Apprenticeship Program Alliance Partners

The partners listed below represent 8 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).

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MACNY currently sponsors over 15 of the most desired trades in Central New York and the North Country. We work closely with the New York State Department of Labor in to place skilled Registered Apprentices with small and medium sized businesses. This helps bolster the manufacturing industry, which is currently experiencing a skills gap. If left unaddressed, this could lead to over 2 million jobs going unfulfilled in the next 10 years.

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST) is proud to partner with the NYS Apprentice Program and our partners within the Manufacturers Alliance of New York State. Manufacturing is experiencing a serious skills gap. MAST focuses on three initiatives that seek to build the talent pipeline of the Southern Tier of Western New York. MAST initiated and oversees a program called Dream It Do It which encourages students in middle school and high school to consider manufacturing careers. Dream It Do It works with teachers, counselors and school administrators to introduce them to manufacturing and inform them of manufacturing careers.

MAST has partnered with the TALLO platform to build a network with students and connect them to companies, post-secondary training/education and scholarship opportunities. And MAST partners with the NYS Apprentice Program and the Manufacturers Alliance to present the Manufacturing Intermediary Apprentice Program to manufacturers in the region.

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is dedicated to driving economic growth in New York’s eight-county, 1.1-million-person Capital Region. As the nonprofit regional economic development organization, CEG does this by attracting investment and talent; growing manufacturing and workforce capabilities, leveraging industry clusters, and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Anchored by New York’s capital city of Albany, the region includes Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia, Greene, Warren, and Washington Counties. 

Registered apprenticeship is a tool to prepare our workforce for tomorrow while meeting the challenges of today. These programs provide structured training and support from the CEG team to help guide you in program development and maintenance. CEG sponsors trades in advanced manufacturing, information technology, and brewing and distilling.

The Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA) represents the voice of small to mid-sized manufactures in the Western New York region. The BNMA is committed to supporting manufacturers’ needs related to the smooth operation of their everyday business. 

Manufacturing employees account for over 17% of all income earned in Erie and Niagara Counties. The greatest challenge faced by our members today is access to a skilled workforce.  Today, there are approximately 3,000 jobs which remain open in this exciting space. The BNMA seeks to enhance the economic strength of the region, by acting as a primary resource for manufacturing intelligence, training, program support which assist to promote manufacturing excellence. BNMA is committed to developing a world-class business environment while building on our storied history of manufacturing in WNY and promoting our story nationally. 

RTMA has its origins in workforce development dating back to the 1940s. Recognizing the need for a steady flow of qualified workers, the owners of tooling and machining companies joined and created the Rochester Tooling and Machining Institute. The school generated hundreds of candidates for the manufacturing workforce.

In the mid-1990s, RTMA conveyed its school to Monroe Community College. In 2011, it became independent, changed the name from Rochester Tooling and Machining Association to The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association, keeping the acronym, “RTMA.”

The Council of Industry’s apprenticeship program helps Hudson Valley manufacturing employers develop the skilled workforce they need to be globally competitive. The NSYMIAP is a proven program that can help your manufacturing business do the following:

  • Upskill you current employees
  • Retain your best workers
  • Attract quality candidates
  • This New York State Department of Labor registered apprentice program will typically be two to four years in duration and is available in the following manufacturing trades:

Machinist (CNC), Electro-Mechanical Technician, Electronics Technician, Maintenance Mechanic (Automatic Equipment), Quality Assurance Auditor, Toolmaker, Welder, Industrial Manufacturing Technicians (IMT).

To meet the growing need for a skilled workforce, the New York State Department of Labor, SUNY Suffolk, and IgniteLI, have partnered to bring Registered Apprenticeships to Long Island Manufacturers.

As an approved apprenticeship-related instruction provider, Suffolk County Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center supports Long Island manufacturing with instruction in Advanced Manufacturing for the following trades:

  • CNC Machinist
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Industrial Manufacturing Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanic (Automation Equipment)
  • Quality Assurance Auditor

The Apprenticeship Program is an employer-driven program through the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL).