How to Become an Apprentice Carpenter, Floorcoverer, Millwright, Cabinetmaker, Dockbuilder or Timberman
Application periods when approved by the New York State Department of Labor will be announced online at: www.nycdistrictcouncil.com
Applicants will complete an application card and will place the card in a locked box provided by the training center.
At the conclusion of the application period, under the supervision of the New York State Department of Labor, application cards will be drawn from the locked box for participation in a mandatory two-hour orientation. Applicants will be notified about the orientation by U. S. mail.
Application cards that were not drawn will remain in the locked box for the next scheduled apprenticeship application drawing. This process will continue until the desired number of apprentice positions is obtained or until all apprenticeship cards are exhausted.
Minimum Apprenticeship Standards
· High School Diploma or G.E.D. (original or stamped) at time of application
· Proof of United States Citizenship or have the legal right to work in the United States at time of application
· Social Security Card (original)
· Be a minimum of 17 years of age at time of application
Individuals, who can show that they meet the conditions listed above after completing an application for apprenticeship, will be afforded an oral interview by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (J.A.T.C.). Once an applicant is interviewed and receives a passing grade on the evaluation procedures, the applicant shall remain active in the apprenticeship application record book, subject to selection, for a period of up to two (2) years from the date of the interview.
Upon successful completion of the substance abuse screening, the applicant will be assigned to an N.Y.C.D.C. Local Union. All applicants who wish to receive consideration for military training must submit form DD-214 to verify military experience.
All apprentices who wish to enter the apprenticeship program as a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year apprentice must provide the J.A.T.C. with proper documentation that defines their experience in the construction industry. This documentation must be comprised of official documents such as payroll records, notarized letters of experience and/or confirmation and sworn statements. The J.A.T.C. will examine all documentation submitted before qualification is acknowledged. The J.A.T.C. will schedule a skill and knowledge evaluation interview with the applicant if it is deemed appropriate.
The New York City District Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Journeyman Retraining Educational & Industry Fund School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.