August 25, 2022
By Tracey Porpora
The city and a local union have partnered to train future painters as apprentices to prepare them for jobs making $82,000 per year.
NYC Health + Hospitals and District Council No. 9 Local Union 1969, Civil Service Employees, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (DC 9) announced the launch of their new apprenticeship program to train New Yorkers for careers as unionized painters.
During the four-year apprenticeship, DC 9 will provide classroom training, and NYC Health + Hospitals will provide supervised on-the-job training. The program is expected to develop a pipeline of candidates with the skills and experience needed to pass a civil service exam and qualify for unionized painter positions.