Carpenters apprentice recruitment kicks off on Sept. 23

JERSEY CITY — The New Jersey Carpenters Apprentice Training Program will start a pre-apprentice program to recruit women and minorities from Hudson County into the Carpenters Union Apprentice Training Program at a meeting of the Hudson County Freeholders on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.
The NJ Carpenters Apprentice Training and Educational Fund (NJCATEF) established a formal pre-apprenticeship training program through a $250,000 grant provided by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Over the next 18 months, the NJCATEF will recruit up to 40 female and minority residents of Hudson County into a carpentry pre-apprentice training program.
In partnership with the Hudson County One-Stop Career Centers, the Hudson County Schools of Technology and the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, the NJCATEF has been able to develop a pre-apprenticeship program that will allow for the successful recruitment, training and placement of qualified female and minority applicants into the NJ Carpenters union apprenticeship training program. Also included in the training will be workforce readiness skills and adult basic education, provided by the Hudson County One-Stop Career Centers and the Hudson County School of Technology.
All interested applicants must be a minimum of 20 years old, possess a high school diploma (or equivalency) and have a valid driver’s license.

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