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Growing Long Island’s Manufacturing Workforce: An Apprenticeship Accelerator

At a Glance

This virtual event for Long Island manufacturers, schools, and other partners will walk through what an apprenticeship program is and how it can help enhance the manufacturing industry’s talent pipeline and address workforce needs. Then, talk directly with experts and make the needed connections to take the next step to creating an apprenticeship program.
Date September 17, 2020
9:30am to 11:30am
An Invitation from Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul

Learn how Registered Apprenticeship can address the workforce needs and enhance the talent development pipeline of Long Island’s manufacturing industry. Jumpstart the process at this virtual event by connecting with partners and resources, and hear from New York State’s Department of Labor as well as national and local apprenticeship experts, including Ignite Long Island, Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY), and JFF, a national nonprofit aimed at transforming the American workforce and education systems to help people achieve economic advancement.

Gain an understanding of the components and benefits of an apprenticeship program and learn what the program registration process entails. See how Long Island’s manufacturers and high schools can partner to hire and train students, building a strong talent pipeline. Then, hear about what funding and resources are available to help you.

Don’t miss the interactive breakouts, where you’ll be able to engage directly with the experts and with your peers. Get your questions answered on apprenticeship, working with youth and high schools, and available funding and support.

For manufacturing employers located on Long Island, event registration and attendance includes waiver of membership fee and a free six-month membership to Ignite LI, Long Island’s manufacturing trade association. For membership benefits, discounts, and other details, visit Ignite LI’s website. We’ll provide instructions on how to access your free six-month membership at the event.

This event is hosted by JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Ignite Long Island, and Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY). It is made possible by an Industry Partner Intermediary contract with the U.S. Department of Labor.