Electricians Recruit Apprentices

Clay, NY (May 12, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Electricians Local Union #43 (Syracuse) will conduct a recruitment from June 11, 2014 through May 13, 2015 for 25 electrician apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Please note that the openings listed for apprentices represent the total number for the Central, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, and Southern Tier Regions.  This program’s jurisdiction includes the counties of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Tompkins, and Wayne.

Applications can be obtained at the John J. Barry Training Center, 4566 Waterhouse Road, Clay, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.  Applications will also be available online at www.cnyjatc.org.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  •  Must be at least 18 years old.

Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED) and one year of algebra, Math I, or 1st year of high school Regents math.  Proof will be required after selection and prior to indenture.

Must attest in writing that he/she is physically able to perform the work of an electrician, which includes:

Climbing and working from ladders, scaffolds, poles, or towers of various heights.

  • Crawling and working in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to read and understand English.
  • Must be able to hear and understand verbal instructions and warnings.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various work sites and related instruction.

Must take the American Institute for Research Electrical Aptitude Test.  A $20.00 testing fee will be required.  Please note, you may request that this fee be waived.  Fee waivers will be approved upon showing verifiable proof of financial need.

Must pass a drug test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.

For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #43 at (315) 546-0221.

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.