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New York State Department of Labor


Sheet Metal Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Brewster, NY (November 13, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #38, will conduct a recruitment from January 2, 2020 through December 30, 2020 (this recruitment has been postponed until further notice) for 30 sheet metal worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained at Local Union #38, 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 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) as recognized by official school authorities.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to operate company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must be willing and able to travel within the jurisdiction of Local Union #38, which includes:
    • New York State: The counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester
    • Connecticut: The counties of Fairfield and Litchfield
  • Must submit to drug testing, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must take a Math Test administered by Local Union #38. The trade requires an extensive amount of math and work with rulers.
  • Must provide Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact Local Union #38 at (845) 278-6983. 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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