Sheet Metal Workers Recruit Apprentices

Syracuse, NY (July 3, 2014) – The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #58 will conduct a recruitment from August 4, 2014 through July 6, 2015 for four sheet metal worker apprentices, State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced today.

Please note that the four openings listed for sheet metal worker apprentices represent the total number for four recruitment regions – the Central, Mohawk Valley, North Country, and Southern Tier regions.

Applications can be obtained from Local Union #58, 301 Pulaski Street, Syracuse, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, excluding legal holidays, during the recruitment period.  If the first Monday of the month falls on a holiday, applications will be available on the second Monday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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), including at least one year of Algebra, Math I, or high school Regents math.
  • Must provide military transfer card or discharge form DD-214, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must attest in writing that he/she is physically able to perform the work of a sheet metal worker, which may include:
    • Working from ladders at extreme heights.
    • Lifting heavy materials (up to 75 pounds).
    • Standing for long periods of time.
    • Working in confined spaces.
    • Working outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions.
    • Possible exposure to loud noises.
    • Wearing respirators, hard hats, and safety glasses, as required.
    • For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #58 at (315) 472-4411.

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.