Current Apprenticeship Openings

UPDATE! Upcoming Apprenticeship Openings -DC 9 and Carpenters

8-6-18

Hello P2A Community,

This is the new Apprenticeship Openings update. COMING UP: Finishing Trades DC 9 and Carpenters

Please know that you can always check all the Apprenticeship Openings on the NYS Department of Labor website at:https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/apprenticeshiparchive.shtm You must scroll down the list to "New York City" - about mid-way down the page. P2A can help you with your resume and to prepare for an interview. We also have some materials for you to use in studying for any aptitude tests. Please contact us - email is best: info@pathways2apprenticeship.org

APPRENTICESHIP OPENINGS:

1. The Finishing Trades Institute of New York DC 9 will be conducting a recruitment for 50 metal refinishers on Monday, August 13, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. at 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY. They will only be distributing 500 applications, so a line may start on Sunday. You must go in person with a state I.D. For more information, click here:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/currentrecruitments/metal-refinishers-finishing-trades-ny-may-21-2018.shtm

2. Finishing Trades Institute of New York DC 9 will also be conducting a recruitment for 50 painter, decorator, and paperhanger apprentices on Monday, September 17, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m. at 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City, NY. They will only be distributing 500 applications, so a line may start on Sunday. You must go in person with a state I.D. For more information, click here:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/currentrecruitments/painters-finishing-trades-ny-may-22-2018.shtm

3. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters are conducting a recruitment for 25 carpenter/ piledriver/ dockbuilder apprentices, 20 linoleum resilient tile and carpet layer apprentices, 10 cabinet maker apprentices, and 10 millwright apprentices. You can get an application on every 2nd Wednesday of each month until June 12, 2019 at the NYCDCC Training Center,395 Hudson St (Clarkson St entrance), 2nd floor from 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. There is no admittance after 7:30 a.m. You must go in person with a state I.D. For more information, click here:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/currentrecruitments/carpenters-jatc-nyc-may-29-2018.shtm

4. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City are conducting a recruitment for 100 carpenter apprentices. You can get an application on every 2nd Wednesday of each month until November 14, 2018 at the NYCDCC Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance),from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. There is no admittance after 7:30 a.m. You must go in person with a state I.D. Applications will include an instruction sheet regarding the requirements to return the application. For more information, click here: https://www.labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/currentrecruitments/carpenters-high-rise-january-08-2018.shtm

Local 79 Applicants: If you received an application number for Local 79 recruitment, you need to print the application and bring it into the training center by August 30. All applications were emailed. If you didn't receive one, please check your junk folder.

P2A is here to help. Please call or email us if you have any questions, would like us to review your resume, or help you prepare for an interview or if you need prep materials for any aptitude test.

P2A AND BUILDING TRADES CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

A union construction career is a solid pathway to a stable and comfortable middle class life. Wages can start at over $50,000/year plus health insurance and retirement benefits and the only requirements are a high school diploma, a positive mental attitude, and a commitment to being hardworking and reliable. The best way to get into a union construction career is through a union construction apprenticeship and P2A helps people from low-income communities access these union apprenticeship opportunities.

The NYC construction industry unions (also called the building and construction trades) include the Laborers, the Bricklayers, the Painters, the Ironworkers, the Carpenters, the Sheet Metal Workers, the Electricians, the Boilermakers, the Steelworkers, the Plumbers, the Cement Workers, and more. The apprenticeships for these unions open up at different times during the year -- some open up only once per year, others only every 2 or 3 years. Each union has its recruitment method and strict rules regarding how to apply. Generally, only a limited number of applications (such as 300 or 1000) will be made available at any particular time. For example, the Laborers, Local 79 has an on-line recruitment, which is generally over within 2 minutes. The Plumbers and Carpenters unions offer a limited number of paper applications available at their offices, for which people will line up a night or two before the office opens on that recruitment day. Others unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers and Boilermakers, require that applicants take a reading and math aptitude test at the time of the application, and only applicants who score above a certain level will be contacted.

P2A assists applicants with these application processes and conducts pre-apprenticeship classes to assist applicants in preparing for their interviews and with the apprenticeship process in general. P2A also sends out email updates on when these union construction apprenticeships open up and conducts info sessions on these apprenticeship opportunities at community organizations and public agencies throughout New York City. Much of the work of P2A is done by P2A peer mentors – full-time building trades apprentices who also serve as peer mentors for applicants and new apprentices.

To join the P2A community, all you need to do is sign up on the P2A mailing list with an email address and cell phone number.

You can click on any of these sites for more detail on all open apprenticeships in New York City: