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For Students

What is the SUNY Apprenticeship Program

A grant developed by the State University of New York (SUNY) in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYDOL). This grant focuses on engaging small, medium, and large employers in New York to secure paid registered apprenticeships in high-skilled, high-demand and competitive wage occupations in the advanced manufacturing and health care sectors.

Our Goal

The develop and help apprenticeship programs succeed in New York state. This funding allows us to monetarily aid employers in several aress as well as to assist future apprentices. this fund can also be accessed by other SUNY colleges (through Mohawk Valley Community College or SUNY Schenectady County Community College) in order to help apprenticeship programs in their specific areas.

Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

For Students/Apprentices

  • No/little student loan debt upon graduation.
  • 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.
  • See a list of approved trades from the New York state Department of Labor.

Who Can Participate in the SUNY Apprenticeship Program?

For Students/Apprentices

  • Students must be 18 years old or older (no maximum age limit).
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or TASC).
If you are looking to start an apprenticeship, these are the two main requirements. You also need a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and work in the trade you choose.

What's Next?

After you decide that apprenticeship is right for you, contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101 ext. 3 to get started.