Apprenticeship and Training

Apprenticeships are high quality, work-based training programs for those who want to develop a rewarding career. An apprenticeship gives you the chance to earn while you learn!*

When you decide to take up an apprenticeship, you will:

  • Earn real wages
  • Gain new knowledge and key skills

First you’ll need to decide which IUPAT career suits you best.

CLICK HERE to see if there’s a Painters and Allied Trades apprentice program that interests you!

The Finishing Trades Institute of Western & Central NY offers innovative and exciting job training programs. It is governed by a board of trustees consisting of members of the IUPAT and the union’s signatory employers. Learn more about the FTI’s staff and its trustees by visiting the links above.

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades provides’ a multitude of opportunities to build a secure future for you and your family. Take advantage of these opportunities by becoming an IUPAT member or by organizing workers in your community!

Finishing Trades Institute of Western & Central New York will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40-years old or older. Finishing Trades Institute of Western & Central New York will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.