You can pick up an application at one of two locations:
Glens Falls Area
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 773
37 Luzerne Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
L.H. LaPlante Co., Inc.
52 Main Mill St.
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
NO, applications are not available on our website. You must pick up an application at either our Glens Falls location or in Plattsburgh. If you can't make it on the morning of application day, someone else can pick up an application for you (between 8am-10am), but it must be brought back no later than the Friday of that week by 12:00pm.
NO, there is no fee to fill out an application.
NO, applications are only available on the second Monday of each month between the hours of 8am-10am.
NO, if you miss the application day for the month, you will have to wait until the next month to pick up an application. Application day is ALWAYS the second Monday of every month between the hours of 8:00am – 10:00am ONLY.
After you fill out an application, your contact information is sent to the New York State Department of Labor where you will go to take an Aptitude Test. They will send you a letter in the mail letting you know the date and time they have scheduled you to test.
After you take the Aptitude test, your score will be sent to our office. Please note that we cannot give you your test score. A date will then be scheduled for interviews. Interviews typically only take place twice a year, in the Spring and then again in the Fall. Note that everyone who fills out an application, takes the Aptitude test and receives a Medium or a High will be given the opportunity to interview. Unfortunately those that receive a Low on the Aptitude test will not be called in for an interview. Once the date has been set for interviews, you will receive a letter in the mail from our office letting you know the date. You will just need to contact our office to schedule a specific time.
After your interview, the Business Manager will combine your score from your Aptitude test and interview. Depending on your overall score, you will be placed on our Ranking List and mixed in with all of the others who have already gone through the process that you just did. Note that as Apprentices are needed and brought into the program, positions are offered to those individuals at the top of the list. You can stay on our Ranking List for two years from the date that you are ranked. Keep in mind that your ranking will fluctuate based on the fact that every month, applications are handed out and those individuals will go thru the same process that you did. If they score higher than you, they will be placed above you and you will be pushed down. You will move up if others ahead of you are brought into the program, changed their mind and are no longer interested or if they have been on the list for two year, they will be removed from the list.
NO, once you have been scored, it cannot be changed.
There is no definitive answer to this question. Generally, Apprentices are offered a position in the program in the summer as school begins in September, but that is not always the case.