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New York State Department of Labor

Insulation & Asbestos Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Rochester, NY (January 23, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Heat & Frost Insulators, Local Union #26, will conduct a recruitment from March 7, 2019 through February 6, 2020 for two insulation and asbestos worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained and completed in person at Local Union #26, 4348 Culver Road, Suite 3, Rochester, NY, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.  

A $25.00 testing fee will be required on the day of the test. Please note, you may request that this fee be waived. 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 verbally attest that they are physically able to perform the work required of the trade.
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to drive company vehicles.
  • Must reside within the jurisdiction of Local Union #26 for at least one year. This includes the counties of Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Yates, and Steuben.
  • Must watch a “Realistic Job Preview” video and take a “Success Profile Assessment” test.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from related instruction classes.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. 
  • 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 #26 at (585) 323-1620.

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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