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Changes of Approach

There are three approaches programs may use to train apprentices: Time-Based, Competency-Based, and Hybrid.

Programs requesting a change of approach are posted for a minimum of 30 calendar days to solicit public comments. During this time, any member of the public can submit comments. Comments received will be posted on the Department’s website at the end of the 30 day period.

There are two ways to submit comments:

  1. E-mail ATCO@labor.ny.gov. Make the subject line "Comments on Change of Approach."
  2. Mail comments to:
    Attention: Comments on Change of Approach
    Apprenticeship Training Program Office
    NYS Department of Labor
    State Office Campus
    Building 12, Room 459
    Albany, NY 12240

    Your E-mail or letter must contain the following information:

    • Your name
    • Your title
    • Organization name
    • Comments
Trades Under Review
Posted Public Comments DueTradeSponsorExisting ApproachProposed Change of ApproachPublic Comments

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