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A career as a Union Finishing Trades person can be financially rewarding. Apprentices who enter our Finishing Trades Institute Apprenticeship Programs are paid to learn skills lasting a lifetime earning up to $45* an hour including benefits after 18 months of training.” Our trades include Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Floor Covering, Glazing, Highway Striping and Industrial Painting.

*Wages vary upon trade and location of Master Agreement and Wage Schedule, and include various benefits such as pension, health and welfare, vacation, etc.


iFTI Reaffirmation of COE Accreditation Announcement

The International Finishing Trades Institute (iFTI) is applying for reaffirmation of accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council’s website ( Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.