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A Path to a Skilled Career

Apprenticeship programs offer a wide range of opportunities to learn a specific skill and use it toward a new career.
Registered Apprenticeship

If you are a business interested in Registered Apprenticeship, please complete a Registered Apprenticeship Business Interest Form and a member from the Apprenticeship team will call you!

If you are an individual/jobseeker interested in learning more about Registered Apprenticeship, please email us at [email protected].

Youth Apprenticeship

May 2024 - As part of the inaugural National Youth Apprenticeship Week, NYSDOL is increasing awareness about Registered Apprenticeships and pathways into them, including career exploration and pre-apprenticeship programs. Registered Apprenticeship programs are open to individuals as young as 16 years old while they're still in high school.

Youth Apprenticeship Week celebrates the spectrum of work-based learning models, where you can apply classroom learning in a real-world setting surrounded by experts in their field.

Spectrum of Apprenticeship Programs

Apprenticeship Trades

New York State Registered Apprenticeship Program

Growing Opportunities. Grounded In Industry. Apprenticeship Overview

For Apprentices
Your Path to a Skilled Career
Apprenticeship Trades

Work with your hands. Work with technology. Work with the public. Apprenticeship programs offer a wide range of opportunities to learn a specific trade and apply it toward a new career.

Sponsors & Programs

Opportunities across the state. Employers, organizations and other entities provide hands-on technical training which lead apprentices toward a rewarding career.

List of Active Sponsors & Programs

In New York State

View a list of Active Sponsors & Programs in New York State. Find out the Sponsor's name, program approval date & status, trade programs being offered, and contact information.
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For Apprenticeship Sponsors
Options & Benefits of Program Sponsorship
Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit

This program provides eligible employers with tax incentives for registering new qualified apprentices on or after January 1, 2018.

Direct Entry

Sponsors of registered apprenticeship programs can utilize Direct Entry as an option for recruiting apprentices.

NYSDOL Funding

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) offers various grant funding opportunities to help bolster New York's Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

Data Tables

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