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The American Apprenticeship Initiative

is working to build a new sustainable regional pipeline specific to advanced manufacturing including nanotechnology, cybersecurity and unmanned vehicle systems.  The program works with employers in the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins.


Request for Proposal 

On or around April 24th, 2017 - an RFP was sent out to area professionals for a marketing project.  Any questions, clarification or issues regaurding this RFP - please contact Michael Briggs

Please note: In an effort to be fair and transparent - we will be posting all questions and replies below:

Received on 4/25/17:

Question: What is the final completion date of the entire project?

Answer: That will be determined upon choosing the vendor for the project.

How can I learn more about this program?

Contact your local AAI Program Staff at:

Working Solutions
209 Elizabeth St.
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: (315) 798-5008

President Obama Announces
American Apprenticeship Initiative

President Obama and the White House through the Department of Labor awarded $175 million in American Apprenticeship Grants to 46 public-private partnerships marrying the efforts of employers, organized labor, non-profits, local governments, and educational institutions to expand high-quality apprenticeships. The winning grantees have pledged to train and hire more than 34,000 new apprentices in high-growth and high-tech industries including health care, IT and advanced manufacturing over the next five years.