Apprenticeship Program Alliance Partners

The partners listed below represent 8 regions of New York State.

Below, we showcase the invaluable collaborations with our esteemed alliance partners, regional groups across the state of New York. At the heart of our missions is the commitment to forging strong connections within the community, creating a dynamic that propels both companies and aspiring apprentice candidates towards mutual success.  

Through strategic alliances, we have established a robust framework that not only facilitates the registration of companies into our apprenticeship program but also ensures a seamless pathway for qualified candidates to secure apprenticeships. 
Together with our alliance partners, we are proud to champion the growth of skilled labor in the State of New York.

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MACNY, The Manufacturers Association, sponsors over 15 of the most desired trades in Central New York and the North Country. Working closely with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), MACNY places skilled Registered Apprentices with small and medium sized businesses. This helps bolster the manufacturing industry, which is currently experiencing a skills gap.

Manufacturers Association of the Souther Tier

The Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST) focuses on three initiatives that seek to build the talent pipeline of the Southern Tier of New York. MAST initiates and oversees a program called ‘Dream It Do It’, which encourages students in middle and high school to consider manufacturing careers. Dream It Do It works with teachers, counselors, and school administrators to introduce them to manufacturing and educate them on 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.

The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is dedicated to driving economic growth in New York’s eight-county Capital Region. As the nonprofit regional economic development organization, CEG attracts 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. 

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. 

Manufacturing employees account for over 17% of all income earned in Erie and Niagara Counties. BNMA seeks to enhance the economic strength of the region, by acting as a primary resource for manufacturing intelligence, training, and program support which assist to promote manufacturing excellence. BNMA is committed to developing a world-class business environment while building their our storied history of manufacturing.

The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) promotes manufacturing innovation and growth in the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Region. They support the local manufacturing community by partnering with industry, academia and government.

In 2018, RTMA entered into an Intermediary Agreement with the NYSDOL to be a sponsor for Advanced Manufacturing Trades. Today, the RTMA sponsors more than 15 advanced manufacturing trades. 

The Council of Industry’s Registered Apprenticeship program helps Hudson Valley manufacturing employers develop the skilled workforce they need to be globally competitive. The MIAP program is proven to help manufacturers do the following:

  • Upskill you current employees
  • Retain your best workers
  • Attract quality candidates
  • This NYSDOL Registered Apprenticeship program is available in the following manufacturing trades: CNC Machinist, 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, IgniteLI partners with the NYSDOL and SUNY Suffolk 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


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For over 100 years, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has spoken to the needs of the Brooklyn business community. Founded in 1918, the Brooklyn Chamber was, even then, a “modern” organization that saw itself as a protector and promoter of the commercial and industrial interests of the city.

The Brooklyn Chamber has developed and nurtured an active civic spirit and sought to safeguard and improve living conditions and social welfare for local businesses and residents. The organization has a vibrant history that encapsulates the diverse, innovative, and ever-evolving Brooklyn business community.

As Brooklyn continues to evolve, the Brooklyn Chamber consistently works to offer top-quality services and new opportunities for its members. It advances the borough through outstanding promotion, support, and advocacy as Brooklyn’s leading economic development organization.