2007-01-05 / Community

Carpenter Apprentice Lottery Starts 1/8

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee will open apprentice recruitment on January 8, the State Labor Department has announced. The council estimates the following monthly openings: carpenters; carpenters (residential); carpenters (pile driver/dockbuilder); cabinet makers; linoleum, resilient tile and carpet layers; and millwrights.

To obtain an application, individuals must complete an apprenticeship lottery form with their name and address. The forms will be available at the Carpenter's Labor Technical College administration office, 395 Hudson Street, from 9 a.m. to noon from January 8 through January 12. Applicants will be notified by mail if their lottery form is selected. These individuals will be required to attend a one-hour orientation, where they will complete an apprenticeship application form and be scheduled for an interview.

The committee requires that applicants:

-Be at least 17-years-old.

-Have a high school or general equivalency diploma.

-Be a United States citizen or legally able to work in the U.S.

-Take a physical examination and a drug test at the council's expense.

Applicants must present their social security card and proof of age and education after acceptance for the program.

For further information, applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home or call the sponsor at (212) 727-2224.

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