Apprenticeship is the process of learning a skilled trade through training on the job (practical experience) plus acquiring the related technical knowledge, usually in a classroom. Training is given under the guidance of experienced instructors.
In many instances, a high school or equivalency diploma is required. Related instruction is taken in a classroom setting typically in the evenings or weekends outside working hours. A minimum of 144 hours per year of related instruction is required in a program.
More than 300 apprenticeable occupations offer training through an apprenticeship program in New York State.
Apprenticeship opportunities depend on industry needs.
Related instruction is taken typically in the evenings or weekends outside working hours in a classroom setting. A minimum of 144 hours per year of related instruction is required in a program.
Apprenticeship opportunities depend on industry needs. However, in all cases, openings are filled without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, or age.
For a listing of programs that are recruiting new apprentices visit the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Opportunities.
Memos to the Field
Apprenticeship Related Classroom Instruction ( 27.92KB)
For more information on Apprenticeship Programs in your area or the name of the DLEA in your county, contact the NY State Apprenticeship Coordinator at:
Pat O'Neil, Associate
Adult Education Programs and Policy
Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services
New York State Education Department
99 Washington Avenue, Room 1622 OCP
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-8940
Fax: (518) 486-1751