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Growing the Pipeline in Manufacturing

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program offers an unprecedented solution to our region’s skilled trades shortage in advanced manufacturing.

We Bridge the Gap

FLYAP is a one-of-a-kind career exploration program. We connect students to advanced manufacturing companies through Matching Day events that lead to job shadows and paid co-ops.

Launched in the fall of 2019 by the Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association (RTMA) and Monroe Community College (MCC), FLYAP partners with every BOCES and Career & Technical Education high school in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region.

2022 East High School Signing Day

To date, FLYAP has registered nearly 500 students for career exploration opportunities at 150 businesses in the region.

The Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program is the only program of its kind for advanced manufacturing in New York State.

Do you want a rewarding career that builds confidence and allows you to provide for your family?

Then apprenticeships are a career pathway for you because you can learn while you earn.

Industrial Manufactruing Technician at Eastman Kodak in a modern Manufacturing facility in Rochester new York

FLYAP is preparing students for the modern-day workforce.

We connect students interested in manufacturing to our local businesses so they can start a career while in high school.

Two Eastman Kodak technicians work on equipment that the FInger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program helps support future apprentices that will work on this equipment

Preparing your students through career exploration.

FLYAP is brining apprenticeship to the decision discussion. Let’s partner for the future!


Two Eastman Kodak Technicians Walking in a Modern Manufactruing Facility in Rochester NY that the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship program supports future employees through NYSDOL apprenticeships

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