In January 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the moonshot goal of connecting 30,000 New Yorkers to apprenticeships by 2030. In this ambitious goal, the administration seeks to address two ongoing workforce and economic challenges The first challenge is a high number of job seekers unable to get a foothold into the job market and gain access to in-demand career pathways and family sustaining wages. The second challenge is that employers struggle to access talent that possesses the right skillsets to fill current vacant positions and prepare their businesses to meet the needs of emerging industry trends.

Last year, the Adams administration created a new Apprenticeship Accelerator within the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development (NYC Talent) to achieve the ambitious goal of delivering 30,000 apprenticeship opportunities by 2030. The Apprenticeship Accelerator is a specialized team dedicated to building partnerships with employers and training providers, and working across all sectors to create, scale, and improve pipelines to apprenticeships. To learn more about the work of NYC Talent’s Apprenticeship Accelerator and how New York City will expand apprenticeship opportunities to ensure we reach the moonshot goal, read the following practice brief: NYC Apprenticeship Accelerator Industry Brief

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Latest News:

  • On June 18th, the Robin Hood Foundation and the NYC Jobs CEO Council will host a deep dive on apprenticeships at Accenture’s New York City office. The deep dive will bring together stakeholders to discuss why apprenticeships are important for businesses, spotlight successful program examples, and to explore ways to expand public-private partnerships. The Robin Hood Foundation has been a vital partner in helping expand apprenticeship opportunities, including its support of the certified nursing assistant (CNA) to licensed practical nurse (LPN) training announced in June 2024.

  • June 14, 2024: PIX11 featured our work to expand NYC apprenticeship with a visit to Boyce Technologies in Queens. Learn more about the featured programs by visiting Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeships and Modern Youth Apprenticeship.

  • June 12, 2024 - the Apprenticeship Accelerator celebrated a major milestone toward our 30x30 moonshot: Mayor Adams Celebrates Major Progress on Administration's Moonshot Goal of Delivering 30,000 Apprenticeships by 2030

  • The Apprenticeship Expansion Request for Information (RFI) originally released by NYC Talent and the Workforce Development Corporation (WDC) has been reopened and will now be accepting submissions on a rolling basis to ensure an ongoing dialogue with the workforce field and increase potential for the collaborative expansion of apprenticeships. Submission to this RFI is a key step to becoming a part of the Apprenticeship Accelerator Community of Practice.
  • The submission deadline for the Apprenticeship Development and Implementation Request for Proposals (RFPs) closed in May 2024 and we will announce the awardees in the coming months. Thank you to all of the organizations that submitted proposals.

  • Learn about the current state of apprenticeship in NYC by reading our October 2023 New York City Apprenticeship Landscape Report developed with the support of Accenture.

To learn more about more about existing job, training, and apprenticeship opportunities visit: Jobs NYC