Application Process and Timeline

  • Public Information Sessions, online, Thursdays 5-6pm by appointment only.
  • Apply by September 15, 2023 (Application will close by 5:00 pm)
  • Mandatory Applicant Online Information Sessions (link to sign up will be sent to email)
  • Formal Panel Interview (In-person)
  • Notification of acceptance by October 20, 2023
  • Program Dates: October 30, 2023 - January 18, 2024

Program Details

Part-time: $13.20 / hour
500 W Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13204-2302, United States
Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11 Week Program
Classroom Setting
Evening classes with a requirement to travel to neighboring training facilities (less than 50 miles.)

Participants will:

  • Connect with local union-sponsored apprenticeship programs
  • Learn from construction professionals.
  • Be taught the nationally recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)
  • Earn industry recognized credentials
  • Prepare for union-apprenticeship entrance exams and interviews
  • Access free financial, legal, and career counseling

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 18 years or older
  • Syracuse Resident
  • Understand and follow directions in English
  • High School diploma or equivalent (proof required within 30 days of acceptance)
  • Authorized to work in the United States (proof required at acceptance)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with hand and power tools.
  • Basic knowledge of building and construction or interest/motivation to learn.
  • Ability to adapt as assignments change.
  • Perform basic arithmetic.
  • Driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle is not a requirement to enter the Pathways program, but both will be needed to successfully work in construction. Support and services will be available during the program to assist with both, depending on circumstances.
  • Be able to pass a drug test (administered when applying to union-sponsored registered apprenticeship program).

Needed to Succeed:

  • Show up early every day
  • Work well with others
  • Be ready to learn
  • Enjoy hands-on work, working outdoors and in different environments

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 49 pounds and push and/or pull up to 49-pound loads at a time.
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to stand and walk up to eight hours per day and climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing between 0 and 49 pounds.

Commitment to Safety:

All CDC guidelines for business will be followed regarding mask mandates, social distancing, and other COVID prevention distancing and not limited to an array of best practices regarding COVID prevention.

Commitment to Inclusion:

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, military status, or veteran's status.