Meeting Growing Workforce Needs in New York State

The State University of New York (SUNY), in partnership with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), 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.

Apprenticeship Programs at SUNY include:

  • The SUNY Apprenticeship Program (SAP), funded through appropriations in the New York State budget beginning in the 2016/17 Fiscal Year.
  • The NY College Apprenticeship Network (NYCAN), paid for by a $7.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, administered by The Research Foundation for the State University of New York.

This funding allows us to support employers with Registered Apprenticeship programs, as well as assist current and future Registered Apprentices. Funds can be accessed by SUNY colleges to grow apprenticeship programs in their region.

Areas of focus include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing*
  • Healthcare
  • Other (non-construction)


SUNY System Administration Office of Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline

*NYCAN's sole focus area is advanced manufacturing.