Hudson Valley Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

The Council of Industry is pleased to lead the New York State Manufacturers Alliance Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (NYSMIAP) in the Hudson Valley. NYSMIAP is an employer-led public-private pilot program for registered apprentices in manufacturing occupations.

This apprenticeship has two basic elements. The first, On-the-Job Training (OJT), consists of a journey-level, craft person capable and willing to share their experience with an apprentice, in a hands-on manner. The second, Related Instruction (RI), consists of learning more theoretical or knowledge-based aspects of a craft.

This registered apprentice program will typically be three to four years in duration.

NYSMAA Registered Trades include: Machinist (CNC), Electro-Mechanical Technician, Electronics Technician, Maintenance Mechanic (Automatic Equipment), Quality Assurance Auditor, Toolmaker, Welder, Industrial Manufacturing Technicians (IMT).

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.

CNC examples include:

• Foundations of Machining
• Principles of CNC Machining
• General Operations CNC / Mills / Lathes / Millturns / Grinders
• Supervised Setup Mills / Lathes / Millturns / Grinders
• CNC Setup and Operate

For information about each trade click below.


Related Instruction

Each apprentice is required to complete to 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.

Sample Courses Include:
• Blueprint Reading and Drawing
• Trade Theory and Science
• ISO 9000 Qualifying Systems
• Industrial and Labor Relations
• Written and Oral Communications
• Problem Solving

Get Involved

Looking to overcome the gap in skilled workforce? Want to retain high potential employees and attracted 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.

Contact Johnnieanne Hansen, Apprenticeship Coordinator to discuss the needs of your organization.

Are you a potential apprentice?

Our manufacturers are hiring! Contact to determine if you are a fit for an apprenticeship program.

For more information about apprenticeships, contact Johnnieanne at the Council of Industry

Johnnieanne Hansen

Apprenticeship Coordinator