Albany, NY (May 04, 2012) -
The Capital District Sheet Metal Workers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, Local Union #83, will conduct a recruitment from May 21, 2012 through May 20, 2013 for six sheet metal worker apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Colleen C. Gardner announced today.
Applications can be obtained at the Local Union #83, 718 Third Street, Albany, NY from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each Monday of the month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications will not be accepted on 5/28/12, 9/3/12, 11/12/12 and 2/18/13. Applications are also available online at http://www.smwlocal83.org/.
The Committee requires that applicants:
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D) with a passing grade in Algebra, Math I or a minimum of 47 on the G.E.D. Math. (Copy of high school transcript or G.E.D. certificate with scores is required.)
- Must be physically able to perform the work required, as determined by a signed affidavit. Work includes the following:
- Working with sharp objects and hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to noise and respiratory irritants. It may also include prolonged standing, walking and repeated squatting and/or bending.
- Working under extreme temperatures, such as outside on winter days or inside in confined areas where high temperatures can be reached (as in a boiler room).
- The lifting and/or moving of heavy objects and equipment, and working off ladders and scaffolds at unprotected heights.
- Must have a valid New York State driver's license. Apprentices may be required to drive company vehicles. (Copy of license will be required.)
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work and apprentice school.
- Must submit to a drug screening at the Committee's expense - if selected for the program.
- Must take the U.S. Department of Labor BOLT Reading and Arithmetic Achievement tests.
- Must reside in the following jurisdiction for at least six months prior to application: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington counties.
For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or the Local Union #83 at 518-489-1377.
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.