AAI of WNY seeks to support youth, educators, parents, and dislocated workers in gaining an awareness of the  many career opportunities in manufacturing and how apprenticeship is a great “earn and learn” way to receive  training and credentials for a satisfying career. 


AAI of WNY partners with local school districts, BOCES, and workforce development agencies to support programs that train youth and dislocated workers for advanced manufacturing skills.  AAI of WNY helps coordinate manufacturing plant tours and bring industry speakers into classrooms.  Photos below are of Burgard High School Career and Technical Education Students. Watch this page for updates on events and activities for youth and dislocated workers!

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The  AAI of WNY is funded by a $2.9 million grant awarded to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 

by the US Department of Labor,  Employment and Training Administration. The content of this publication 

does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the US Department of Labor. 

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