Metal worker using a grinder

About the Program

ApprenticeNYC is a city-sponsored apprenticeship program that helps industrial businesses train and hire critical entry-level talent. For job seekers, the program offers a paid, full-time opportunity to learn in the classroom and on-the-job, and to gain in-demand skills in a long-term occupation with high growth potential. 

ApprenticeNYC is currently being offered for Advanced Manufacturing occupations. For this specific opportunity, the city-sponsored apprenticeship will last 12 months, and consist of 400 hours of in-person, hands-on training at LaGuardia Community College and MakerSpace NYC, and 1500 hours of on-the-job training. Additional program components are:

Apprentices participating in the Advanced Manufacturing program are expected to stay with their employers after the city-sponsored portion ends, to continue their long-term career in the Advanced Manufacturing industry.

Application requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Reside in New York City
  • Earn $50,000 or less annually
  • Meet Federal Selective Service Requirements (if applicable)

Rough Timeline

Pre-Apprenticeship: The first four weeks are independent and instructor-led online training. It is also during this period where you are interviewed with employers to be considered for the apprenticeship. You will receive a weekly stipend of $325 during the four weeks of training and for a potion of your job search period if you have not been selected for the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship: If selected after the pre-apprenticeship, the next eight weeks would be in-person training focusing on practical learning and technical skills. The following 44 weeks would consist of on-the-job training at the employer’s partner location. Apprentices will be trained in modalities such as Laser Cutting, CNC Machining, Metal Fabrication, 3D-Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Welding, Woodworking, Blueprint Reading and Drawing, and much, much more.

You will be paid a minimum of $17 per hour at a full-time schedule by the employer. As you gain more skills, there will be several wage increases and by the end of the one-year apprenticeship, you will be paid a minimum of $19 an hour.