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New Software Developer Apprenticeship Launches in Syracuse New York

This program comes as a result of the city's new Syracuse Surge initiative that intends to open up new opportunities in the city.

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Sovann Boyd

Sovann Boyd

Digital Marketing Specialist @ ApprentiScope

The city of Syracuse, NY has teamed up with the Manufacturers Association of New York (MACNY) for the creation of the area’s first apprenticeship program in software development. The city has previously been working with multiple private-sector developers to build a pipeline of skilled workers within the tech industries. 

This program comes as a result of the city's new Syracuse Surge initiative that intends to open up opportunities that will attract new talent to the city government as well as the areas growing digital workforce. MACNY administers registered apprenticeships in partnership with the NYS Department of Labor. In December 2020, the Syracuse Common Council passed an ordinance allowing Syracuse to enter an agreement with MACNY to sponsor apprenticeships in software development. 

 

“MACNY is thrilled to partner with the City of Syracuse on our first apprenticeship program in the trade of Information Technology. We know this program will open up even more employment opportunities for local residents while helping the City meet its workforce needs,” said Laury Ferguson, MACNY Director of Apprenticeship and Workforce Development.”

 said MACNY Director of Apprenticeship and Workforce Development Laury Ferguson.

 

The program just recently welcomed its first apprentice a city resident Nicole Broadnax who was initially hired to the division of Digital Services where the goal was to put her on a formally registered apprenticeship path to become a Software Engineer. Now that she is the first Software Developer Apprentice in CNY, Nicole will receive a journeyman card similar to how plumbers, electricians, and skilled trades receive their credentials by the end of her apprenticeship.

Under the current laws and regulations, MACNY’s program is paired with a New York State Department of Labor approved curriculum and technical instruction provided through MACNY’s educational partners, Through this process, participants will also be able to earn college credit toward the attainment of an Associate Degree for the training classes and work completed.

 

 

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Read full article here: https://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/cny-launches-software-developer-apprenticeship-program/ 

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