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Soft Skill Preparation

Get ready for Matching Day!

When You Sign Up!

  • Register with a personal email (school emails are often blocked)
  • Fill out with a lot of information – we want to learn about you!
  • Set up and check your voicemail and text messages

Prepare For Matching Day

  • Look into the camera and dress respectfully
  • Learn about the companies – we will give you info
  • Pay attention and ask questions

After Matching Day

  • Give us your matches as soon as possible – your placement may depend on it
  • Work with your teachers, instructors and work-based learning coordinators – they care about your success
  • Once you get the job – communicate your schedule

After Signing Day

  • Be on time and dressed for the job – no dangling jewelry, no open-toed shoes, etc.
  • Pay attention – leads to safety and allows you to learn
  • Ask questions and try your best – if you’re coachable – you will succeed!

Soft Skills Tips for Students

Check out some tips on how to make your Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Experience the best one!


Learn more about FLYAP!

What is FLYAP?

Ideal Candidates

Manufacturing Today

Why Enroll

The Process

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships for the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program include:

Participation sponsorship

Ready to start building your next-generation workforce? We are continuously looking for employers who will offer job shadows and paid co- ops to our participating students. With a critical shortage of skilled labor in our area, you can proactively recruit upcoming talent by participating in the FLYAP and sponsoring students to be your future employees and journey-workers. If you are interested in becoming a participation sponsor, please visit our For Employers page and fill out the application form.

Financial Sponsorship

In order to expand and improve the FLYAP, we need funding partners who are willing to invest in our future workforce. We are extremely honored and proud to partner with our two founding sponsors, The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation and Rochester Gas & Electric, on this innovative program. These formidable organizations have provided vital funding to promote, market, and reward students through the journey of the program. If you are interested in becoming a financial sponsor, please visit our Contact page and fill out the form.


To provide an exceptional experience for our students and partners, we are engaging with organizations whose resources and expertise complement the offerings of Monroe Community College and The Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association. The organizations that we are currently working with are BOCES, Rochester City School District, Genesee Community College, Finger lakes Community College, webSURGE Digital Marketing, Entercom, MakeWay, FAME, GCREDC, and Causewave Community Partners. If you are interested in partnering with the Finger Lakes Youth Apprenticeship Program, please visit our Contact page and fill out the form.


James M. Nieboer Scholarship Fund

For students enrolled in curricula related to the metalworking industry at an accredited community, junior or technical post-secondary institutions.

Student must be a high school or GED graduate with satisfactory performance in the prerequisites for the chosen field.

Tooling and Machining Endowed Scholarship (TAM)

To support the tooling and machining industry, providing new workers and upgrading skills of current and future employees.

Student must be enrolled full or part-time in the tooling and machining program and maintain a minimum GPA.


MCC Career Coach

MCC Career Coach & Associated Programs

Discover majors and in-demand careers and education based on your interests!

NYS DOL Apprenticeships

New York State Department of Labor

Learn about apprenticeships in New York State.

2023 Program Sponsors and Partners

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