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What is the SUNY Apprenticeship Program?

A grant received by Mohawk Valley Community College through the State University of New York (SUNY), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) and the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to expand Registered Apprenticeships (RA) in New York.

The focus is to engage employers to participate in the NYSDOL RA program and provide funding to train and retain their workforce.

Qualifying sectors:

Our goal

To develop and help apprenticeship programs succeed in New York State. This grant allows us to monetarily aid employers by paying for the education of the apprentice. The funds can be accessed by every SUNY community college in order to help apprenticeship programs in their specific region.

Who can participate in the SUNY Apprenticeship Program?

Nearly every company in NYS outside of the construction trades can benefit from the funding. Many trades already exist and new trades can be created to fit specific needs.

Trouble Hiring? Build your skilled workforce with an apprenticeship program.

Companies in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, IT/cybersecurity/artificial intelligence, and other sectors outside of the construction trades. 

Learn more about Employer Participation

Are you 18 years old or older? Finishing your high school degree/equivalent or an older adult looking to start an apprenticeship?

  • No/little student loan debt upon completion.
  • Get paid as you work and learn.
  • Broaden your skill sets and receive real life work experience.
  • Receive a certificate/college degree that is transferable and recognized all across the U.S.

Learn more about Student Participation

Any SUNY community college is able to receive funds from the apprenticeship program.

Learn more about College Participation


What is an apprenticeship?

Courtesy of Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship

Why choose an apprenticeship?




Learn why an apprenticeship is a viable option for your children.

Contact Us

Franca Armstrong, Executive Director,
Apprenticeship Programs
Email: farmstrong@mvcc.edu
Phone: 315-794-7670

Sara Heinrich,  Coordinator of
Workforce Development —
SUNY Apprenticeship Program
Email: sheinrich@mvcc.edu
Phone: 315-792-5538

Morgan Roller, Coordinator of Workforce Development
Email: mroller@mvcc.edu
Phone: (315) 792-5384

Qamar Fahmi, Coordinator of Workforce Development
Email: qfahmi@mvcc.edu
Phone: (315) 792-5381

In partnership with:

SUNY Apprenticeship

NYS Department of Labor