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The North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund (formerly known as New England Carpenters) will conduct a recruitment from March 7, 2022 through March 6, 2023 for two cabinetmaker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.

Applications are available online at during the recruitment period. Applications can only be obtained and submitted online. Applicants who do not have Internet access may visit their local library or nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center when open.

Interested candidates must attend an in-person information session prior to submitting an electronic application. In person information sessions are given the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period at NASCTF, 16 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY 12203; 21 Jetview Drive, Rochester, NY 14624; 52 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 12575; 270 Motor Parkway, Dept B, Hauppauge, NY 11788; or 6920 Princeton Court, Syracuse, NY 13212. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the information session will occur at the second Monday of that month at 6:00 p.m. Please note, spaces are limited, and filled on a first come first serve basis. At the conclusion of the information session, a passcode will be given which is required to complete an online application. If any assistance is needed for completing the online application, please contact the NASCTF at (631) 952-9555 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the application process each applicant MUST wear an appropriate face covering and respect & maintain a proper social distance while standing in line, both inside and outside the building, as well as while completing the actual application for apprenticeship.

The Committee requires that applicants:

Must be at least 18 years old.

Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required at time of application.

Must have ability to read, interpret and work from sketches, drawings or blue prints.

Must have ability to use stationary and portable hand tools, as well as power tools.

Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of a carpenter, which may include:

Working on scaffolds and in confined spaces.

Working under conditions of inclement weather, such as rain, snow, cold, heat, and direct sunlight.

Performing constant repetitive motions.

Climbing and working from heights.

Lifting items weighing a minimum of 50 lbs.

Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time.

Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship. If applicant tests positive, he/she cannot reapply for one year.

Must be willing to attend required classes at the approved school.

Must have reliable transportation and willing to travel to and from various job sites (in counties listed below) and required classes at the approved school.

Must live in the geographical jurisdiction of the NASCTF, which include the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington, Nassau, Suffolk, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga, Madison, Oswego, Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, Oneida, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence.

Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund at (631) 952-9555. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: <>).

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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