Electricians Recruit Apprentices | Urban CNY

Clay, NY (April 27, 2021) – The Central New York Electrical Training Alliance will be recruiting 40 apprentice electricians from June 10, 2021 to June 9, 2022, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Please note that the 40 locations listed for apprentices represent the total for the Central, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, and Southern Tier regions of the state.

Applications are only possible online at www.cnyeta.org. Applicants who do not have access to a computer can call (315) 546-0221 to schedule a computer appointment at the sponsor’s training center at 4566 Waterhouse Road, Clay, NY. A computer is available during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applicants without internet access may also want to visit their local library. All applications must be received by June 9, 2022 at the latest.

The sponsor requires applicants to:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED) including a year of Algebra, Math Course 1, or High School Regents Math. Proof is required at the time of appointment.
  • Must take the American Institute for Research electrical proficiency test. A test fee of $ 20.00 is required. Please note that you can apply for exemption from this fee. Fee waivers will be approved if demonstrable evidence of financial need is provided.
  • Must confirm in writing that they are physically able to perform the work of an electrician, including:

o Climbing and working on ladders, scaffolding, poles or towers of different heights.

o Working in confined spaces.

  • Must pass a drug test at the time of appointment at the sponsor’s expense.
  • Must be able to read, hear, and understand English language instructions and warnings.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various workplaces and required classes in the approved school.

For more information, please contact the Central New York Electrical Training Alliance at (315) 546-0221. For additional job search assistance, please contact your local New York State Department of Labor career center (see: dol.ny.gov/career-centers).

Training programs registered with the Ministry of Labor must meet the standards set by the Commissioner. Under state law, program sponsors cannot discriminate against applicants based on race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Program sponsors must adopt positive action plans for recruiting women and minorities.


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