About Finishing trades Institute West
History of Painters & Allied Trades Apprenticeship in Northern California and Northern Nevada
The history of the Finishing Trades Institute Northern California and Nevada, formerly the Painters and Allied Trades Apprenticeship, started at the same time trades unions were founded. District Council 16 of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades was established in 1934 in San Francisco, California, with many of its Locals chartered in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The Apprenticeship programs back then, as is now, was a means for a person to learn a set of skills and craftsmanship that would command a better than average wage. Over 20,000 apprentices have graduated through our programs to become successful crafts persons throughout the years!
Currently, the Finishing Trades Institute West includes four training facilities:
San Leandro, CA
West Sacramento, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Please contact the Finishing Trades Institute Apprenticeship in your area for career opportunities
Our trades include
Note: Counties with red stripes indication and IUPAT District Council 16 has jurisdiction over Glaziers. District Council 36 covers other crafts.
The Finishing Trades Institute West now covers the following areas: