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New York State Department of Labor

Electricians Recruit Apprentices

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Geneva, NY (August 14, 2019) -

The Geneva Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Local Union #840, will conduct a recruitment from September 12, 2019 through September 11, 2020 for eight Electrician apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today. Applications may be obtained, in person, from Local Union #840, 1401 Routes 5 and 20, Geneva, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays thru Fridays, except legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

Applicants must pay a $10.00 testing fee at the time of application. Applicants may request that this fee be waved. Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

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). Must have one year of algebra with passing grade. Proof of education required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must pass a physical examination and drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of an electrician, which includes:
    • Climbing and working off of scaffolds, ladders, poles, and towers of various heights.
    • Crawling and working in confined spaces such as attics and manholes.
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to operate company vehicles.
  • Must be willing and able to attend all classroom instruction as required to complete the apprenticeship program.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and related instruction.
  • Apprentices must furnish their own hand tools as appropriate for the trade. Estimated cost of hand tools is approximately $300 by the end of the program.
  • Must reside within the geographic jurisdiction of Local Union #840. This includes the following:
    • In Ontario County - The townships of Canandaigua, Farmington, Geneva, Gorham, Hopewell, Manchester, Phelps, and Seneca.
    • In Seneca County - All the townships except Covert and Lodi.
    • In Wayne County - The townships of Arcadia, Galen, Lyons, and Savannah.
    • In Yates County - All the townships
    • In Cayuga County - All townships except Genoa, Ira, Sterling, Victory, Locke, Sempronius, and Summerhill.
    • In Onondaga County - The townships of Elbridge and Skaneateles.
  • Must take and pass the NJATC Electrical Aptitude Test.
  • Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings given in English.

For further information, applicants should contact Geneva Electrical Local #840 at (315) 789-3330. 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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