Enjoy the respect of your industry, and labor alike, with a New York State approved apprenticeship training program. In the commercial construction industry, apprenticeship programs fulfill requirements set forth by certain New York State and local government agencies, allowing you to bid on these publicly funded and large scale private projects. These programs are also nationally recognized and therefore portable.
Fill current or predicted skills shortages by growing your own talent in-house. Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to train people - regardless of age or experience - in the specific areas in which you feel resources are needed the most and providing your organization with the skills it needs to achieve your goals.
From Day 1, the apprentice's wages will be set based on the information provided on the application you submit to the Department of Labor. Wage increases are mandatory but it will be based on either the Apprentice's time with employer or the number of hours completed in the program.
On public projects, the apprenticeship wages are at significant smaller percent of what is listed on the New York Prevailing Wage Schedule.
The ESATC (Empire State Apprenticeship Tax Credit) Program provides tax credits to certified New York State Registered Apprenticeship program sponsors for hiring newly qualified apprentices on or after January 1, 2018. This program is available through 2022. A certified employer will be entitled to tax credit against income or franchise tax for each qualified apprentice. These tax credits range from $2,000 (Year 1) up to $6,000 (year 5).
Every year New York State sets aside millions of dollars for training through various grants offered by internal departments such as the Department of Labor (DOL) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). These grants can help reimburse the sponsors for any costs associated in training their apprentice.
Every Apprenticeship program has a sponsor. The sponsor is responsible for the overall operation of the program. Sponsors can be a single business or a consortium of businesses. Regardless of who serves as the sponsor, apprenticeships are always employer-driven and employers are involved throughout the process.
Apprenticeship Connections is here to guide you through the entire process, from paperwork to scheduling to back office staff support, all while maintaining direct communication with the Department of Labor until you are approved. Once the program is active, Apprenticeship Connections will be available to make sure the program is compliant and to ensure all of your needs and goals are being met.
Take the first steps towards building your new workforce foundation.