Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters to Host Sisters in the Brotherhood Pre-Apprentice Program Information Sessions in Albany, New York

ALBANY, N.Y., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On May 14th and 15th, the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) will host four information sessions for the Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) Pre-Apprentice Program for women in the Albany, NY region interested in pursuing a rewarding and lucrative career as a Union carpenter.

The information sessions will take place at these locations in the region:

  • May 14, 10 a.m. - Rensselaer County Government Center, 1600 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, Troy, NY 12180
  • May 14, 2 p.m. -  Albany Career Central, 175 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
  • May 15, 10 a.m. - Schenectady, 433 State Street, Schenectady, 12305, 4th Floor
  • May 15, 5 p.m. - Carpenters Training Center, 16 Corporate Circle, Albany, NY 12203

The session will give Albany-area women the opportunity to learn more about a career in carpentry.

SIB Pre-Apprentice program is a six-week training course that prepares women to become carpenter apprentices. The 40-hour per week course trains women carpenters in a variety of in-class curriculum and hands-on training in mathematics, occupational safety and hazards, hand/power tool training and job-site culture. After successful completion of the program, women carpenters graduate to the NRCC Apprenticeship program.

Susan Schultz, NRCC Sisters in the Brotherhood Chair, actively works to recruit women in the Albany-area and encourages all women in the region to attend the information sessions to learn more about beginning a rewarding career in carpentry.

“These information sessions are an essential first step in becoming a Union Carpenter,” said Schultz. “It prepares women who are interested in carpentry to understand the expectations/requirements of the Pre-Apprentice Program. Women who have graduated from our Sisters in the Brotherhood program are already on the job site and earning a good salary and health and retirement benefits.”

To find out more about the information session or the SIB Pre-Apprentice Program, please visit

About the NRCC

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry. For more information on NRCC, please visit our website: & like us on social Facebook:; Twitter: @nrccarpenters; Instagram: @northeastcarpenters; LinkedIn:; and Snapchat: @nrccarpenters

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