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New York State Department of Labor

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

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Rock Tavern, NY (July 28, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund will conduct a recruitment from August 31, 2017 through August 30, 2018 for four carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained in person at the Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Training Center, 52 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern, NY, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.

Applicants should be prepared to take a math and measurement computation test at the time of application.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide valid photo identification, after selection and prior to indenture. 
  • 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 sign a statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work of a carpenter, which may include:
    • Lifting and carrying objects over 50 pounds.
    • Climbing and working off of scaffolds and ladders at various heights.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Working in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
    • Performing constant repetitive motions.
    • Standing, stooping, and kneeling for prolonged periods of time.
    • Following established safety rules and regulations, and maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
    • Shaping and cutting materials using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
    • Assembling and fastening materials using hand tools, wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
    • Building or repairing cabinets, doors, framework, floors, and other wooden fixtures using woodworking machines, hand tools, and power tools.
    • Erecting scaffolding and ladders.
    • Installing structures and fixtures using hand tools and power tools.
  • Must live within the geographical jurisdiction of Zone 11, which includes the counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work sites throughout the Hudson Valley and related instruction classes.
  • Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must participate in an interview, if selected.
  • Must attend related instruction at an Empire State Carpenters Regional Training Facility for four one-week periods, during each of the four years of apprenticeship.
  • 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 the Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee at (845) 567-1810.

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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