Committee on Aging

March 8, 2024

Get Involved

This is a NYC Council FY25 Preliminary Budget Hearing, and we encourage NYCETC members to tune in and/or speak up. We will be using upcoming budget hearings to elevate and advance our specific interests. Last year, our advocacy helped lead our city to restore and/or expand job training especially for in-school youth and added more than $1M to workforce development initiatives. This year, we are intensely focused on communicating the value and impact of workforce development programs and services, combatting cuts to CUNY continuing ed and literacy programs, championing human services investments and contextualized training programs, and emphasizing the linkage between workforce development and economic development.

How do I sign-up?

If you would like to sign up to testify via Zoom Web, Zoom Phone, or in person, you must submit your name at least 24 hours in advance. Written testimony may be submitted through the same link up to 72 hours after a hearing has been adjourned.

Why should my organization testify?

You have power. You have influence. As the largest city-based workforce development organization in the country, it is essential that it is our voice that is heard first, last, and loudest on the topic of workforce development. Remember: The City put forward a Blueprint mapping out its vision for the future of work and our Mayor communicated at his State of the City that he wants to hit 5,000,000 jobs by 2025. It is the members of this coalition that will be relied upon to make that vision a reality. We need investment in this budget to ensure equity, access, and #quality jobs. For our reaction to the State of the City, click here.

Planning to testify?

Please contact Stephanie Birmingham, Director of Community and Operations,

Campaigns We Support

We proudly support the following coalitions and campaigns led by our partners and peers in advocacy, and encourage you to use these resources as you prepare your testimony:

#JustPay Campaign: HSC Sample Testimony