New York, NY – District Council 9 is beginning its recruitment process for Painter, Decorator and Paperhanger apprentices on Tuesday, August 24. The application period runs to through Tuesday, September 7.
District Council 9 is a chapter of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge & structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers & architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers and allied trades.
Five-hundred applications will be handed out, in person, at the DC 9 Finishing Trades Institute of New York training facility on a first come, first served basis, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, at the Finishing Trades Institute of New York located at 45-15 36th Street, Long Island City.
“As New York transitions into a post-pandemic era, District Council 9 is preparing the next generation of highly skilled workers to take part in our state’s rebuilding efforts,” stated Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Joseph Azzopardi. “We see our apprentices as the future of the industry, and we’re proud that our apprenticeship programs help create a pathway to rewarding, family-sustaining careers.”
Apprenticeship applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years old;
- Must have proof of a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (i.e. GED or TASC);
- Must be physically able to perform the work of a painter, decorator or paperhanger as determined by site evaluations and personal statement;
- Must take a drug test prior to enrollment in apprenticeship and randomly throughout the apprenticeship program, at the expense of sponsor;
- Must be able to read, hear and understand instructions and warnings in English; and
- Must sign an affidavit attesting that they are physically able to perform the following:
- Lifting and carrying material and equipment and/or paint weighing up to 70 pounds.
- Working from ladders, scaffolds, lifts and suspended scaffolds, which may exceed 100 feet in height.