Syracuse Surge: Advanced Manufacturing Training

Training Program Descriptions

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 including Giovanni Foods and Anheuser Busch. 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 range for these careers is approximately $18 to $25 an hour.

Surge Advanced Manufacturing: This two-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 employers NexGen Power Systems, Chimera integrations and ICM Controls. Entry-level wages range from $14 to $18 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)

Application Process & Timeline

  • Apply by December 6, 2021 (Application will close by 5:00 pm)
  • Mandatory Applicant Information Sessions
  • Applicant Pre-screen Assessments and Panel Interview (In-person)
  • Notification of acceptance by December 20, 2021

Which training program is best for you?

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. *