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February 25, 2021
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Albany, NY

North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund

North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund
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Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund (formerly known as New England Carpenters) will conduct a recruitment from May 3, 2021 through April 29, 2022 for 15 Carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications are available online at https://www.nectf.org/ during the recruitment period. Applicants who do not have Internet access may visit their local library or nearest New York State Department of Labor Career Center (https://www.labor.ny.gov/career-center-locator/location-list-all.php) when open.

Prior to submitting an application, applicants are required to attend an information session, available online on the first Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applicants must register for the information session at www.nectf.org and will be sent a Zoom link for the session at that time. At the conclusion of the information session, a code will be provided which is required to complete an application. If assistance is needed, please contact the NECTF at (518) 438-0901 for information sessions in additional locations and obtaining applications in-person if needed.

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, he/she cannot reapply for one year.
  • Must be willing to attend required classes at the approved school.
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from various job sites (in counties listed below) and required classes at the approved school.
  • Must live in the geographical jurisdiction which includes the counties of Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.
  • 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 the North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund at (518) 438-0901. 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.