Apprenticeship Trades
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Overview

All of the trades below have been approved to offer registered apprenticeships in New York State. If the chart says that a training outline is available, then this outline can be used immediately by any sponsor. Trades without a training outline are NOT considered active trades at this time.

To discuss reactivating a trade, please contact the Apprenticeship Training Representative in your region. The Apprenticeship Training Program is not limited to this list and will work with prospective sponsors to develop and design training for other skilled occupations.

USDOL’s list of apprenticeable occupations may be found at the following link: USDOL Apprenticeable Occupations.

For instructions on how to submit comments, please refer to the section below.

Trade List

Apprenticeship Trades
Trade Title Term (In Months) Ratio*
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic / Hybrid Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:1
Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor Aide 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Auto Body Repairer & Painter 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Automobile Mechanic 36 1;1 ; 1:1
Automotive Service Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Baker, Retail 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Bench Jeweler (Production) 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Boilermaker (Construction) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Brewer/Distiller 20 1:1 ; 1:1
Bricklayer, Mason 27-36 1:1 ; 1:4
Bricklayer Mason  & Plasterer 48 1:1 ; 1;4
Building Maintenance Mechanic 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Business Operations Associate Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Cabinetmaker 32-48 1:1 ; 1:3
Calibration Technician (Electrical/Electronic) 48 1:1 ; 1:4
Carpenter 32-48 1:1 ; 1:4

Carpenter (Hybrid)

Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:4
Carpenter (Heavy/Highway) 36 1:1 ; 1:4
Carpenter (Pile Driver/Dockbuilder) 32-48 1:1 ; 1:4
Carpenter (Residential) 32 1:1 ; 1:3
Cement Finisher or Cement Mason 27-36 1:1 ; 1:4
Centerless Grinder Machinist 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Central Sterile Processing Technician Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Chemical Laboratory Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Childcare Assistant (Competency-Based) Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Childcare Assistant (Hybrid) Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:1
Childcare Assistant (Time-Based) 21 1:1 ; 1:1
Cloud Engineer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Construction Manager 42 1:1 ; 1:1
Continuous Improvement Associate 24 1:1 ; 1:1
CNC Sawyer 15 1:1 ; 1:1
CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Compositer 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Community Health Worker Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:1
Computer Support Technician / Competency-Based Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Cook Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Cook (Chef) 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Counseling Aide (HIV/AIDS) 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Counseling Aide I (Social Living Skills) 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Counseling Aide II (Social Living Skills) 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Dairy Specialist 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Data Analyst / Competency-Based Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Design Drafter (Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic) 60 1:1 ; 1:1
Diesel Engine Mechanic 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Direct Support Professional / Competency-Based Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Supervisor 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Direct Support Professional / Time-Based 18-24 1:1 ; 1:1
Drafter (Architectural) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Drafter (Automotive Product Design) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Drafter (Mechanical) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Drafter (Structural) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Drafter (Tool Design) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Dry Wall Taper (Finisher) 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Early Childhood Associate 21 1:1 ; 1:1
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) - Wire and Sinker Programmer / Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Electrical (Outside) Line Worker 42 1:1 ; 1:2
Electrical Maintenance Technician 60 1:1 ; 1:3
Electrical Utility Operator Time-Based 1:1 ; 1:1
Electrician 60 1;1 ; 1:3
Electrician (Housewire or Residential) 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Electro-Mechanical Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:3
Electronics Mechanic (CNC Systems Maintenance) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Electronics Technician (Manufacturing Only) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Elevator Servicer and Repairer 48 1:1 ; 1:2
Elevator / Escalator Constructor & Modernizer 48 1:1 ; 1:2
Energy Efficiency Technician 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Fiber Optic Calibration Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Fire Fighter 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Fire Fighter / EMT 42 1:1 ; 1:1
Fitness Instructor Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Furnisher Finisher (Painter) 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Glazier 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Graphic Arts Technician 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Hazardous Material Removal Worker 24 1:1 ; 1:4
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:3
Hospital (Medical) Coder / Competency-Based Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Housekeeper (Commercial, Residential, Industrial) 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Human Resources Associate Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Industrial Equipment Wirer & Assembler 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Industrial Machinery Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Industrial Manufacturing Technician 16 1:1 ; 1:1
Industrial Truck Mechanic 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Instrument Electrical Mechanic 45 1:1 ; 1:1
Instrument / Rodperson 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Instrument Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Instrument Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Insulation & Asbestos Worker 48 1:1 ; 1:3
Iron Worker (Outside) 36-48 1:1 ; 1:4
Iron Worker (Stone Derrickman & Rigger) 36 1:1 ; 1:4
Junior Accountant Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Junior Accountant 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Landscape Nursery Manager 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Lather (Carpenter) 36-48 1:1 ; 1:4
Lather (Wood, Wire & Metal) 48 1:1 ; 1:3
Library Assistant 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Linoleum, Resilient Tile & Carpet Layer 36-51 1:1 ; 1:3
Linoleum, Resilient Tile & Carpet Layer (Hybrid) Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:3
Lithographic Press Operator (3 Year) 36 & 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Locksmith 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Machine Builder 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Machine Repairer 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Machine Tool Builder 60 1:1 : 1:1
Machinist 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Machinist (CNC) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Maintenance Machinist 48 & 60 1:1 ; 1:1
Maintenance Mechanic (Automatic Equipment) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Manufacturing Engineering Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Marble Carver, Cutter and Setter 48 1:1 ; 1:4
Marine Services Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Metal Refinisher 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Micro-Computer Repair Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Millwright 31-48 1:1 ; 1:4
Model Maker 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Model Maker (Rapid Prototype Technician) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Mold Maker, Die-Casting & Plastic Molding 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Moldmaker 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Motor Boat Mechanic - Inboard/Outboard 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Multi-Story Window & Building Surface Cleaner 18 1:1 ; 1:1
Narrow Web Flexographic Press Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Network Administrator Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Network Engineer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Offset Lithographic Press Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Operating Engineer (Grade & Paving Equipment) 24-38 1:1 ; 1:5
Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment) 36 1:1 ; 1:5
Operating Engineer (Universal Equipment) 25-36 1:1 ; 1:5
Ornamental Iron Worker 36 1:1 ; 1:4
Outsourcing (Compounding) Pharmacy Technician  Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Packer Mechanic 60 1:1 ; 1:1
Painter & Decorator 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Painter & Decorator (Structural Steel Bridges) 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Painter, Decorator & Paperhanger 36 1:1 ; 1:3
Patternmaker (Wood) 60 1:1 ; 1:1
Pipefitter 60 1:1 ; 1:3
Plant Maintenance - Boilermaker 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Carpenter 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Electrician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Electrician/Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Mechanic (4 Year) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Mechanic (3 Year) 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Millwright 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Pipefitter 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Plumber and Steamfitter 60 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Refrigerator / AC 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Sheet Metal Worker 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plant Maintenance - Welder 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plasterer 29-36 1:1 ; 1:3
Plastic Process Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Plastics Molder 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Plumber 60 1:1 ; 1:3
Plumber (Pump and Tank) 48 1:1 ; 1:4
Plumber (Residential) 60 1:1 ; 1:3
Plumber and Pipefitter 54 1:1 ; 1:3
Plumber and Steamfitter 51-60 1:1 ; 1:3
Pointer, Caulker & Cleaner 36 1:1 ; 1:4
Police Officer 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Pottery Studio Manager 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Precision Optics Manufacturing Technician 36 1:1 ; 1:1
Precision TIG (GTAW) Welder 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Project Manager Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Quality Assurance Auditor 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Radiation Protection Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:3
Roofer 36 1:1 ; 1:2
Scenic Artist 36 1:1 ; 1:5
School Safety Agent 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Screw Machine Set-Up & Operator - Multiple 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Security Analyst Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Sheet Metal Worker 48-60 1:1 ; 1:3
Sheet Metal Worker (Iron Plate) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Sheet Metal Worker (Sign Hanger/Rig) 60 1:1 ; 1:3
Site Safety Manager 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Skilled Construction Craft Laborer 24 1:1 ; 1:3
Small Gas Engine & Equipment Mechanic 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Software Developer / Competency-Based Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Sprinkler Fitter 60 1:1 ; 1:2
Stationary Engineer 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Steamfitter 51-60 1:1 ; 1:3
Stone Mason 36 1:1 ; 1:2
Systems engineer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Teacher Competency 1:1 ; 1:1
Teacher Aide (Facility) 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Terrazzo Worker 36 1:1 ; 1:4
Tile Setter 36-48 1:1 ; 1:4
Tile Setter (3 Year) 27-36 1:1 ; 1:4
Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Finisher 24 1:1 ; 1:4
Tool & Die Maker 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Toolmaker 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Truck Driver, Heavy 12 1:1 ; 1:1
Vacuum Furnace Technician (Manufacturing Only) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Water Systems Operation Specialist 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Wastewater Systems Operation Specialist 24 1:1 ; 1:1
Welder (Industrial) 48 1:1 ; 1:1
Welder (Maintenance) 48 1:1 ; 1:1

