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New York State Department of Labor

Finishing Trades Recruit Apprentices

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Menands, NY (March 23, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany will conduct a recruitment from April 26, 2017 through April 18, 2018 for five painter and decorator (structural steel and bridges) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the five openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for three recruitment regions - the Capital District, Mohawk Valley, and North Country regions.

Applications can be obtained and submitted, in person only, at The Finishing Trades Institute of New York at Albany Training Center, 191 Broadway, Menands NY, every Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

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 after selection and prior to indenture.    
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or the Finishing Trades Institute of NY at Albany at (518) 355-4840.

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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