Journey to Success is a booklet [pdf] for employees in the OSU bargaining unit to keep accurate records of their on-the-job training and work experience.

Tuition Benefits for CDL LicenseCommercial Drivers License Training (CDL)
Did you know you can use the Partnership's Tuition Benefits Program to take CDL training and obtain your license? Find out more with the CDL Flyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your ASTP questions


Kyle Nurse
Phone: 518-486-6844 or
1-800-253-4332 Fax: 518-473-0056

Applied Skilled Trades Program (ASTP)

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The Applied Skilled Trades Program (ASTP) Traineeship and Certificate Program is a two-year training and development program that provides employees with classroom and hands-on training in the following skilled trades:

The ASTP was created to help agencies develop a more highly-skilled workforce and a larger pool of qualified candidates for future journey-level vacancies. The initiative has two areas of opportunity for participants: a traineeship and a certificate program.

The two-year traineeship includes both the required trade theory instruction and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training (OJT) necessary for employees to advance to one of the SG-12 non-competitive journey-level positions listed above. Agencies are required to provide participants with OJT during their traineeship.

The two-year certificate program provides the course work required for employees to advance to one of the journey-level positions listed above. Employees who finish the certificate program must still complete 4,000 hours of OJT in the specific trade in order to qualify for appointment to a journey-level position.

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Updated: July 23, 2019