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New York State Department of Labor

Insulation & Asbestos Workers Recruit Apprentices

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Long Island City, NY (January 31, 2020) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for Heat & Frost Insulators, Local Union #12, will conduct a recruitment from March 5, 2020 through May 21, 2020 for 23 Insulation and Asbestos Worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 23 openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for two recruitment regions – the Long Island and New York City regions of the state.

Applications must be obtained in person at JATC for Heat & Frost Insulators Local Union #12, 15-32 127th Street, 1st Floor, College Point, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., every Thursday, excluding legal holidays and excluding March 26, 2020, during the recruitment period. Applicants must bring a valid state or federal photo identification to pick up an application. All applicants will be assigned a date to bring back their completed applications and take an aptitude test.

A $25.00 testing fee will be charged to each applicant. A money order for $25, made out to Local 12 AJEF, must be returned with the application. Please note: This fee may be waived upon request. 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 have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). A copy of the high school diploma and transcripts, or an official copy of GED/TASC test results will be required with the completed application.
  • Must pass a physical exam, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must sign an affidavit attesting that they are physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must pass a certified drug test, at the expense of the sponsor. The drug test will be given to those under final consideration. Once enrolled in the apprenticeship program, apprentices will be drug tested both yearly and randomly, at the expense of the sponsor.
  • Must take an aptitude test administered by Apprentice Performance Solutions.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and required classes at the approved school
  • Must provide their own tools and work clothes, at an approximate cost of $500.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.

For further information, applicants should contact at JATC for Heat & Frost Insulators Local Union #12 at (718) 784-1899. 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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