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Recruitment drive for apprentice carpenters and other skilled trades

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The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Carpenters JATC of New York City and vicinity is conducting a recruitment through Aug. 9, 2023 for 25 carpenter (piledriver/dockbuilder) apprentices; 20 linoleum, resilient tile and carpet layer apprentices; 10 cabinet maker apprentices; and 10 millwright apprentices, the state Department of Labor has announced.

Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years old at the time of application and must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

They must provide proof of any trade-related experience, certification or education, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship. They must be physically able to perform the work of the trade without posing a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others. Applicants must also pass a substance-abuse screening, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship, at a collection site designated by the JATC.

They must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have the legal right to work in the United States. They also must provide DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

Applications

Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson St. (Clarkson Street entrance), 2nd floor, in Manhattan on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding Dec. 14 and Jan. 11, during the recruitment period. Applications will be available from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. only. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to obtain an application. In order to receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.

Completed original applications must be submitted by mail to the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, New York City, NY 10014. All applications must be completed correctly and postmarked no later than five business days from the date that the application was provided. 

Applicants that comply with the application steps will receive a confirmation letter and will remain on file until demand for apprentices is anticipated. Once apprentices are needed, selected applicants will be notified, by mail, to attend a four-hour initial orientation. Applicants that do not arrive on time to the initial orientation will be disqualified from further consideration.

At the end of orientation, applicants will be scheduled for an interview at a future date and will be provided with an instruction sheet and a list of original documents that will be required, if they are accepted into the program. Applicants that do not arrive on time to their scheduled interview will be disqualified from further consideration.

As apprentices are requested by signatory contractors, the top-ranking candidates will be notified to attend a final orientation. Applicants must arrive on time to the final orientation with proper documentation. All applicants must bring originals of all verification documents. Those that do not comply will be disqualified from further consideration. A conditional offer of employment will be made to all attendees of the final orientation.

For further information, applicants should contact the Carpenters JATC of New York City and Vicinity at (212) 727-2224. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.

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