Apprentices are full-time employees who produce high-quality work while they learn skills that enhance their employment prospects. An apprentice operates under the close supervision of a skilled worker on the job, and takes related classroom instruction at night or on weekends.

Monroe Community College is an approved Related Instructor (RI) Provider for individuals working in a New York State Approved Apprenticeship. An apprentice works full time for a company (sponsor) that has been approved by the New York State Department of Labor. The apprentice is required to complete a total of 144 hours per year, and course work can ladder into an MCC Certificate or and A.A.S degree.

Are you interested in learning more about becoming a registered apprentice? Complete this form and an MCC team member will contact you.

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Rochester Technology & Manufacturing Association (RTMA)

The RTMA is a strong and essential partner with MCC in the success of state registered apprenticeship in the Finger Lakes region.

In 2018, RTMA entered into an Intermediary Agreement with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) to be a Sponsor for thirteen (13) Advanced Manufacturing Trades. This allows the RTMA to bring companies under their Sponsorship, as a signatory and remove a significant burden from individual companies. Apprenticeship is a formalized training program that allows youth to learn while they earn.

Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship (FLYAP)

FLYAP launched in the fall of 2019 by the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) and Monroe Community College (MCC). Since 2019, we have partnered with Career & Technology Education (CTE) programs like BOCES and WEMOCO, Edison Career & Technology High School, and 21+ local employers to match more than 50 high school students (juniors and seniors) with job shadows and paid co-ops.