How To Apply

Individuals seeking to join the apprenticeship program at the NYC Carpenters Training Center must apply during an open recruitment. See details below for recruitment schedule. Prospective apprentices must pick up and complete a paper application in-person during the times designated below.

Dock Builder & Timbermen, Floor Coverer, Millwright, Cabinet Maker and High- Rise Concrete Apprentice Recruitment Schedule.

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Carpenters JATC of New York City and Vicinity will conduct a recruitment from September 8, 2021 through August 10, 2022 for 25 Carpenter (Piledriver/Dockbuilder) apprentices; 20 Linoleum, Resilient Tile, and Carpet Layer apprentices; 10 Cabinet Maker apprentices; and 10 Millwright apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be obtained in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), 2nd floor, New York City, NY, on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding December 8, 2021 and January 12, 2022, during the recruitment period. Applications will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. ONLY. There will be no admittance after 7:30 a.m. Only the applicant will be allowed to obtain an application. In order to receive an application, applicants must provide government-issued picture identification.

Completed original applications must be submitted by mail to the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street, 2nd Floor, New York City, NY 10014. All applications must be completed correctly and postmarked no later than five (5) business days from the date that the application was provided. Failure to comply will disqualify the individual from further consideration.

Applicants that comply with the previous application steps will receive a confirmation letter and will remain on file until demand for apprentices is anticipated. Once apprentices are needed, selected applicants will be notified, by mail, to attend a four-hour initial orientation. Applicants that do not arrive on time to the initial orientation will be disqualified from further consideration. At the end of orientation, applicants will be scheduled for an interview at a future date and will be provided with an instruction sheet and a list of original documents that will be required, if they are accepted into the program. Applicants that do not arrive on time to their scheduled interview will be disqualified from further consideration.

As apprentices are requested by signatory contractors, the top-ranking candidates will be notified to attend a final orientation. Applicants must arrive on time to the final orientation with proper documentation. All applicants must bring originals of all verification documents. Those that do not comply will be disqualified from further consideration. A conditional offer of employment will be made to all attendees of the final orientation.

NYS Dept. of Labor Website

General Carpentry

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the New York City District Council of Carpenters will conduct a recruitment from June 1, 2022 through May 3, 2023 for 25 carpenter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applicants must obtain a lottery card in person at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center (NYCDCC Training Center), 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance) New York, NY 10014 on the first Wednesday of each month, excluding December 7, 2022 and January 4, 2023, during the recruitment period. Lottery cards will be available from 7:00 am - 7:30 am until minimum lottery cards have been distributed or whichever comes first. There will be no admittance after 7:30 am. Only the applicant will be allowed to complete the lottery card. Lottery card applicants must provide a valid government issued picture identification.

Once the lottery card is fully completed, the applicant will place the lottery card in a locked box. Applicants who complete a lottery card will be randomly selected from the lock box as demand for carpenter apprentices is anticipated. Applicants who are selected will be mailed a letter to attend a four-hour orientation. Applicants must arrive on time, or they will be disqualified from further consideration.

At the start of initial orientation, applicants will be given an application that must be completed and returned before the end of the orientation. At the conclusion of the orientation, applicants will be scheduled for an interview at a future date and will be provided with an instruction sheet which will include a list of documents that will be required if they are accepted into the program. Applicants who do not arrive on time to their scheduled interview will be disqualified from further consideration.

As apprentices are requested by signatory contractors, the top-ranking candidates will be notified to attend a final orientation. Applicants must arrive on time to the final orientation with proper documentation. All applicants must bring originals of all of the verification documents. Those that do not comply will be disqualified from further consideration. A conditional offer of employment will be made to all attendees of the final orientation.

NYS Dept. of Labor Website

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 17 years old at the time of offered employment.
  • 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 indenture.
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade without posing a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others.
  • Must pass a substance abuse screening, at the expense of the sponsor, within 48 hours of selection and prior to indenture. 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 indenture.
  • 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 indenture.
  • Must have access and proof of a reliable means of transportation (Cabinet Makers, Dock Builders/Timbermen, Millwrights, Floor Coverers), at time of application.
  • Must provide military discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact New York City District Council of Carpenters at (212) 727-2224. Additional job search assistance can be obtained at your local New York State Department of Labor Career Center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

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Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner.  Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status.  Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.  Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship Journeyman Retraining Educational & Industry Fund School admits students of any race, creed, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, arrest records, or genetic predisposition (G.I.N.A.) 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, creed, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, arrest records, or genetic predisposition (G.I.N.A.) in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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