As a painter, you’ll make surfaces come alive with decorative and protective finishes.
Commercial painters make life shine.
Imagine turning ordinary surfaces into spectacular ones. As a commercial painter, you’ll apply a variety of decorative and protective finishes to homes, offices, institutions and other buildings.
After completing your training, you’ll be an expert on how to apply paint, high performance coatings, and special decorative finishes to virtually any surface.
And you’ll also have the opportunity to learn stenciling, gold leafing and faux finishes, creating artistry that will be admired for years to come.
Explore the Other Trades
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
iFTI Reaffirmation of COE Accreditation
The International Finishing Trades Institute (iFTI) is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational …
Save the Date – Inaugural Health and Safety Instructor Symposium
Save the Date – Inaugural Health and Safety Instructor Symposium October 26-27, 2022
The I-U-P-A-T in O-H-I-O Receives C-O-E Accreditation
Congratulations to District Council 6/FTI Ohio Region on receiving COE accreditation in June 2022. DC 6 becomes the sixth iFTI …
AGMT Program Certifies 1000th Glazier – IUPAT Member
In August, the Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) program – North America’s only ANSI-accredited, third-party assessment of an experienced …
Supervisor Training Program (STP) Update
IUPAT District Council 14 (Chicago) recently hosted a pilot for the iFTI’s newly revised Supervisor Training Program(STP). The four days of …