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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:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • IT/Cybersecurity/Artificial Intelligence
  • Other sectors outside of construction (culinary trades, childcare assistant, etc.)

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.

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?

Employers

  • Workforce has a genuine interest in your industry
  • Higher productivity, employee retention rates and substantial returns on investment
  • Funding available to offset training costs
  • Tax incentives & additional funding available through NYSDOL

Students/Apprentices

  • 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.

Parents

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

  • Apprenticeships are for everyone!
  • Your child will receive a Journeyworker certificate while earning credits towards a certificate/college degree and have little to no student loan debt.
  • Your child will earn a wage as they receive real work experience in an environment where they can establish and advance in a career.

Contact Us

James Willey,  Coordinator of
Workforce Development —
SUNY Apprenticeship Program
Email: jwilley@mvcc.edu
Phone: 315-792-5538

Matt Maloy, Coordinator of
Workforce Development — NYCAN
Email: mmaloy@mvcc.edu
Phone: (315) 792-5381

Jon Velletto, Coordinator of
Workforce Development — 
SUNY Apprenticeship Program
Email: jvelletto@mvcc.edu
Phone: 315-792-5384

In partnership with:

SUNY Apprenticeship

NYS Department of Labor