The Manufacturers Intermediary
Apprenticeship Program (MIAP)

MACNY is proud to partner with the New York State Department of Labor and our Alliance Partners to sponsor the Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP).

What is MIAP?

MIAP supports equitable access to Registered Apprenticeship for all individuals, regardless of their work experience or academic qualifications. Across the state, MIAP supports companies in the recruitment, upskilling, and retention of new workers by acting as intermediaries to help them establish and manage New York State Registered Apprenticeship program.

The program is supported by a group of Alliance Partners that are spread out across 
8 different regions of New York State: MACNY (Central New York and the North Country), RTMA (Rochester), COI (The Hudson Valley), MAST (The Southern Tier), BNMA (Buffalo), CEG (Albany), and Ignite LI (Long Island).

How do we help companies start Registered Apprenticeship programs?

  • We help employers evaluate if Registered Apprenticeship is right for them (Hint: it is!)
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    Conduct outreach to current and potential employers.
  • We Manage relationships with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL).
  • Our goal is to ease the administrative burden of company registrations.
  • We the expertise and technical assistance to help companies establish their own Registered Apprenticeship programs.
  • Part of our role is to manage programs by establishing internal processes and coordinating work-related classes with community colleges and other outside approved education providers.
  • We act as a group sponsor (MACNY obtained the first-in-the-state approval from the New York State Department of Labor to become a “group sponsor” for advanced manufacturing).
  • We help companies access funding streams on the behalf of companies to offset the cost of managing their program.

How do we support Individuals pursuing Registered Apprenticeship?

  • We provide individuals with information and knowledge about career pathways through Registered Apprenticeship, which provides them access to a springboard career without the limits of future income.
  • We meet individuals where they are and bring them to the skill levels required to attain and keep secure and well-paying jobs.
  • We monitor apprentices’ progress toward receiving their industry-recognized credential.
  • We leverage our relationships and resources to connect individuals with companies seeking Registered Apprentices.

Want to learn more about Registered Apprenticeship?

Learn about the career opportunities available through Registered Apprenticeship.

How can your company benefit from a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

Recruit and develop a highly-skilled workforce that will help you grow your business.

"Our MIAP relationship with MACNY allows us to concentrate on running our business while MACNY ensures our apprentices' success."

John Scharr, pictured (left) with co-program manager, Paul Wiesner (right), and recent Journey Worker, Jake Wilson (middle). Including Wilson, Scharr and Wiesner have graduated three Electro-Mechanical Technician (EMT) apprentices to Journey Worker status, currently manage four others, and are in the process of registering an additional EMT and an Industrial Manufacturing Technician apprentice.

John Scharr

Maintenance Supervisor and Apprenticeship Program Manager

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registered apprentices

Meet Our Workforce Development Team

Michael Frame

Michael Frame

Senior Vice President of Workforce Development & Chief Operations Officer

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Amy Stage

Director of Apprenticeship and Workforce Development

Eileen Donovan

Eileen Donovan

Workforce Development Specialist

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Althea Strife

Apprenticeship Coordinator

Amanda Rice

Amanda Rice

Finance & Contracts Administrative Specialist

Patrick Lanagan

Patrick Langan

Workforce Development Program Manager - Military & Veteran Services

Justyna Valencia

Justyna Valencia

Workforce Development Specialist

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Laury Ferguson

Workforce Development Consultant

Martha Ponge

Martha Ponge

Workforce Development Consultant

Marissa Beck

Marissa Beck

Marketing & Communications Manager

Companies We Partner With

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