Through the support of the Manufacturing Association of New York, CEG launched the Manufacturing Intermediary Apprenticeship Program in the Capital Region. Under this program, CEG serves as a group sponsor, operating as the intermediary between participating companies and the NYS Department of Labor (DOL). Once an apprentice is on-boarded into the program, CEG acts as the sponsoring entity and will be responsible for each apprentice over the course of their 2, 3 or 4 year training. This will include managing the records and reporting that is required by DOL, as well as organizing each apprentice’s outside coursework.

Interested in hosting an apprenticeship program?

CEG can help you administer and manage the program through our Group Sponsor status.

Email us at to get started.


Funding Opportunities

SUNY Tuition Program

  • $5000 tuition credit for apprenticeship-related instruction at any SUNY community college
  • Only available for advanced manufacturing, software & IT, and healthcare trades
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Small Manufacturers Wage Reimbursement

  • 50% wage reimbursement for apprentices for wages up to $25p/hour over 6months maximum
  • Available to manufacturing companies <50

Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit

    • A full-refundable tax credit starting at $2000 per apprentice, increasing $1000 p/year until the apprentice completes
      • IF a disadvantaged youth, credit starts at $5000
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Apprenticeship Expansion Grant

  • Provides funding to cover costs associated with training apprentices to certified New York State Registered Apprenticeship sponsors.
  • Reimburses costs including wages, Related Instruction, OJT, books and tools
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Funding Partners