Current Apprenticeship Openings

UPDATE! Upcoming Apprenticeship Openings -DC 9 and Carpenters


Hello P2A Community,

This is the new Apprenticeship Openings update.

Asbestos Workers, Carpenters, and Bricklayers


  • The Asbestos, Lead, and Hazardous Waste Laborers, Local Union #78 will be conducting a recruitment beginning on Wednesday 11/14/18 for 200 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices. Applications can be obtained from the Mason Tenders Training Fund, 42-53 21st Street, Long Island City, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month during the recruitment period, excluding legal holidays. All applications must be picked up in person. The requirements are an 8th grade education or higher and be physically able to do the following:
    • Lift and carry approximately 94 lbs. of material for a distance of 30 feet and restack it to a height of approximately 54 inches.
    • Use a shovel to load approximately half of a cubic yard of material into a wheelbarrow, wheeling it 100 feet, and depositing it into a container.
    • Work at heights of 50 feet or more.
    • Work in confined spaces.
    • Work in extreme temperatures, both indoors and outdoors.
      For more information about this opportunity, please visit:


  • The High Rise Concrete Carpenters are finishing its recruitment on Wednesday, 11/14!To get an application, please go to 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:


  • The 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 from July 11, 2018 to June 12, 2019.  You can get an application on every 2ndWednesday of each month (11/14 is the next time) at the NYCDCC Training Center, 395 Hudson St (Clarkson St entrance), 2ndfloor 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:


  • The Bricklayers, Local Union #1 are conducting a recruitment through June 28, 2019 for ten bricklayer-mason apprentices; five stone mason apprentices; ten pointer, caulker, & cleaner apprentices; and five plasterer apprentices. The next date is11/30/18! Applications are available at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the following dates: 12/21/18, 1/25/19, 2/22/19, 3/29/19, 4/26/19, 5/31/19, and 6/28/19. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. There will be no admittance after 8:30 a.m. An aptitude test will be conducted at the time of application. Testing and processing will be held until 10:00 a.m. Mail-in or online applications will not be accepted. For more information, click here:


Please know that you can always check all the Apprenticeship Openings on the NYS Department of Labor website at:    You must scroll down the list to “New York City” – about mid-way down the page.  The list is shown below.  You can click on any of these sites for more detail on all open apprenticeships in New York City:

P2A is here to help.  We 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:


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: