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New York State Department of Labor

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

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Albany, NY (May 30, 2019) -

The New England Carpenters Training Fund (AKA Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund) will conduct a recruitment from June 3, 2019 through June 1, 2020 for 20 carpenter (pile driver/dockbuilder) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications are available online at https://www.nectf.org/ during the recruitment period. Applicants who do not have Internet access may visit their local library or nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center (https://www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator/location-list-all.php). Applications are also available at the information sessions indicated below.

Prior to submitting an application, applicants are required to attend an information session at the New England Carpenters Training Fund (NECTF), at:

  • 16 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY 12203
  • 21 Jetview Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
  • 52 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY 12575
  • 6920 Princeton Court, Syracuse, NY 13212

The information sessions are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 P.M. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the information session will occur on the second Monday of that month at 6:00 P.M. At the conclusion of the information session, a code will be provided, which is required to complete an application. If assistance is required for completing an on-line application, please visit the NECTF listed above, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Please contact the NECTF at (518) 438-0901 for availability of information sessions in additional locations. Applications will be available at these locations as well.

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 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 with a minimum weight 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 indenture. If applicant tests positive, they cannot reapply for one year.
  • Must be willing to attend related instruction classes as required and travel to various locations statewide.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites (in counties listed below) and related instruction classes.
  • Must live in the geographical jurisdiction which includes all New York State counties excluding Nassau, Suffolk and the counties of the five boroughs of New York (Kings, Bronx, Queens, New York and Richmond), Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact New England Carpenters Training Fund at (518) 438-0901. 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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