An image of engineering plansAttention, job seekers! Tioga County Economic Development and Planning (TEAM Tioga) in partnership with the Tioga County Career Center and the New York State Department of Labor is excited to announce a new workforce development and training program initiative in Tioga County.

The Accelerated Apprenticeship Program (AAP) offers guaranteed direct hire manufacturing jobs in Tioga and surrounding counties, and six weeks of paid training for selected participants. The starting wage during the program is $13 per hour, and no prior experience is necessary. The successful completion of the program will allow participants to continue in a four-year NYS Apprenticeship program with built-in pay increases based on performance.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity here in Tioga County. The Accelerated Apprenticeship Program is truly a win-win for our employers and our workforce,” said Brittany Woodburn with Tioga County Economic Development and Planning.

This type of accelerated program has run successfully in the Syracuse area twice this past year, with more than 20 apprentices being hired into careers in advanced manufacturing. The apprenticeship program will prepare participants for several advanced manufacturing positions, including CNC machinist, maintenance mechanic and industrial manufacturing
technician. Manufacturers participating in the program include Applied Technology Manufacturing Corporation, Crowley Fabricating and Machining Co. Inc., Crown Cork and Seal, Granite Works LLC and The Wagner Companies.

The training will take place at the Owego Apalachin Central School District STEAM facility located at 5 Sheldon Guile Boulevard in Owego in partnership with SUNY Broome who will provide both the curriculum and instructor for the program.

The Accelerated Apprenticeship Program in Tioga County is currently accepting applications for the program. There is no fee to participate in the program. Interested job seekers can apply online at Applications are due by June 16. Training will begin in mid-July and concludes in August. Successful candidates will begin full-time employment at the end of August.

TEAM Tioga, Tioga County Career Center, NYS Department of Labor, Owego Apalachin Central School District, SUNY Broome, Manufacturer Association of Central NY, American Apprenticeship Initiative, Workforce Development Institute, Jobs for the Future, and Working Solutions, coordinate this unique collaboration. The training program is an effort of the Manufacturers Alliance Intermediary Apprenticeship Program.

NYS Accelerated Apprentice Program In Tioga County Flyer (PDF)