The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Local 12A of the Abatement Workers union will begin taking applications Thursday for 50 hazardous-materials-removal-worker apprenticeships, officials said.

Applications can be obtained at the Local 12A office, 15-32 127th St. in College Point, Queens, from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday and Friday, and on Sept. 15-16, Dec. 15-16, and in 2017 on March 16-17 and June 15-16. Applications must be received by June 16, 2017.

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Applicants must be 18 or older, have at least an eighth-grade education, pass a state and New York City asbestos exam and have reliable transportation.

More information is available by calling 718-886-7226.