Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that the Town is partnering with Opportunities Long Island to present a free apprenticeship preparation training program for those interested in working in building and construction trades. An information session will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 10 a.m. at the Hicksville Career Center, located at 301 W Old Country Road, Hicksville.
“I’m proud to announce that the Town of Oyster Bay will be hosting an apprenticeship training program to prepare residents for a career in the building and construction trades of the Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades. Apprenticeships are the backbone of our community’s success, providing a vital bridge between education and employment. They offer a unique and hands-on approach to learning, allowing individuals to gain valuable skills while contributing directly to the workforce. Apprenticeships are not just about jobs; they’re about empowerment, self-reliance, and the cultivation of a skilled and capable workforce,” Supervisor Saladino said.
Opportunities Long Island is an intensive 240-hour training program which includes OSHA 30, Blueprint Reading, and much more to help prepare you for a career in the building and construction trades of the Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades. Training is provided at no cost to residents. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- Be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County
- Capable of performing 8 hours of physical labor each day
- Have a valid driver’s license
- Willing to travel to job sites throughout Long Island and New York City
- Be 18 years or older
- Legally eligible to work in the US
- Able to pass a reading and math test at the 8th grade level
- Possess a High School Diploma, GED or TASC at the time of application
- Be unemployed or have a low income
- Able to attend class Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 2:30 PM and occasional Saturdays
- Able to pass a drug test
To apply, attend the information session on Tuesday, December 12th at 10 AM at the Hicksville Career Center (301 W Old Country Road, Hicksville). The session will run for 3 hours and includes a reading and math test. No one will be admitted after the start time.
This program is presented in partnership with the Long Island Federation of Labor, Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk, New York State Department of Labor, Workforce Development Board, American Job Center Network, and Opportunities Long Island.
For more information, contact Erica Rechner at (631) 348-1170 ext. 316 or email@example.com.