The Council of Industry

The Council of Industry has been the manufacturer’s association for the Hudson Valley since 1910. Representing more than 140 respected manufacturers, we are a privately funded, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to promote the success of our member firms and their employees, and through them contribute to the economic success and quality of life in the Hudson Valley community. Our apprenticeship program helps Hudson Valley manufacturing employers develop the skilled workforce they need to be globally competitive.


On The Job Training

Registered apprentices will receive up to 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. This training will be provided by seasoned journey level workers. Detailed work processes designed to give the apprentice a holistic understanding of the trade and an advanced tactical skill set.


Related Instruction

Each apprentice is required to complete 144 hours or outside training each year. This training is generally a combination of online and in-classroom training. The Council of Industry has partnered with Tooling U and our local community colleges to create and support customized training designed to meet the apprenticeship requirements.


Get Involved

Looking to overcome the gap in the skilled workforce? Want to retain high potential employees and attract millennials?

The apprenticeship program is a great way to motivate new or newer employees, offering them growth opportunities while encouraging them to invest in your organization.

Would you like to learn more?

Get in touch with the Council of Industry team.