NYS Department of Labor -
Apprenticeship Training Program


Apprenticeship is a valuable training system which provides New York businesses with a well-trained, highly-skilled workforce by combining structured on-the-job training with related technical instruction.  The Apprenticeship Training Program allows apprentices to learn a new trade while continuing to earn wages and, upon successful completion, provides a nationally recognized portable work credential. Apprenticeship programs are conducted by businesses, jointly by businesses and unions, or by groups of businesses.  The State Department of Labor registers apprenticeship programs, working with businesses across the state to develop a skilled workforce.   


Apprenticeship programs can be operated by businesses in both the private and public sectors.  Potential sponsors may start a program in currently existing trades or work with Apprenticeship Training staff to potentially develop a new trade. 


Division of Employment & Workforce Solutions
Apprenticeship Unit
NYS Department of Labor
State Office Building Campus
Building 12, Room 459
Albany, NY 12240

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