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

Carpenter

Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Carpenter (Heavy/Highway) 36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Carpenter (Pile Driver/Dockbuilder) 32-48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Carpenter (Residential) 32 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Cement Finisher or Cement Mason 27-36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Centerless Grinder Machinist 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Central Sterile Processing Technician Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Certified Nursing Assistant Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Chemical Laboratory Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Childcare Assistant  Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Childcare Assistant  Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Childcare Assistant  21 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Cloud Engineer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Construction Manager 42 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Continuous Improvement Associate 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
CNC Sawyer 15 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
CNC Tool and Cutter Grinder 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Compositor 48 1:1 ; 1:1  
Community Health Worker Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Computer Support Technician  Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Cook Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Cook 24 1:1, 1:1 Outline
Cook (Chef) 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
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 Outline
Data Analyst Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Design Drafter (Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic) 60 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Diesel Engine Mechanic 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Direct Support Professional  Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Supervisor 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Direct Support Professional 18-24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Drafter (Architectural) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Drafter (Automotive Product Design) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Drafter (Mechanical) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Drafter (Structural) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Drafter (Tool Design) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Dry Wall Taper (Finisher) 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Early Childhood Associate 21 1:1 ; 1:1  
Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) - Wire and Sinker Programmer / Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Electrical (Outside) Line Worker 42 1:1 ; 1:2 Outline
Electrical Maintenance Technician 60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Electrical Utility Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Electrician 60 1;1 ; 1:3 Outline
Electrician (Housewire or Residential) 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Electro-Mechanical Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Electronics Mechanic (CNC Systems Maintenance) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Electronics Technician (Manufacturing Only) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Elevator Servicer and Repairer 48 1:1 ; 1:2 Outline
Elevator / Escalator Constructor & Modernizer 48 1:1 ; 1:2 Outline
Energy Efficiency Technician 12 1:1 ; 1:1  
Fiber Optic Calibration Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Financial Services Representative Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Fire Fighter 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Fire Fighter / EMT 42 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Fitness Instructor 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Furnisher Finisher (Painter) 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Glazier 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Graphic Arts Technician 36 1:1 ; 1:1  
Hazardous Material Removal Worker 24 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Hospital (Medical) Coder Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Housekeeper (Commercial, Residential, Industrial) 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Human Resources Associate Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Industrial Equipment Wirer & Assembler 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Industrial Machinery Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Industrial Manufacturing Technician 16 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Industrial Truck Mechanic 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Instructor/Trainer (Information Technology) Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Instrument Electrical Mechanic 45 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Instrument / Rodperson 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Instrument Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Instrument Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Insulation & Asbestos Worker 48 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Iron Worker (Outside) 36-48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Iron Worker (Stone Derrickman & Rigger) 36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Junior Accountant Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Junior Accountant 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Landscape Nursery Manager 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Lather (Carpenter) 36-48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Lather (Wood, Wire & Metal) 48 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Library Assistant 12 1:1 ; 1:1  
Linoleum, Resilient Tile & Carpet Layer 36-51 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Linoleum, Resilient Tile & Carpet Layer  Hybrid 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Lithographic Press Operator (3 Year) 36 & 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Locksmith 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Machine Builder 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Machine Repairer 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Machine Tool Builder 60 1:1 : 1:1 Outline
Machinist 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Machinist (CNC) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Maintenance Machinist 48 & 60 1:1 ; 1:1

Outline (4 Years)

Outline (5 Years)

