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Trade School Versus University or College – Which One is Right for You?

By |2022-11-04T12:58:35-04:00November 4th, 2022|Finishing Trades|

Choosing the type of education you will receive is one of the most important decisions any one person will make during their lifetime. And while attending college or university has long been the preferred route, many fail to consider the benefits of trade school. Let’s explore further when it comes to the pros and

All You Need to Know About Becoming a Glazier Apprentice

By |2022-11-02T05:49:10-04:00October 27th, 2022|News|

What is a Glazier? A glazier typically works with glass and glass substitutes. This entails everything from preparing, measuring, fabricating, and cutting, to fitting and installing glass in entranceways, windows, skylights, store fronts, wall facings, partitions, and curtain walls. A great glazier apprentice is adaptable to working at great heights and in various conditions,

Top Reasons Why Health and Safety Certification is Important

By |2022-10-12T02:54:08-04:00October 20th, 2022|News|

Many of us tend to lose sight of the importance of health and safety training in the workplace. But when we look at some of the current workplace fatality and injury statistics, we’re quickly reminded just how crucial this type of training really is, no matter what industry you work in, how small or

All You Need to Know About the Canada Apprentice Loan

By |2022-10-12T02:54:48-04:00October 13th, 2022|News|

The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade offered by FTI Ontario. You can receive up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training and use the funds towards tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses, as well

What Does a Commercial Painter and Decorator Do?

By |2022-10-07T13:38:36-04:00October 6th, 2022|Finishing Trades|

A successful commercial painter and decorator is someone with an eye for colour and detail, is adept at working with their hands, comfortable with heights, and versed in precise and creative work. Painters and decorators apply paint, wallpaper, and other finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of residential and commercial buildings and other structures.

Start Your Apprenticeship with FTI Ontario

By |2022-10-07T13:34:16-04:00September 29th, 2022|Finishing Trades|

Did you know that apprentices in the finishing trades are in high demand? Not to mention the competitive wages and benefits! An apprentice in training at the Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario (FTI Ontario) gets the best of both worlds: hands-on learning on the job from other experienced workers and in-classroom education from union training

What Does an Industrial Painter Do?

By |2022-10-07T13:39:09-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Finishing Trades|

The rewarding role of an industrial painter entails several responsibilities, including painting, washing, basic rigging, paint prepping, and general maintenance on parts, steel, aluminum, and equipment. They also ensure the final product has a durable finish that will withstand the hard-working conditions it’s exposed to. An experienced industrial painter is well versed in a

What is the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant?

By |2022-10-07T13:40:50-04:00September 15th, 2022|Funding|

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) helps pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade. A taxable grant worth $1,000 per level, the AIG can be applied for twice during your training for a maximum of $2,000. Eligibility Requirements for the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant The AIG is awarded to registered

FTI Ontario Trade School Has a New Website

By |2022-10-07T13:21:14-04:00March 21st, 2022|News|

We are excited to share our new website with you! As the official Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario offering first-class apprenticeship training, we take pride in all that we do. That’s why we’re pleased to unveil our brand-new website, which includes improved navigation, access to many great resources, and a simpler and quicker way

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