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Interested in Becoming an Apprentice?

Interested in Becoming an Apprentice?

Apprentices in the Finishing Trades go further, do more interesting work, and earn more than those who do not complete a ‘learn while you earn’ training for their careers. Interested in learning more? IUPAT DC 5 is affiliated with various training facilities to offer apprenticeships and training to people throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.


Alaska Apprenticeship Training Coordinators Association

IUPAT DC 5’s painters apprenticeship program is conducted at two facilities with the AATCA, in Anchorage and in Fairbanks. The schools utilize instructors who are skilled journeymen painters, tapers, glaziers, and floor coverers. The schools provide upgrade training for our journeymen as well.

For more information, visit the AATCA website.


Finishing Trades Institute Northwest

Finishing Trades Institute Northwest offers registered apprenticeship and journey training and testing in these Finishing Trades:
Commercial and Residential Glazing and Architectural Metal, Commercial and Marine/Industrial/Certified Application Specialist Painting, Floor Covering, Drywall Finishing, and Traffic Control Striping.
Apprenticeships are available in Eastern Washington and Western Washington. Apprentices usually attend upto 48 class hours per quarter, three quarters a year, for 3 and 5 years, all while working full time for pay with approved Training Agent employers.

For more information and to sign up, visit Finishing Trades Institute Northwest www.ftinw.org

Oregon and Southwest Washington

Regional Training Center

The Regional Training Center provides training to union members of Local 10 and Local 101 in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Introductory and advanced classes are available at no charge to Painters, Drywall Finishers, and Traffic Control Painters who are enrolled in the apprenticeship or the journeyman programs.

For more information go to www.rtctraining.org

Oregon & SouthWest Washington Floor Covering Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee​

The floor coverers of the Oregon and SouthWest Washington are always looking for partially skilled and brand new apprentice installers that are ready for a great career. We teach all types of floor coverings and floor preparations. Through this rigorous training we work hard to stay the best and safest in our industry! 

For more information please call: 503-481-3420

Mt. Hood Community College

People interested in glazing in Oregon and Southwest Washington can take courses through Mt. Hood Community College. For more information, visit Glaziers Local 740.

Utah and Southern Idaho

Local 77 has been training apprentices for many decades. If you are interested in becoming an apprentice in Utah or Southern Idaho as a Painter, Drywall Finisher, Sign Worker and more, call us at:
(801) 977-0732 or visit our website: Local 77 Apprenticeship Information

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