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In efforts to improve the quality and efficiencies of our apprenticeship recruitment process, the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center (“CTC”) is proud to announce that effective April 12, 2023, the CTC will no longer be conducting recruitment based on a lottery system.
Beginning April 12, 2023, the recruitment process is as follows:
- All applicants must attend an in-person information session at the (NYCDCC Training Center), 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, New York.
- Information sessions will be held on the SECOND and FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month from 9AM-10AM for ALL trades. There will be no admittance after 9AM. The first information session will be held on April 12th and April 26th. For a full list of upcoming info session dates, click here.
- Attend an in-person information session: applicants will be educated on the benefits and challenges that they may face while being in the apprenticeship program. Please note, spaces are limited and filled on a first come, first-serve basis.
- Mandatory sign-in: Applicants must sign in during the in-person information session. Failure to sign in will disqualify the individual from further consideration.
- Obtain passcode and fill out online application: At the conclusion of the information session, a passcode will be given out that will allow access to the online application.
- Await an interview email: After the application is received, the applicant will be scheduled for an interview at a future date. At that time, they will be provided with an instruction sheet and a list of original documents that will be required if they are accepted into the program.
- Attend interview and be on time: Applicants who do not arrive on time for their scheduled interview will be disqualified from further consideration.
- Wait for invitation: When the request for apprentices is made, applicants will be invited into the program based on ranking.
Requirements for potential applicants:
- Must be at least 17 years old at the time of application.
- Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in the apprenticeship program.
- Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade without posing a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others.
- Must attest in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of a Carpenter, which may include:
- Working on scaffolds and in confined spaces.
- Working under conditions of inclement weather, such as rain, snow, cold, heat, and direct sunlight.
- Performing constant repetitive motions.
- Climbing and working from heights.
- Lifting items weighing a minimum of 50 lbs.
- Standing and stooping for prolonged periods of time.
- Must pass a substance abuse screening, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship. Applicants that do not pass the substance abuse screening will be notified and disqualified from further consideration.
- Must provide proof of any trade-related experience, certification, or education, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
- Must be able to read, hear and understand written and verbal instructions and warnings in English.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the United States. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment to apprenticeship.
- Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
For further information, applicants should contact The New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center at (212) 727-2224.
To visualize the process from information session to graduation from the apprenticeship program, see the below “Steps to Success” graphic.