Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship is the process of learning a skilled trade through a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom education. Apprentices are full time employees, who operate under the close supervision of a skilled worker on the job and take classroom instruction at night or on weekends. The length of training varies from one to six years, depending on the occupation.

More than 100 apprentice occupations offer training through New York State Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship programs. For more information about apprenticeship training, visit the New York State Department of Labor apprenticeship webpage.

Information about apprenticeship is also available from Apprenticeship Training Programs at local New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Field Offices:


State Office Building Campus
Building 12, Room 288
Albany, New York 12240
(518) 457-7745


450 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 479-3228


276 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 258-8885


290 Main Street, Mezzanine
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 851-2726

Long Island

303 W. Old Country Road
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 934-8525

New York City/Hudson Valley

75 Varick Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 775-3354