 

*Ratios are established to ensure the proper safety, training and supervision of apprentices. A ratio establishes the number of journeyworkers required for each apprentice in a program and on a job site. Ratios are interpreted as follows: in the case of a 1:1, 1:4, there must be one journeyworker for the first apprentice, and four additional journeyworkers for each subsequent apprentice.

Please note: At this time, if you wish to receive a job description or trade outline for any of these trade titles, please contact the Apprenticeship Training Program Office using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

Changes of Approach

There are three approaches programs may use to train apprentices: Time-Based, Competency-Based, and Hybrid.

Programs requesting a change of approach are posted for a minimum of 30 calendar days to solicit public comments. During this time, any member of the public can submit comments. Comments received will be posted on the Department’s website at the end of the 30 day period.

Trades Under Review
Posted Public Comments Due Trade Sponsor Existing Approach Proposed Change of Approach Public Comments

 

Trades Pending Approval

New Trade Applications are posted for a minimum of 30 calendar days to solicit public comments. During this time, any member of the public can submit comments. Comments received will be posted on the Department’s website at the end of the 30 day period.

Trades Under Review
Posted Public Comments Due Public Comments Trade Sponsor
10/01/21 10/31/21   Aircraft Refinishing Paint Technician Strategic Global Aviation, LLC
9/7/21 10/7/21   UI/UX Designer (Competency-Based) CareerWise NY
9/7/21 10/7/21  

Financial Services Representative (Competency-Based)

CareerWise NY
9/7/21 10/7/21  

Marketing Coordinator (Competency-Based)

CareerWise NY
9/7/21 10/7/21  

QA Auditor (Competency-Based)

CareerWise NY
9/7/21 10/7/21  

Visual and Graphic Arts Associate (Competency-Based)

CareerWise NY
9/7/21 10/7/21  

Sales Associate (Financial Services) (Competency-Based)

CareerWise NY

8/3/21 9/2/21   Instructor/Trainer (Information Technology) Laurie Carey Consulting, LLC (DBA Nebula Professional Development Academy)
8/3/21 9/2/21   Technical Sales Representative (Information Technology) Laurie Carey Consulting, LLC (DBA Nebula Professional Development Academy)
2/25/21 3/27/21   Biology Laboratory Technician AMRI
9/21/20 10/21/20   Home Health Aide (Competency-Based) 1199 SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF)
3/9/20 4/8/20   Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Competency-Based) 1199 League Training and Upgrading Fund

 

Trade Reactivations Pending Approval

A trade being considered for reactivation is a trade that has had no sponsor for a period of time. Trade reactivations are posted for a minimum of 30 calendar days to solicit public comments. During this time, any member of the public can submit comments. Comments received will be posted on the Department's website at the end of the 30-day period.

Trade Reactivations Under Review
Posted Public Comments Due Public Comments Trade Sponsor
09/09/2019 10/09/2019 Public Comments Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic, formerly known as Operating Engineer (Heavy Duty Repairer)  

 

Trade Updates

We post trade updates to advise the public of changes made to existing trades. Updates may consist of changes to current outlines or the inclusion of "green" components. Trade updates are posted for a minimum of 30 calendar days to advise the public of changes made to existing trades and to solicit public comments. During this time, any member of the public can submit comments. Comments received will be posted on the Department’s website at the end of the 30 day period.

How To Submit Comments

Please include the appropriate subject line related to your comments whether contacting the office via email or traditional postal mail.

Changes of Approach

Attention: Comments on Change of Approach

Trades Pending Approval

Attention: Comments on New Trade

Trade Reactivations Pending Approval

Attention: Comments on Trade Reactivation

Trade Updates

Attention: Comments on Trade Outline Update

The content of your submission must include: (1) Name, (2) Title, (3) Organization Name, (4) Comments.

Contact Apprenticeship Training Program Office

 

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Mailing Address:

NYS Department of Labor
W. Averell Harriman State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 459
Albany, New York 12240