Join The Union


Join an Apprenticeship Program and Become a Member of the Union

The New York City District Council of Carpenters (NYCDCC) is a 20,000-member strong union that builds New York City from the ground up. If you have ever considered becoming a member of the union, you can find more information on the NYC Carpenters Training Center website to discover which program and pathway is best for you.

The Training Center is home to six different New York State Department of Labor approved apprentice programs; General Building Carpenter, Dock Builder/Timberman, Millwright, Cabinet Maker, High Rise Concrete Carpenter, and Floor Coverer. All programs except the five year cabinet maker program are four year apprenticeship programs, which are a combination of On-the-Job-Training and Related Instruction through classroom and shop training at the Carpenters Training Center.

Apprentices 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 1300 hours per year practicing what they have learned in school and perfecting their skills.

The Training center offers a full roster of Journey level skills classes, certification classes, qualification classes and health and safety classes to keep our carpenters on the forefront of excellence.

To learn more, please visit the Training Center’s website to learn more about all the outstanding career opportunities waiting for you.

Work for the New York City District Council of Carpenters

Every day, the New York City District Council of Carpenters fights to preserve the rights of our hardworking union members New York City and surrounding areas. We work hard to ensure that individuals in these trades work in safe environments and get the salaries and benefits they deserve and need to support themselves and their families. We rely on the dedication and hard work of our employees to make this happen. This is why working at the District Council is a cause, and not just a job.

We always seek dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable people to help us protect workers in our city. We welcome your application and thank you for your interest in the New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters.

All applications submitted, requests for information, and other position related inquiries should be emailed to