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Apprentice Application

Before you apply…
Filling out your application is just the first step in the application process. As an applicant, you will be required to meet the particular requirements of the Apprenticeship Standards of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 83 and approved by the New York State Department of Labor.

The following are the minimum requirements of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED). This must include a passing grade in Algebra, a passing grade in Math I, or a minimum of a 47 on the math portion of the GED or minimum of 500 on the TASC math test. Proof will be required after selection and prior to enrollment in apprenticeship.
  • Must sign an affidavit statement indicating that they are physically able to perform the work required.  Which includes:
    • Working with sharp objects, hazardous machinery, and possible exposure to noise and respiratory irritants.
    • Prolonged standing and walking.
    • Repeated squatting and/or bending.
    • Working in severe weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
    • Working in restrictive or confined spaces.
    • Lifting and/or moving heavy objects and equipment, including tools. (50 – 75 pounds)
    • Working off of ladders and scaffolds at various heights.
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to drive company vehicles.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work and required apprentice classes at the approved school.
  • Must submit to a drug test, at the committee’s expense, if selected for the program.
  • Must submit to a background check at the sponsor’s expense, if selected for the program.
  • Must take the Criteria Corp-Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST) and Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT) tests.  Applicant must score above 6 on the combined CBST/CCAT to be considered for the program.

For further information applicants should contact the New York State Department of Labor office located nearest their home.

State law states 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.

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Prior to your interview you will be required to come to our facility to complete a self evaluation form, sign the physical affidavit and supply a copy of your NYS Drivers License. Your interview will not be scheduled until this is completed.

When you come for your interview you will be required to provide the following:

  • A copy of your *High School Transcripts or GED Certificate with scores. You may also provide
    copies of College transcripts or Trade School Certificates for classes attended. We are not
    requesting a copy of your High School Diploma.

and each of the three parts are graded.


If you are ready to begin the application process click the link below.


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Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union # 83 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee is an Equal Opportunity Apprenticeship and Training Program. The SMWLU #83 JATC admits apprentices of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age or sex to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to apprentices at the JATC.

The JATC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other JATC-administered programs.

We are required by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, to maintain applicant data by race, gender, veteran status, etc.