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Training and Apprenticeship

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All apprentices: be sure you are prepared to attend any scheduled classes for apprenticeship. You MUST attend to ensure and secure your membership in this Union.

The IUPAT takes pride in offering the “State of the Art” training facilities for apprenticeship training, skills upgrading and health and safety training.

The IUPAT is in partnership with its employers and government which consists of two training entities. In conjuction with these two entities, services are provided in four locations throughout the province.

Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario (FTI Ontario) –

The FTI offers apprenticeship, skills upgrading and health & safety training for the Painter/Decorator trades and Architectural Glass and Metal Technician trade in Ontario. The FTI delivers high quality and industry based training programs with standards that are met across North America. The instruction and availability for training material, technical methods, and equipment are one of excellence in order to meet the demands of our union contractors throughout Ontario.

FTI Locations:
• 130 Toro Road, Unit C, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 2A9 ph. 416-635-7300 fx. 416-635-9100
• 1430 Osprey Drive, Hamilton, Ontario, L9G 4V5 ph. 416-635-7300 fx. 905-304-3389
• 199 Colonnade Road, South, Unit 4, Nepean, Ontario, K2E 7K3 ph. 416-635-7300 fx. 613-228-5221

Interior Finishing Systems Training Centre (IFSTC)

The IFSTC offers apprenticeship training and health & safety training for workers in the trades of drywall finishing and plasterer, asbestos removal and exterior insulated finishes (EIFS). There is also a new apprentice trade, Hazardous Materials Worker. Industry based training in this 45,000 sq.ft. facility is unique and one of a kind in North America.

IFSTC Location:
• 60 Sharer Road, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 8P4 ph. 416-740-5411 fx. 905-265-2041

Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities:
Find more information about starting your apprenticeship or getting a Certificate of Qualification in one of our trades by clicking on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities link on this page.
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