Workforce Development

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Why offer an apprenticeship?

  • Apprentices have a genuine interest in your industry
  • May reduce hiring costs by providing a streamlined channel to bring on new workers
  • Companies report higher productivity, retention rates (less turnover), and substantial return on investment
  • Upskill current workforce

Focus Areas / Sectors

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Other (non-construction)
students on computers

NCCC Can Provide:

  1. Industry Roundtables
    Colleges and the NYSDOL provide information to employers, workforce development professionals, faculty, and high school representatives about Registered Apprenticeships. This is a perfect event to promote the college’s programs to the community.

  2. Aid in Related Instruction
    Registered Apprenticeship requires a minimum of 144 hours of Related Instruction per year and SUNY campuses can provide that training. Colleges will help identify gaps in Related Instruction and explore new ways to solve an employer’s workforce needs.

  3. Pre-Apprenticeship Programs
    These classes give potential future apprentices the needed skills to start and thrive in an apprenticeship. Preparing students with pre-apprenticeship programs increases the number of people who meet the minimum requirements to enter a Registered Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Programs at SUNY

The State University of New York (SUNY), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), coordinate activities to expand Registered Apprenticeship in New York with a focus on engaging small, medium, and large employers to secure paid apprenticeships in high-demand, competitive wage occupations.

Additional Benefits

  • Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit (ESATC)
  • SUNY Apprenticeship Grant
  • The Apprenticeship Expansion Grant (AEG)

Pre-apprenticeship Core

This course prepares students to obtain the skills needed to enter directly into an industry or local apprenticeship programs.  Topics such as OSHA safety, blueprint reading and schematics, Math for the Trades, measurement and Algebra, tools and safe handling, selecting equipment and materials, communication skills and workplace norms and professionalism.  Students who successfully complete this course will have the opportunity to interview at Local 91 and with the Buffalo Buildings and Construction Trades Council.  This course is a total of 150 hours.

Dates: April 6 - July 2, 2020
Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
Location: NCCC Sanborn Campus, Room B-217
Cost: $2,500

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