How To Apply
New Recruitment Process (2023-)
Effective April 12, 2023, the CTC will no longer be conducting recruitment based on a lottery system. All applicants must attend an in-person information session, fill out the online application, and attend an interview. Applicants will be invited into the program based on ranking. For full details, see announcement below. This page will be updated shortly with full instructions for the new recruitment process.
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).
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.