Apprenticeship Trades

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Our Workforce Development team builds trades to align with emerging technologies, such as Information Technology, Warehousing and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The trade outlines below were produced and provided by the New York State Department of Labor. 

Most Popular Apprenticeship Trades

Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT)

IMTs are responsible for manufacturing products with industrial machinery and equipment. In addition, these technicians record any equipment issues, productivity levels, standard safety procedures, and more. An apprenticeship as an IMT provides a gateway to higher-level apprenticeships and is the first in a series of stackable credentials.

Electro-Mechanical Technician

An Electro-Mechanical Technician is the main point of contact for all electro-mechanical equipment. This role includes operating, testing, maintaining, repairing, and calibrating automated equipment in an industrial setting.

Quality Control

Quality Control Inspectors work at production facilities and retail locations to ensure that products being produced or sold meet the expectations of the consumer. They examine materials to make sure they meet quality expectations then assess the final product after production.

CNC Machinist

A CNC Machinist sets up, programs, and operates a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. The person in this role must also keep quality and safety regulations through record keeping, maintain CNC equipment, and manage the required supplies.


Toolmakers work with computer-controlled machinery to produce tools. This includes designing, cutting, shaping, and finishing metal and diecasts.

Maintenance Mechanic

Maintenance Mechanics oversee the performance of large production machines in factories and are responsible for scheduling maintenance, repairs, and more.

Software Developer

Software Developer apprenticeship opportunities are for entry-level workers who want to enter the programming field. An apprentice's duties include training to write and test code, working in a professional development environment, and using software development frameworks and methodologies.


Welders produce metal products using welders, cutters, shapers, and more. This role requires meeting strict customer specifications during fabrication and assembly.


Engineering apprenticeships are programs that provide the opportunity to gain the specific knowledge, skills, and experience needed to become an engineer. This is typically accomplished through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Similar to degree-holding engineers, engineer apprentices may use math and science principles to do their jobs effectively.

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