The American Apprenticeship Initiative (AAI) of WNY is an employer-driven United States Department of Labor (USDOL) workforce development grant for Advanced Manufacturers in WNY.  

The AAI of WNY offers companies:

Apprenticeship offers employees:

  • Tuition reimbursement for apprentices'
    classroom training (related technical
  • Career advancement opportunities
    paired with wage increases
  • Additional leveraged funds for apprentices'
    tools and supplies
  • Nationally recognized credentials
  • Technical support to assist employers
    in expanding their Registered Apprenticeship
    programs and achieve their workforce
    development goals

The AAI of WNY offers apprentices:

  • Personalized access to support
    services to assist successful completion


For more information, see our program brochure.

Additional Funding for Registered Apprenticeship Programs



Questions? Contact the AAI of WNY Staff:

Holly Hutchinson, Project Director 

(716) 887-2615
[email protected]


Minesh Patel, Resource Coordinator

[email protected]



Catherine Muth, Workforce Development Specialist 

(716) 887-2706
[email protected]

Meghan Hardy, Project Support Specialist

[email protected]



Current AAI of WNY Employers: