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Program Overview

We offer a variety of training and apprenticeship programs, including:

Commercial Painting / Wall Covering

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As a Commercial Painter, you’ll use a trained eye to paint walls, ceilings, doors and doorframes, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns, as laid out in the work plan or specification.

Wallcoverers learn to prepare wall surfaces and apply wallpaper, vinyl and fabric coverings and murals.

Drywall Finishing


As a Drywall Finisher, or tapers, as they are sometimes known, you will prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting. You could be working on offices in a skyscraper, or the interior of homes in a new neighborhood development.

Architecture Glass and Metal


As an Architectural Glass and Metal Installer, or a Glazier as they’re known, you will learn to select, cut, install and replace all types of glass for a variety of buildings and structures. Our commercial work includes everything from storefront windows of local stores and banks, to the “curtain wall” of glass covering the tallest of skyscrapers across North America.

Industrial Painting


As an Industrial Painter, you’ll learn the skills and techniques required to apply paint, varnishes and other coatings to a variety of materials and surfaces. You’ll learn operate complex power tools and other heavy equipment. Apprentices in both of the IUPAT painting crafts often require an artistic touch for the restoration of historic buildings.