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May 11, 2023
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New York City, NY

Carpenters JATC of NYC & Vicinity

Carpenters JATC of NYC & Vicinity
Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from May 24, 2023 through February 28, 2024 for 25 carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applicants must attend an in-person information session at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center (NYCDCC Training Center), 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, New York. Information Sessions will be held on the Second & Fourth Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. for all trades during the recruitment period. There will be no admittance after 9 a.m. Off-site information sessions and virtual information sessions may be added if necessary. In order to receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.

Please note, spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. At the conclusion of the information session, a passcode will be given which is required to complete an online application.

Applicants must sign in during the in-person information session. Failure to sign in will disqualify the individual from further consideration. Applicants will receive a passcode during the in-person information session, which will allow them to access the application online. Applications are only available online during the recruitment period at www.nyccarpenterstrainingcenter.org.

Completed applications must be submitted and received through the website portal (www.nyccarpenterstrainingcenter.org) within 60 days from the date of the information session. Failure to comply will disqualify the individual from further consideration.

Applications that comply with the previous application steps will receive a confirmation letter and will be scheduled for an interview at a future date and will be provided with an instruction sheet and a list of original documents that will be required if they are accepted into the program. Applicants that do not arrive on time to their scheduled interview will be disqualified from further consideration.

As apprentices are requested by signatory contractors, the top-ranking candidates will be required to attend an orientation. Applicants must arrive on time to the orientation with proper documents. All applicants must bring originals of all the verification documents. Those that do not comply will be disqualified from further consideration. A conditional offer of employment will be made to all attendees of the orientation.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of application.
  • 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 enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade without posing a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others.
  • Must be 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, hear and direct sunlight,
    • Performing constant repetitive motions.
    • Climbing and working from heights.
    • Lifting items weighing a minimum of 50 pounds.
    • Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must pass a substance abuse screening, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship, at a designated collection site designated by the JATC. Applicants that do not pass the substance abuse screening will be notified and disqualified from further consideration.
  • Must be able to read, hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings in English.
  • Must provide proof (detailed examples) of any trade-related experience, certification, or education, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites and classes at the approved school.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.  

For further information, applicants should contact New York City District Council of Carpenters at (212) 727-2224. 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.