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New York State Department of Labor

Sheet Metal Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Albany, NY (December 09, 2019) -

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC) for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #83, will conduct a recruitment from January 28, 2020 through January 27, 2021 for 10-15 Sheet Metal Worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications can be obtained in person at the JAC for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #83, 900 Commerce Drive, Clifton Park, NY, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Monday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications may also be obtained at https://smartlu83.org.

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). This must include a passing grade in Algebra, a passing grade in Math I, or a minimum of a 47 on the math portion of the GED or minimum of 500 on the TASC math test. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a Sheet Metal Worker, which includes:
    • Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to noise and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing and walking.
    • Repeated squatting and/or bending.
    • Working in severe weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
    • Working in restrictive or confined spaces.
    • Lifting and/or moving heavy objects and equipment.
    • Working off of ladders and scaffolds at various heights.
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to drive company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must submit to a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, if selected for the program.
  • Must submit to a background check at the sponsor’s expense, if selected for the program.
  • Must take the Criteria Corp-Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) and Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) tests. Applicant must score at least 30 on the CBST to be considered for the program.
  • Must reside within the jurisdiction of Local Union #83 for at least six months prior to application. This includes the following counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.

For further information, applicants should contact JAC for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #83 at (518) 489-1377. 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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