Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming Apprenticeship Opportunities

Hello P2A Community,


The Laborers, Local 79 will be having its next recruitment on Friday, January 5th.


This recruitment is on-line - they will make 2,000 applications available beginning at 9:00 a.m.  As in previous recruitment's, it is very likely that all the applications will be gone by 9:02. To have a shot at getting an application, applicants must be in front of their computers before 9:00 a.m. and watch the clock and begin typing at 9:00 a.m. sharp.


Click here for more information about the Local 79 recruitment: https://labor.ny.gov/pressreleases/currentrecruitments/laborers-lu79-december-05-2017.shtm


The website is http://www.mttf.org


If you are successful in the on-line recruitment, you will get a number. Then, you will receive an email from the union with a paper application that you must then print out, complete, and return in person to the union at 42-53 21st Street, Long Island City, NY, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding legal holidays. The paper applications will be accepted from 01/08/18 through 02/02/18.


P2A will make computers available to applicants for this recruitment. If you need a computer, please email us at info@pathways2apprenticeship.org by December 29, 2017. Please put "Local 79 recruitment" in the Subject line.


Also, beginning in late January, P2A will be holding an 8-week pre-apprenticeship class to help candidates (with interviews) get accepted into the Local 79 apprenticeship program and be successful apprentices. Enrollment in this class will be limited to 25 people. We will provide more information about how to apply in late January.


Please call us with any questions.  We are here to help!


A union construction career is a solid pathway to a stable and comfortable middle class life. Wages can start at over $50,000/year plus health insurance and retirement benefits and the only requirements are a high school diploma, a positive mental attitude, and a commitment to being hardworking and reliable. The best way to get into a union construction career is through a union construction apprenticeship and P2A helps people from low-income communities access these union apprenticeship opportunities.

The NYC construction industry unions (also called the building and construction trades) include the Laborers, the Bricklayers, the Painters, the Ironworkers, the Carpenters, the Sheet Metal Workers, the Electricians, the Boilermakers, the Steelworkers, the Plumbers, the Cement Workers, and more. The apprenticeships for these unions open up at different times during the year -- some open up only once per year, others only every 2 or 3 years. Each union has its recruitment method and strict rules regarding how to apply. Generally, only a limited number of applications (such as 300 or 1000) will be made available at any particular time. For example, the Laborers, Local 79 has an on-line recruitment, which is generally over within 2 minutes. The Plumbers and Carpenters unions offer a limited number of paper applications available at their offices, for which people will line up a night or two before the office opens on that recruitment day. Others unions, such as the Sheet Metal Workers and Boilermakers, require that applicants take a reading and math aptitude test at the time of the application, and only applicants who score above a certain level will be contacted.

P2A assists applicants with these application processes and conducts pre-apprenticeship classes to assist applicants in preparing for their interviews and with the apprenticeship process in general. P2A also sends out email updates on when these union construction apprenticeships open up and conducts info sessions on these apprenticeship opportunities at community organizations and public agencies throughout New York City. Much of the work of P2A is done by P2A peer mentors – full-time building trades apprentices who also serve as peer mentors for applicants and new apprentices.

To join the P2A community, all you need to do is sign up on the P2A mailing list with an email address and cell phone number.

You can click on any of these sites for more detail on all open apprenticeships in New York City: