This article first appeared in Newsday.
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Local 1 of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, of New York and Long Island, will begin taking applications on Friday for 30 apprenticeships, officials said.
Applications can be obtained at the International Masonry Institute, 12-07 44th Ave. in Long Island City, Queens, from 8 to 8:30 a.m., on Friday, as well as one Friday in May 20, June 24, Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, and in 2017, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, and March 31.
More information is available by calling 718-706-9294.
The union hopes to train ten bricklayer-masons, five stone masons, five plasterers, and ten pointer-caulker-cleaners.
Applicants must take an aptitude test at the time they apply. They also must be 18 or older, provide proof of completion of high school or GED courses, must have reliable transportation, pass a drug test and be physically able to do the work.