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SUNY Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship. A Solution to Meeting Growing Workforce Needs.

In order to meet the growing need for a skilled workforce, New York state has provided funding for community colleges to develop one of the largest statewide public/private partnership apprenticeship programs in the country. The State University of New York (SUNY) program will assist in developing 2,000 Pre-Apprentice and Registered Apprenticeships over a four to six-year period in advanced manufacturing, healthcare and other high needs fields. In partnership with NYS Department of Labor’s  Apprenticeship Office, SUNY community colleges will provide expertise and support to expand apprenticeships across New York State. Read the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Brochure.

SUNY Schenectady is the lead for healthcare and is here to help.

Active Apprenticeship Titles in New York for Healthcare

  • Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Aide
  • Biological Technician
  • Central Sterile Processing Technician
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate
  • Community Health Worker
  • Direct Support Professional (DSP) Supervisor
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Hospital (Medical) Coder
  • Outsourcing (Compounding) Pharmacy Technician

For Employers Who Want to Become Sponsors

SUNY Schenectady can assist in facilitating a partnership with the NYSDOL and design Related Instruction curriculums to meet the requirements of the Appendix B of Trade Outlines.

For Individuals Who Want to Become Apprentices in the Healthcare Field

SUNY Schenectady assists job seekers and students to connect with employers offering Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities.

For Community Colleges Interested in Sub Award Funding

Through an application process, funding is available to support SUNY community colleges’ efforts in developing healthcare apprenticeship in four areas:

  • Aid in Related Instruction
  • Hybrid and Competency-Based Programs and Testing
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
  • Marketing Including Industry Roundtables and Site Visits

Please contact the Office of Workforce Development and Community Education at 518-595-1101 ext. 3 for more information.

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Learn more about the SUNY Apprenticeship Program by clicking the image below. This will open a PDF.

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