Addabbo: Looking for a skilled labor job? Apply for these apprentinceship programs

Several New York City labor unions will be accepting applications for a number of different job and training programs starting this month, and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. wants to share that information with you.

First, the New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) has open spots in their six apprentice programs for General Building Carpenters, Dock Builders/Timbermen, Millwrights, Cabinet Makers, High Rise Concrete Carpenters, and Floor Coverers. These four to five year training programs combine state-of-the-art training with classroom and shop instruction, and are an incredible opportunity to access the sustainable jobs and lifelong benefits of union membership.

Apprentices who are accepted into the NYCDCC Training Center are expected to attend no less than 144 hours of related classroom instruction which includes, health and safety instruction, blueprint reading, drywall installation, concrete forms, house framing, welding, floor covering, cabinet making, steam turbine generator installation and maintenance to name a few possibilities. Apprentices are also required to perform on the job training for at least 1,300 hours per year practicing what they have learned in school and perfecting their skills.

To learn more about this program, visit the NYCDCC Training Center website here: https://nyccarpenterstrainingcenter.org/ or email recruiting@nycdistrictcouncil.org.

Additionally, the NYS Department of Labor announced that the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City will recruit 100 apprentices starting in February. Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) Training Center — located at 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor in Manhattan — on the second Wednesday of each month, during the recruitment period, from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m.

Recruitment for the program will start February 9, and run through November 9. To receive an application, the applicant must provide government-issued picture identification, and be the one picking up the application. Completed applications must then be submitted by mail to the NYCDCC Training Center, no later than five business days from the date that the application was provided. For more information about this apprenticeship program, you can call the High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City at 212-727-2224.

Two other labor unions have also announced upcoming apprentice recruitment opportunities.

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, will conduct a recruitment from January 24 through February 4, for 25 stationary engineer apprentices. Applications for stationary engineer apprentices can be obtained at Operating Engineers, Local Union #30, located at 16-16 Whitestone Expressway in Whitestone, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. Applications must be returned via U.S. Postal Service certified mail and postmarked no later than March 1. For further information, applicants should contact Local Union #30 at 718-847-8484.

The Local 1010 Pavers Joint Apprenticeship Committee will conduct a limited recruitment from January 31 through February 11, for 10 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices. Applications must be obtained and submitted in person at the Local 1010 Pavers JATC, located at 17-20 Whitestone Expressway, 3rd floor in Whitestone, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period. This is a limited-application recruitment as only 100 applications will be distributed, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The recruitment will be offered for 10 business days or until 100 applications have been issued, whichever comes first. Applications will need to be returned, in person, to Local 1010 JAC at the above address by no later than 1 p.m. on February 14. For further information, applicants should contact Local 1010 Pavers Joint Apprenticeship Committee at 718-886-3310.

“This is the perfect opportunity for those in a skilled trade profession to take that first step and join one of these great unions,” Addabbo said. “Skilled labor is always needed across the city and beyond. The techniques learned in these apprenticeship programs will last a lifetime and provide many employment opportunities for those willing to work for it. These are limited possible job opportunities, so I encourage anyone who is looking for an apprenticeship to apply for these programs as soon as possible.”