Apprenticeship programs expanding at CUNY colleges

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New York Construction Report staff writer

Governor Kathy Hochul this week announced a $2 million to add 12 apprenticeship programs at the City University of New York for associate degrees starting in Fall 2023, a large expansion of for-credit apprenticeships targeting in-demand industries. Additions build on five existing apprenticeship programs embedded within CUNY associate degree programs in software engineering, consulting, finance, risk management and cybersecurity.

“Apprenticeships are a critical launching pad for good-paying, impactful careers and we’re proud to build a robust program for CUNY students,”  Hochul said. “With this additional $2 million investment, we’re able to expand apprenticeship programs for associate degree programs and open up new opportunities for New Yorkers across the state.”

New apprenticeship offerings will launch at all 10 CUNY colleges which offer associate degrees; in addition to the seven CUNY community colleges, two-year degrees are offered at College of Staten Island, Medgar Evers College and New York City College of Technology. Employers hosting the apprenticeships will pay students, and the students will earn nine course credits.

Students will be placed in companies like JPMorgan Chase, EY, Citi, American Express, Deloitte, AIG, Mastercard and Wells Fargo, which are all part of the New York Jobs CEO Council. The Jobs Council is a coalition of CEOs from some of the city’s largest employers with the goal of employing 100,000 low-income and diverse New Yorkers — including 25,000 CUNY students and graduates — by the end of the decade.

The expansion will create apprenticeships for hundreds of students.


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