Training for a Lifetime

The finishing trades are constantly evolving, and as an IUPAT member you’ll receive ongoing training to keep you on the forefront of the latest materials, skills and knowledge in your craft. This means that, from your apprenticeship until the moment you retire, you’ll always stay ahead of the curve – so you’ll never stop advancing in your career. Ongoing training gives you the strongest possible edge, assuring that you’ll always be in high demand.

Apprenticeships in the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades are open to anyone living in North America who is 18 years old with a high school degree (or equivalent) and reliable transportation. Entry requirements can be flexible because practical skills you already possess count, and employers value an eagerness to work and learn!

Fill out an online application below and someone from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades will contact you to tell what your next step to success is.