As an industrial painter, you’ll protect and increase the lifespan of vital structures like bridges, ships and power facilities.
Industrial painters take protection to a higher level.
Magnificent bridges. Gleaming ships. As an industrial painter, you’ll be the one who makes these structures shine. But you’ll do far more than that, because you’ll also keep them long lasting by protecting them from corrosion – which can add one hundred years to the lifespans of bridges alone.
Your apprenticeship will include every aspect of coating infrastructure like bridges and water towers, ship hulls, factories and other concrete and metal structures. And along with becoming an expert in state-of-the-art coating materials and their application, you’ll help protect the environment by mastering the proper way to remove and dispose of old coatings that often contain hazardous materials like lead.
Since this trade often involves working at extreme heights and in enclosed spaces, you’ll also receive specialized training in safety, including the set up and use of platforms, scaffolding and rigging.
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The next game-changer is to be able to reach the youth in our schools. They are the next generation of IUPAT members, and we need to ensure our organization is a career option they are familiar with as they graduate high school. They need to know we offer an accredited apprenticeship program and an associate’s degree while receiving a debt-free education and work in an industry that will provide for their family. Knowing this will make the IUPAT the preferred choice for their future.Brian Courtien
District Council 51
Former Director of Apprenticeship and Training for Finishing Trades Institute of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC
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