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New York State Department of Labor

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

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Latham, NY (November 27, 2017) -

The Tri-City Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Electricians, Local Union #236, will conduct a recruitment from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 for 60 electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be submitted online at any time, at the following website: www.tricityjatc.org.  Applicants can visit Local Union #236 at 428 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY, for assistance with completing applications. Computers are available at the union’s office for applicants who do not have access to a computer. Applicants can also access computers by visiting their local Department of Labor Career Center. 

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), including one year of algebra. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must qualify for an interview by passing the NJATC electrical aptitude test. There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for the test. Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of an electrician, which may include:
    • Climbing and working from ladders and scaffolds of various heights.
    • Crawling and working in confined spaces such as attics, manholes, and crawl spaces.
  • Must be able to read and understand English.
  • Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings.
  • Must reside within the geographic jurisdiction of Local Union #236, which includes the following counties: Albany, Columbia, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington, a small portion of Otsego (townships: Decatur, Worcester, East Worcester, and South Worcester), and a portion of Greene County (north of Route 23A).
  • Must pass a physical exam, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture. 
  • Must be willing and able to travel to and from various job sites within the geographical jurisdiction of Local Union #236.
  • Must be willing and able to attend all related classroom training as required to complete the apprenticeship.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #236 at (518) 785-5167.

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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