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New York State Manufacturing Alliance Apprenticeship Program - Paid Training

Representatives from Madison County manufacturers, Madison County One Stop, Onondaga Community College and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York will be available for interviews. This will not be done in a “press conference” setting. Media will have the ability to speak with whomever it chooses.

WHAT: Madison County manufacturers in need of skilled labor are teaming up to train workers. The application and interview process will happen in August. Paid training begins in September and concludes in November. Successful candidates will begin full-time employment after Thanksgiving.

Prospective employees can sign up to take part in the manufacturing apprenticeship program at As part of the New York State Manufacturing Alliance Apprenticeship Program, training will be conducted for the positions of CNC Machinist, Machinist, Tool Maker and Maintenance Mechanic. There are ten training positions open and there is no fee to participate. During the nine weeks of training, students will be paid $10 an hour for 40 hours a week. As they complete the training they will be earning $13 per hour. Successfully completing the program will allow them to continue in a four-year-long apprenticeship with built-in wage progressions.

Training will take place in a “Mobile Learning Lab” which will be parked at Madison County One Stop, 133 North Court Street in Wampsville. 

Manufacturers participating in the program include Knowles Capacitors, Canastota N/C Corp., Consolidated Precision Products, Manth Brownell and All Seasonings. The unique collaboration is being coordinated by Onondaga Community College’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Madison County One Stop, Manufacturers Association of Central New York, Workforce Training Institute, Working Solutions, Jobs for the Future, American Apprenticeship Initiative and Camden County College of New Jersey which is permitting use of its Mobile Learning Lab.

Madison County is home to 58 manufacturing establishments & employs nearly 3,000. That’s 4% of all business in the county and 15% of the annual payroll.