The Finishing Trades Institute of New York will begin taking applications on Tuesday for 50 dry-wall taper 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 p.m. on weekdays. Forms will be available until Aug. 22 or until 500 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, attend an orientation event, pass a drug test and be able to understand instructions in English.

More information is available by calling 718-937-7440.

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