Upcoming Apprenticeship Opportunities

Hello P2A Community, 

There are 2 upcoming union apprenticeship recruitments:  

  • Local 580, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers AND 
  • High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City. 



  1. The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the High Rise Concrete Carpenters of New York City will conduct a recruitment from February 14, 2018 through November 14, 2018 for 100 carpenter apprentices. The next time you can get an application is Wednesday, March 14th.  You can get an application by going to the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center, 395 Hudson Street (Clarkson Street entrance), New York, NY, ONLY from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. They will be giving out applications on the second Wednesday of each month during the recruitment period.   (You must have a government issued picture I.D. and only applicants can pick up an application).  

For more information about High Rise Carpenters and its apprenticeship program, go to:

  1. Local 580, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, and Reinforcing Ironworkers will be having a recruitment for its September 2018 apprenticeship class from March 5th - March 19, 2018 from  7:00 a.m.  - 3:00 p.m.   The address is 37-31- 30th Street, Long Island City.  Everyone who comes within this time frame will be given an application.  (You must have a government issued picture I.D. and only applicants can pick up an application).   

For more information about Local 580 and its apprenticeship program, go to

Please contact us with questions.  We’re 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:

  New York City


Boilermakers Northeast JAC LU#5




USIS Electric, Inc.