What is the SUNY Apprenticeship Program?
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), coordinate activities to expand registered apprenticeships in NY with a focus on engaging employers to secure paid registered apprenticeships in high-skilled, high demand and competitive wage occupations in Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT/Cybersecurity/Artificial Intelligence and other sectors outside of the construction trades.
Our goal at SUNY Broome is to develop and help apprenticeship programs succeed in our region. This grant allows us to monetarily aid employers with the related instruction part of an apprenticeship. This fund can be accessed by every SUNY community college to help apprenticeship programs in our specific areas.
How Apprenticeship Works
Courtesy of Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
Who can participate in the SUNY Apprenticeship Program?
Companies in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, information technology and more. We can help you determine if your company fits under one of these categories. See a list of approved trades from the New York State Department of Labor.
How does this program benefit your company?
You will be eligible to get the related instruction portion of an apprenticeship partly/fully covered if your company has a registered apprenticeship through the NYSDOL. We will also assist you in establishing a registered apprenticeship through NYSDOL. Funding is available for pre-apprenticeships to get interested candidates prepared to enter an apprenticeship program.
Why choose an apprenticeship?
- 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
- Cover a portion of Related Instruction tuition costs for Registered Apprentices from your company studying at a SUNY college.
- Reimburse a SUNY college for a portion of training for Pre-Apprentices to prepare them to work in your business.
- Cover a portion of the cost to assess Registered Apprentices’ assessment conducted by a SUNY college for hybrid and competency programs.
- Reimburse advanced manufacturing employers with 50 or fewer employees for a portion of a Registered Apprentice’s wages during On the Job Training (OJT).
Additional state tax incentives include:
- Provides tax incentives to certified New York State Registered Apprenticeship sponsors for hiring newly qualified Registered Apprentices.
- Offsets costs incurred by employer sponsors who employ Registered Apprentices.
Apprenticeship Expansion Grant (pdf) (AEG)
- Provides funding to cover costs associated with training apprentices to certified New York State Registered Apprenticeship sponsors.
- Reimburses costs including Related Instruction, OJT, books and tools.
Why choose an apprenticeship?
- No/little student loan debt upon graduation.
- You get paid as you work and learn.
- You broaden your skill sets and receive real life work experience.
- You will receive a certificate/college degree that is transferable and recognized all across the U.S.
- Are you 18 years old or older? (no maximum age limit)
- Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
If you are looking to start an apprenticeship, these are the main requirements to begin your career. Of course you need to have a strong work ethic, but most importantly a willingness and desire to learn and work in the trade you choose.
After you decide that apprenticeship is right for you, you should consider the following:
- Search NY’s Job Bank. We list all apprenticeship openings in the Job Bank
- Respond to a press release. Large sponsors that hold a public recruitment will announce this in a press release
- Contact an organization in your area that trains through apprenticeship
- Find an employer in your occupational field who might be interested in training through apprenticeship
Only apprenticeship programs officially registered with the New York State Department of Labor are recognized nationally. Only these programs can offer a Certificate of Completion to the apprentice at the conclusion of the approved training.
Director of Workforce Development
+1 (607) 778-5203