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RTMA Apprenticeship Program

In 2018, RTMA entered into an Intermediary Agreement with the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) to be a Sponsor for thirteen (13) Advanced Manufacturing Trades. This allows the RTMA to bring companies under their Sponsorship, as a signatory and remove a significant burden from individual companies. Apprenticeship is a formalized training program that allows youth to learn while they earn.

The RTMA Intermediary apprenticeship programs currently have 21 companies and 66 individual apprentices registered through the NYSDOL trade outlines. These companies are in the Finger Lakes Region from Monroe, Genesee, Wayne, Orleans, Seneca, Livingston, Wyoming, Yates and Ontario counites.



– Monroe Community College
– Genesee County Regional Economic Development Council (GCREDC)
– Genesee Community College
– Opti Pro
– Tooling U


Why Invest In ApprenticeShip – Bob Coyne



Electrical Mechanical Technician at Love Beets USA


rtma and love beets awarded proclamation from nysdol for support of apprenticeship programs – november 12th 2019


Wednesday March 4th, 2020

Bob Coyne from the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) and Steve Burton, Operations Manager at JML Optical, congratulate Jeffrey Muir from JML Optical. He graduated as our first Precision Optics Technician from the RTMA Apprenticeship Program.  Jeffrey was an outstanding apprentice and student at MCC and we wish him well in his career.



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