Wholesalers Association
California Business Properties Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Construction and Industrial Materials Association California Correctional Peace Officers Association
California Cotton Ginner and Growers Association, Inc.
Chemical Industry Council of California
California League of Food Processors
Computing Technology Industry Association
Council of Industries of West Contra Costa County
Family Business Association of California
Far West Equipment Dealers Association
Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
Hesperia Chamber of Commerce
Inland Empire Economic Partnership
National Federation of Independent Business
Nisei Farmers League
North Orange County Chamber of Commerce
Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium
Orange County Business Council
Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce
San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
Southern California Leadership Council
Southwest California Legislative Council
Torrance Chamber of Commerce
Tulare Chamber of Commerce
Vacaville Chamber of Commerce
Western Agricultural Processors Association
Western Electrical Contractors Association
Western Plant Health Association
Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce
The Honorable Jordan Cunningham
The Honorable Patrick O’Donnell
Members, Assembly Appropriations Committee
Jennifer Johnson, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Office of the Governor Daisy Gonzales, Consultant, Assembly Appropriations Committee Jared Yoshiki, Consultant, Assembly Republican Caucus
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