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The Manufacturing Consortium of Long Island

True to Long Island’s legacy, today’s manufacturers are on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Long Island’s 3,000 manufacturers employ a strong 71,000 workforce paying $350M in New York State payroll taxes and $5 billion in annual payroll with annual earnings close to $125 billion.


About us

Ignite Long Island is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade-association representing all 12 sectors of manufacturing in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Led by a Board of Directors we advocate for Long Island business and serve as the voice for industry.



Apprenticeship is a program in which workers train on-the-job – earning full-time wages and doing productive work – while also taking educational courses. When someone completes an apprenticeship, they’ll have valuable work experience and a recognized industry credential that allows them to continue in the field and advance their career over time.


Apprenticeships generally last from one to four years, as the apprentice advances through the program, his or her wages increase according to a predetermined schedule agreed to between the employer and the apprentice.

The apprenticeship can be hosted by an employer or association, also known as the “Sponsor”.    The sponsor may provide all elements of the program themselves (on-the-job training and related technical instruction), or they may partner with career schools, community colleges or other education providers to deliver a comprehensive, apprentice-focused experience.

SUNY Suffolk, SUNY Farmingdale, Stony Brook University are all partners and support these career paths.


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