– A formal training relationship governed by the New York Department of Labor (DOL) standards between employer and employee that leads to a professional, skilled worker. If it’s not registered, it’s just training.
– Combines hands-on work experience and classroom instruction.
– Earns the employee a nationally recognized credential, a Journey Worker certification.
– The urgent demand for skilled workers in manufacturing.
– Today’s students require alternate pathways to high-demand careers.
– It is tried and true since the Middle Ages – we know it works.
MACNY is motivated by the needs of our members, all of whom are aware of this statistic: by 2032, 2.3 million jobs are projected to go unfilled. Our response has been to help them to fill the talent pipeline.
In 2016, MACNY obtained its first-in-the-state approval from the New York State Department of Labor to become a “group sponsor” for advanced manufacturing. For small and medium-sized companies, this meant that they could utilize MACNY’s sponsorship to launch and operate Registered Apprenticeship programs on their own worksites in under 24 hours.
Known as The Manufacturers Alliance Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP), this initiative has registered nearly 600 individuals in over 150 companies across the state and has graduated 62 Journey Workers from their 4-year programs (numbers through March 2022). In April 2022, the New York State legislature recognized the importance of MIAP by adding to the state budget $1 million more than it did in 2021!
MACNY and Partner’s for Education & Business Inc., hosted the 2022 Workforce Development Awards on June 15th at Le Moyne College. This year’s event celebrated the 15 graduating Registered Apprentices who became Journeyworkers in 2021 from 10 manufacturing companies, and the 11 new signatory companies companies and 9 signatory companies that expanded their Registered Apprenticeship programs. MACNY partners with the New York State Department of Labor to sponsor the Manufacturers Intermediary Apprenticeship Program (MIAP). Through this program, an apprentice learns directly from his/her employer with on-the-job training to earn the credentials needed to progress in the industry.
This event also served as an opportunity to honor students from the local P-TECH (Pathways in Technology, Early College High School) programs and CNY STEM Scholarship Program. We are very grateful to all the devoted individuals, companies, and community partners that support the career preparation of youth and adults in Central New York and play an integral role in growing the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow.
Congratulations to the 2021 Registered Apprentice Graduates:
COREY NADEAU – 110 Metalworks, CODY MARGETIN – Allen Tool Phoenix, MICHAEL SALATTE – Allen Tool Phoenix, BRETT KOSCIELNIAK – Anoplate, PATRICK ROGERS – Anoplate, BENJAMIN CAMP – Bausch & Lomb, JACOB WILSON – Bausch & Lomb, KLIM KAZANTSEV – Berry Global, JEFFREY TAYLOR – Hillrom, MICHAEL FRACCHIA – Knowles, JACOB ALLEN – Opti-Pro, JAMES ANDERSON – PPC, EMIR RODRIGUEZ – PPC, JASON DAVENPORT – WestRock, CHAD WIERZBICKI – WestRock
We would like to recognize the following:
New Signatory Companies:
Adirondack Auto, Bush Industries, City of Syracuse, Contract Pharmacal Corp, Falso Industries, GSE Dynamics, Inc., Hartman Enterprises Indium Corporation, N.E.T. & Die, Inc., North Country Dairy, and Rudy Schmid Total Car Care
Companies that expanded their Registered Apprenticeship program:
Giovanni Hillrom, N.E.T & Die, Inc., PPC, Westrock, Allen Tool Phoenix, Anoplate, Bausch + Lomb, and ECI
MACNY has obtained approval from the New York State Department of Labor to function as a single “program sponsor” acting on behalf of small and medium sized manufacturers in New York State.
The average age of a skilled worker in the United States is 56 years old. If we continue to ignore the skills gap in manufacturing, over 2 million jobs in manufacturing will go unfilled over the next 10 years. There is an urgency in the demand for skilled workers in manufacturing that we can no longer ignore. Join us in addressing the problem head on by becoming part of the MACNY Apprenticeship Program.