Syracuse Surge: Advanced Manufacturing Training

Training Program Descriptions

Application Process & Timeline

  • Complete application by May 3rd
  • Attend applicant information & assessment session
  • Panel interview (In-person)
  • Notification of acceptance by May 6th
The City of Syracuse and CenterState CEO with SUNY EOC, OCM BOCES, Onondaga Community College are aligning with local employers to launch a collection of Syracuse Surge job training programs designed to prepare a tech enabled workforce for the New Economy.
 
Advanced manufacturing involves the use of automation technology to improve products and/or processes.The industry is growing at a rapid pace and the numbers are expected to continue to rise. Syracuse Surge is now accepting applications for two training programs designed to prepare participants for local in-demand careers.

Electrical Mechanical Technician: This three-week middle-skilled paid training experience co-led by Onondaga Community College and OCM BOCES, includes on-the-job training with employers. Its focus is to prepare skilled workers for careers in mechanical or electrical maintenance, personnel maintaining, and servicing large industrial equipment. Candidates should have a pre-assessed knowledge of electrical/mechanical basics. Entry-level wages for these careers start at $18 an hour.

Surge Advanced Manufacturing: This three-week introductory paid training program at SUNY EOC will prepare people for careers in clean high-tech advanced manufacturing. The program covers blueprint reading, industrial math, technical skills, professional development and one-on-one training with local employers. Entry-level wages start at $14 an hour with overtime frequently available. These careers typically have significant opportunities for advancement.
 
Program Eligibility 
  • 18 years or older
  • City of Syracuse, NY resident
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to attend the full training program 
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English for training and safety purposes
  • High school diploma or equivalent degree
  • Proof of vaccination against COVID-19
  • Knowledge of electrical/mechanical basics (Electrical Mechanical Technician only)

Experience

Prior experience is not necessary to apply to these programs. However, to help us find the best program match for you, can you tell us if you have any experience (formal or informal) performing electrical or mechanical repairs in the following areas? Please check all that apply. *
 

Program Details and Application

Surge Advanced Manufacturing Electrical Mechanical Technician
SUNY EOC
100 New Street Syracuse, NY 13202
May 9-27, 2022
Monday- Friday 9am-1pm
3 week program
Classroom setting
Tuition Free
Training stipend for students
 
This introductory paid training program will prepare people for careers in clean high-tech advanced manufacturing. The program covers:
  • No experience required.
  • Blueprint reading, industrial math, technical skills, and professional development
  • Introductions and assistance in applying to job openings at Next Gen Power Systems, Chimera integrations or ICM Controls.
  • Entry-level wages start at $14 an hour with overtime frequently available. These careers typically have significant opportunities for advancement.
Onondaga Community College
4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215
May 9-27, 2022
Monday- Friday 9am-2pm
3 week program
Classroom setting and on-the-job training
Tuition Free
Training stipend for students
 
This middle-skilled paid training experience co-led by Onondaga Community College and OCM BOCES, prepares skilled workers for careers in
mechanical or electrical maintenance, personnel maintaining and servicing large industrial equipment. 
  • Applicants must have knowledge of electrical/mechanical basics.
  • Entry-level wages for these careers start at approximately $18 an hour.
Please read the program descriptions above and select which program you would like to apply for. You may select one or both. 
Surge Advanced Manufacturing Training Program

Would you like to apply to this training program? *
Electrical Mechanical Technician Training

This program requrires some experience. Would you like to apply to this training program? *
Are you able to attend the full training program? *
Syracuse Surge training programs prepare participants to apply to job openings at local employers. Would you want to apply to a new job by the end of the program? *

Program Application

Are you a resident of the City of Syracuse? *
Have you lived in New York State for at least 1 year? *
Race *
Hispanic Origin *
Have you served in the US Military? *
Are you 18 years or older? *
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What is your current employment status? *
Do you have proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (This includes the primary COVID-19 vaccination series and a COVID-19 vaccine booster)? *
Are you currently authorized to work in the U.S.? *
Are you able to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. (examples: passport, driver's license, social security card, and/or birth certificate)? *
Do you have the ability to read, speak, and understand English for training and safety purposes? *
Do you have your high school diploma or equivalent degree? *