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The Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest serves current and potential workers in the finishing trades industry throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. FTIUM provides training and career opportunities in four primary industries:

  • Painting and Wallcovering
  • Drywall Finishing
  • Glazing and Glassworking
  • Sign, Display, Screen Process, and Tradeshow Working

Nationally recognized as a leader in finishing trades education, FTIUM offers you many opportunities. Enhance your skill sets, initiate and complete your apprenticeship, or achieve a journey worker continuing education and certification. You'll have access to a complete educational program designed to fit your schedule and needs. FTIUM programs allow you to earn-while-you-learn, and build a strong future in the finishing trades industry. Instruction is available in the following distinct areas:

  • OSHA Safety Training - OSHA-10 and OSHA-30
  • American Red Cross 1st Aid/CPR/AED Certification and Refresher Training
  • Skills Training
  • Continuing Education
  • On-the-job Training
  • Product Training
  • General Career Training
  • AWS Welding Refresher and Certification Training

If you're ready to be a highly trained worker able to command higher pay and better benefits, now's the time to check out what the FTIUM has to offer. You'll have the opportunity to be among the most skilled, safety-conscious workers in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.

To learn more about apprenticeship training and journey worker training opportunities, contact the FTIUM today.