Maintenance Mechanic (Automatic Equipment) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Manufacturing Engineering Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Marble Carver, Cutter and Setter 48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Marine Services Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Marketing Coordinator Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Metal Refinisher 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Metal Stamping Press Operator 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Micro-Computer Repair Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Millwright 31-48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Model Maker 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Model Maker (Rapid Prototype Technician) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Mold Maker, Die-Casting & Plastic Molding 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Moldmaker 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Motor Boat Mechanic - Inboard/Outboard 24 1:1 ; 1:1  
Multi-Story Window & Building Surface Cleaner 18 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Narrow Web Flexographic Press Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Network Administrator Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Network Engineer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Offset Lithographic Press Operator 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Operating Engineer (Grade & Paving Equipment) 24-38 1:1 ; 1:5 Outline
Operating Engineer (Heavy Equipment) 36 1:1 ; 1:5 Outline
Operating Engineer (Universal Equipment) 25-36 1:1 ; 1:5 Outline
Ornamental Iron Worker 36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Outsourcing (Compounding) Pharmacy Technician  Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Packer Mechanic 60 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Painter & Decorator 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Painter & Decorator (Structural Steel Bridges) 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Painter, Decorator & Paperhanger 36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Patternmaker (Wood) 60 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Pipefitter 60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Piano Builder Hybrid 1:1, 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Boilermaker 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Carpenter 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Electrician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Electrician/Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Mechanic (4 Year) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Mechanic (3 Year) 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Millwright 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Pipefitter 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Plumber and Steamfitter 60 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Refrigerator / AC 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plant Maintenance - Sheet Metal Worker 48 1:1 ; 1:1  
Plant Maintenance - Welder 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plasterer 29-36 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Plastic Process Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plastics Molder 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Plumber 60 1:1 ; 1:3  
Plumber (Pump and Tank) 48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Plumber (Residential) 60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Plumber and Pipefitter 54 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Plumber and Steamfitter 51-60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Pointer, Caulker & Cleaner 36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Police Officer 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Pottery Studio Manager 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Precision Optics Manufacturing Technician 36 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Precision TIG (GTAW) Welder 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Project Manager Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Quality Assurance Auditor 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Quality Assurance Auditor Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Radiation Protection Technician 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic 48 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Roofer 36 1:1 ; 1:2 Outline
Sales Associate (Financial Services) Competency 1:1; 1:1

Outline

Scenic Artist 36 1:1 ; 1:5 Outline
School Safety Agent 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Screw Machine Set-Up & Operator - Multiple 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Security Analyst Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Sheet Metal Worker 48-60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Sheet Metal Worker (Iron Plate) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Sheet Metal Worker (Sign Hanger/Rig) 60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Site Safety Manager 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Skilled Construction Craft Laborer 24 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Small Gas Engine & Equipment Mechanic 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Software Developer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Sprinkler Fitter 60 1:1 ; 1:2 Outline
Stationary Engineer 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Steamfitter 51-60 1:1 ; 1:3 Outline
Stone Mason 36 1:1 ; 1:2 Outline
Systems Engineer Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Teacher Competency 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Teacher Aide (Facility) 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Technical Sales Representative Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Terrazzo Worker 36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Tile Setter 36-48 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Tile Setter (3 Year) 27-36 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Tile, Marble & Terrazzo Finisher 24 1:1 ; 1:4 Outline
Tool & Die Maker 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Toolmaker 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Truck Driver, Heavy 12 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
UI/UX Designer Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Vacuum Furnace Technician (Manufacturing Only) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Visual and Graphic Arts Associate Competency 1:1; 1:1 Outline
Water Systems Operation Specialist 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Wastewater Systems Operation Specialist 24 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
Welder (Industrial) 48 1:1 ; 1:1 Outline
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.

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 Ratio Sponsor
11/21/2022 12/21/2022   Precision Imaging Technician (Time-Based) 1:1; 1:1 Applied Image, Inc.
11/2/2022 12/2/2022   Environmental Literacy Instructor 1:1; 1:1 Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Tompkins
11/2/2022 12/2/2022   Dental Assistant (unlicensed) 1:1; 1:1 Community Health Center of Buffalo
8/31/22 9/30/22   Teacher Assistant /  Revised 8/29/22 1:1; 2:1 Syracuse City School District
10/26/22 11/26/22   Pharmacy Associate (formerly Pharmacy Technician (Retail))  1:1; 1:1 CVS
9/21/20 10/21/20   Home Health Aide (Competency-Based)   1199 SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF)

 

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.

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NYS Department of Labor
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Albany, New York 12226