Apprentice Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I get an application?
Local 580 Training Facility
37-31 30th Street 
Long Island City, NY 11101
 
March 5, through March 10, 2018, 
between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Application MUST be picked up by the INDIVIDUAL wanting to 
join the program (must bring picture ID).

How long is your apprenticeship program?
It is a 3-year program with a total of 638 related classroom hours.

Do you need experience?
No, you do not need experience, apprentices gain experience through training in the classroom and working out on the field.

Is there any testing involved?
Yes, a 3 part written battery test consisting of mathematics, mechanical comprehension and space relations.

Do you have drug testing?
If selected for the program, you will be required to take and pass a drug test in order to continue on to become an apprentice.

When do I get accepted?
Once you have passed the test, you are placed in a pool, apprentices get randomly selected through a lottery system. 

When do I start?
If chosen through the lottery, classes start in September.

When do you go to school?
Apprentices attend school two times a week on Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays, and sometimes Saturday.
 
How much does an apprentice earn?
Apprentices earn 50% of what a journeyman earns.  As of January 2018, the apprentice starting rate is $22.20.

How do I get work?
Apprentices get work through the hiring hall system.

 

Apprenticeship News

Expiring Certificates
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Attention 580 members, please be aware that the following certificates expire:
OSHA-10. OSHA-30, SUPPORTED / SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD, WELDING DOB, RIGGING, AWS CERTIFICATION, BURNING & FIREWATCH, M.T.A. TRACK TRAINING. 

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Apprenticeship Events

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