The District Council 9 Finishing Trades Institute of New York is taking applications for 75 painter, decorator and paperhanger apprenticeships, officials said.

Applications can be obtained at the institute's office, 45-15 36th St., Long Island City, Queens, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. The hours will be extended until 5 p.m. on Wednesday June 7 and June 14. Forms will be available until June 16 or until 750 forms have been distributed, whichever comes first.

Applicants must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be physically able to do the work, pass a drug test, and be able to understand instructions in English.

“Our apprenticeship programs offer paid training, college credit and access to excellent medical coverage,” said Joseph Azzopardi, the district council’s business manager and secretary-treasurer,

For more details, call 718-937-7440. 

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