MACTI training is provided in cooperation with our partnering contractors, whose facilitates have been approved for instruction by the NYSDOL and NYSED. Our training partners generously provide us access to tools, equipment, materials, in-house expert resources and their facilities. Real life, relevant training is key to our apprentices’ success!

The Andromeda Community Initiative (ACI)

The Andromeda Community Initiative (ACI), is a nonprofit entity created to provide training, education, certification, career advisement, and job placement for individuals seeking to enter and thrive the construction industry. MACTI and ACI are excited to embrace the concept of a partnership to foster relationships, registered apprenticeship training and cooperation in the greater NYC Metro area. ACI partners with allies in the mission of creating jobs, investing in education and supporting NYC infrastructure. ACI has been recognized for its “demonstrated commitment to youth employment and applied learning as a path to career advancement” ~BuildingSkillsNY.

W.M. Schultz Construction, Inc.

W.M. Schultz Construction, Inc. WMS is focused on building long-term relationships with clients, subcontractors and suppliers, built on its company elements known as “Uniques”. These Uniques encompass their absolute commitment to:

World Class Safety
Old World Integrity
Genuine Caring People
Core Values

The WMS core values embody the vision of the company’s founder and convey who they are at Schultz - how they treat one another, how they deal with our customers, how they plan for safety and provide the standard on how they conduct business. MACTI is proud to work with WMS in the delivery of craft and apprenticeship training. Quality contractors, like WMS, set the foundation for greatness!

Terry Contracting & Materials, Inc.

Terry Contracting & Materials, Inc. Terry Contracting (TCM) was formed in 1986 as an excavation and site work company. Over the years, TCM expanded from the original site work focus to a strong resume of marine, environmental and landscaping projects. TCM’s success is grounded on its core values -which have not changed over the last twenty years - to provide a safe, quality project at a reasonable price.

TCM hosts MACTI training for the Carpentry, Laborer and Operating Engineer programs. TCM provides our apprentices with invaluable training opportunities on heavy equipment, in the welding shop, carpentry shop and in the expansive yard. Apprentices rave about the training – its relevant and real. Many thanks to Bob Terry and his team for helping to train our future workforce!

Suit-Kote, Inc.

In 1921, Harry J. Suits, Sr. and two friends formed a road construction company named Bolton, Suits and Gibbs. When the two partners retired, Harry continued to grow the business, taking only a brief hiatus during World War II to assist with the construction of the Sampson Naval Base located in NY. Since then, Suit-Kote has grown to provide a wide range of services that primarily focus on paving roads and distributing liquid asphalt products to counties, towns, and villages.

As a result of the corporation’s growth, Suit-Kote now proudly employs more than 800 skilled individuals that make up the “Suit-Kote family.” Suit-Kote is committed to not only reinvesting in the company but it’s employees as well. Suit-Kote’s motto “Your road to tomorrow begins with us” can also be applied to the concepts of training! Thanks to SK for your ongoing commitment to promote careers in construction!



  • John Russo
    “Our partnership with the Alliance has opened up many new opportunities allowing us to qualify for many projects we were unable to work on previously. The resin flooring industry has always been classified as a specialty trade. It was very difficult (if not impossible) to join and meet all the criteria for the available apprentice programs offered by New York State. Your unique program has allowed us to meet all the required criteria thus opening up various opportunities for projects. We look forward to working with the Alliance for many years to come.”
    John Russo
    Blendex Industrial Corporation
  • Tracey Moore
    “Javen Construction is proud to have partnered with the Merit Apprenticeship Alliance from its inception. We are pleased to be able to offer training opportunities for the industry’s future workforce through the Alliance while enhancing our ability to contract with public agencies. The apprentices have proven to be responsible, eager to learn, and a productive part of our labor force. Javen looks forward to a long and successful relationship with the Alliance.”
    Tracey Moore
    Javen Construction
  • “Meyer Contracting Corp, as a charter member of the Merit Apprenticeship Alliance, is firmly committed to promoting careers in construction through apprenticeship. The Alliance has provided us the opportunity to integrate apprenticeship into our corporate training plan, increase business development opportunities and meet owner bidding requirements. As the company looks to the future, we continue to focus on our short-term goals: to provide our customers with a positive construction experience and to continue to invest in customer relations and long range marketing.Our vision for the future includes the Merit Apprenticeship Alliance as a key partner in developing our skilled workforce. Meyer Contracting believes that its success is attributed to our highly skilled professionals’ unique ability to deliver quality projects on time and within budget.”
    Christian Meyer
    Meyer Contracting Corp


Good quality open-shop contractors should – and do – invest in registered apprenticeship training because the construction industry needs safe, skilled workers.

The Alliance proudly offers New York State and US Department of Labor approved apprenticeship training in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Alliance contractors provide high quality on-the-job training.



For any questions, feel free to contact us via email or phone. We look forward to speaking with you.