National Apprenticeship Week Concludes
Randy Wolken, President & CEO

This week, we are taking part in National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeships. Many use this week to focus on apprenticeships and their ability to build our economy, advance equity, support underserved communities, and grow manufacturing and tech workforces. MACNY participated in numerous events this week to highlight what has already been accomplished. NAW has been an excellent opportunity to highlight Registered Apprenticeships as a proven and industry-driven training model that provides a critical talent pipeline. Registered Apprenticeships will continue to help address our nation’s pressing workforce challenges, such as rebuilding our country’s infrastructure and addressing urgent supply chain demands of industry.

MACNY supports companies in a variety of areas throughout the Registered Apprenticeship process. First, we manage relationships with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL), which eases the administrative burden on participating companies. We also use our expertise to help companies establish their Registered Apprenticeship programs. It is critical for the companies that we partner with to establish internal processes for coordinating work-related classes with community colleges and approved education providers—we help with this, too. Finally, as a group sponsor, we help companies access funding streams to offset the cost of managing their program. In all cases, we are here to help ensure Registered Apprenticeship program are successful. MACNY is proud to have obtained the first-in-the-state approval from the New York State Department of Labor to become a “group sponsor” for advanced manufacturing.

Not only do we help companies, but we also support individuals pursuing Registered Apprenticeships. The MACNY team leverages our relationships and resources to connect jobseekers with companies recruiting Registered Apprenticeship candidates. We also provide information and knowledge about career pathways through Registered Apprenticeships as a springboard to high-demand careers. Our team meets individuals where they are, upskilling them to levels required to attain and secure well-paying jobs in today’s competitive workforce. Finally, we monitor apprentices’ progress toward receiving their industry-recognized credential.

There is no better time to begin or expand a Registered Apprenticeship program in your organization. If you are interested in learning more, visit As the state’s leader in Registered Apprenticeships for manufacturing, we want to ensure you are successful.

Here are just some of the events we participated in to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week: