Get Paid While You Train For a Career in Manufacturing

Interested in a career in manufacturing? You can get started on one thanks to a paid apprenticeship program which includes benefits and built-in pay increases.

Onondaga Community College is teaming up with local employers to offer an Apprenticeship Accelerator Career Training Program. During the 10-week-long program participants will be trained for positions including CNC Machinist, Machinist, Tool Maker and Maintenance Mechanic. Students will be paid during the program.

Participants who successfully complete the coursework will enter into a 4-year apprenticeship in advanced manufacturing which includes benefits and built-in pay increases. Students will complete their apprenticeships at one of the following employee partners: Bartell Machinery Systems in Rome, Kilian Manufacturing in Syracuse, Precision Systems Manufacturing in Liverpool and Stickley in Manlius.

The 10-week-long program will be held on the Onondaga Community College campus. Anyone interested in a career in manufacturing is encouraged to register for an information session at The info session will be held Tuesday, February 20 from 6-9 p.m. in Coulter Hall, room C116.

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Apprenticeship Accelerator Career Training is the product of a unique collaboration coordinated by OCC’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Training is provided by OCC with additional apprenticeship, project and employer support provided by the American Apprenticeship Initiative, Manufacturers Association of Central New York and Jobs for the Future.

In the fall of 2017 OCC coordinated a similar program in Madison County. A total of 10 participants completed the coursework and qualified for apprenticeships at Knowles Capacitors, Canastota N/C Corp., Consolidated Precision Products, Manth Brownell and All Seasonings.