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New York State Department of Labor

Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Recruit Apprentices

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Whitney Point, NY (December 09, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) for the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftsmen (IUBAC), Local Union #3, will conduct a recruitment from January 6, 2020 through January 4, 2021 for 15 Bricklayer, Mason, and Plasterer apprentices; one Cement Mason apprentice; and one Tile Setter apprentice, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained online from Local Union #3’s website (Ithaca Office/Southern Tier section) at: https://www.baclocal3ny.com/. Applicants who do not have access to a printer may obtain an application at the JAC for the IUBAC Local Union #3 Ithaca Training Center, 4 Railroad Street, Whitney Point, NY from 8:00a.m. to 3:30p.m., every Monday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

Completed applications must be returned to the JAC for the IUBAC Local Union #3, Ithaca Training Center, 4 Railroad Street, Whitney Point, no later than 1/4/2021.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have at least a 10th grade education.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of these trades, which may include:
    • Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to noise and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing and walking.
    • Repeated squatting and/or bending.
    • Working indoors and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Lifting and moving heavy objects and equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Working on ladders and scaffolds which may exceed 50 feet.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be prepared to take a math and measurement computation test at the time of interview.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact JAC for the IUBAC, Local Union #3 at (607) 786-8945. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: https://www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator/location-list-all.php).

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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