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. FTI-UM 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, FTI-UM offers you the opportunity to enhance your skill sets, initiate and complete your apprenticeship, or achieve a journey worker continuing education and certification through a complete educational program designed to fit your schedule and needs. FTI-UM programs allow you to "Earn While You Learn", and build yourself 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
FTI-UM is committed to helping you become a highly trained worker who will be able to command higher pay and better benefits, and be increasingly in demand in the finishing trades industry. FTI-UM strives to create the most skilled, safety- conscious workers in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace.
Learn more about staff, services, apprenticeship training, and journey worker training opportunities, and how you can make a wise investment in a finishing trades career. Get started today by applying for your finishing trades training or Continuing Education training.
FTI-UM has built a strong partnership with the following organizations, providing quality training to their members.
District Council 82
Minnesota Drywall and Plasterers Association
Minnesota Painting and Wallcovering Employees Association
Twin Cities Glass Association