The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from July 10, 2019 through June 10, 2020 for 25 carpenter (piledriver/dockbuilder) apprentices; 20 linoleum, resilient tile, and carpet layer apprentices; 10 cabinet maker apprentices; and 10 millwright apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor has announced.

Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd floor (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, N.Y., on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding Dec. 11, 2019 and Jan. 8, 2020. Applications will be available on the second Wednesday from 7 to 7:30 a.m. ONLY. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to complete an application. In order to receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.

All completed original applications must be submitted by mail to the New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014. All applications must be completed correctly and postmarked no later than five (5) business days from the date that the application was provided. Failure to comply will disqualify the individual from further consideration.

Applicants that comply with the previous 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 of the 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.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of application.
  • 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 indenture.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others.
  • Must pass a substance abuse screening, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of selection and prior to indenture, at a collection site designated by the JATC. Applicants that do not pass the substance abuse screening will be notified and disqualified from further consideration.
  • Must provide proof of any trade-related experience, certification, or education, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must provide DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact NYC District Council of Carpenters at (212) 727-2224. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center.

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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