The North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund (a.k.a. the New England Carpenters Training Fund and the Northeast Carpenters Apprenticeship Fund) will conduct a recruitment from October 4, 2021 through October 3, 2022 for two Carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.
Applications can only be obtained and submitted online at www.nasctf.org during the recruitment period. Applicants must attend an information session offered on the first Monday of each month. Prior to attending the information session, applicants must register online at www.nasctf.org. Applicants can visit https://www.nasctf.org/become-an-apprentice/ to register for the next information (virtual) session. Applicants who do not have internet access may contact their local library or nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center (dol.ny.gov/career-centers) to see if they are open and can accommodate.
Prior to submitting an electronic application, applicants are required to attend a virtual information session, via Zoom, which is given on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If the first Monday falls on a holiday, the information session will occur on the second Monday of that month at 6:00 p.m. Applicants must register for the location that is closest to their current residence. Please note, spaces are limited, and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. At the conclusion of the information session, a code will be provided, which is required to complete an application. If assistance is required for completing an online application, please contact the NASCTF at (631) 952-9555, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during the application process, each applicant must wear an appropriate face covering and respect and maintain a proper social distance while standing in a line, both inside and outside the building, as well as while completing the actual application for apprenticeship.
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). Proof will be required at time of application.
- Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of a Carpenter, which may include:
- Working on scaffolds and in confined spaces.
- Working under conditions of inclement weather, such as rain, snow, cold, heat, and direct sunlight.
- Performing constant repetitive motions.
- Climbing and working from heights.
- Lifting items weighing a minimum of 50 lbs.
- Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time.
- Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship. If applicant tests positive, they cannot reapply for one year.
- Must be willing to attend required classes at the approved school as required.
- Must have reliable means of transportation and be willing to travel to and from various job sites (in counties listed below) and required classes at the approved school.
- Must live in the geographical jurisdiction of the NASCTF, which includes the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.
- 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 North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund at (631) 952-9555. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).
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.