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Are You Eligible for an Apprenticeship Incentive Grant?

By |2023-02-01T17:30:07-05:00February 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a financial assistance program that helps cover expenses associated with training as an apprentice in a designated Red Seal trade. The grant, which is worth $1,000 per level of training, is taxable and can be applied for twice during the course of your apprenticeship, for a maximum total

What Does it Take to Excel in a Painter Apprenticeship?

By |2023-01-17T16:55:35-05:00January 24th, 2023|News|

To excel as a painter apprentice in the commercial and industrial painting fields, it is essential to have a specific set of skills and a thorough understanding of the tools and materials used in the field. Many of these skills can be self-taught or something you already possess as a strength. Let’s take a

Compulsory Versus Non-Compulsory Trades in Ontario: What’s the Difference?

By |2023-01-18T12:54:35-05:00January 17th, 2023|News|

In Ontario, trades are divided into two categories: compulsory trades and non-compulsory trades. The requirements for working in these trades differ depending on the category. For example, compulsory trades typically require a person to complete an apprenticeship program at a trade school in Ontario and pass a certification exam in order to work in

Is Becoming a Glazier Apprentice the Right Path for You?

By |2023-01-05T10:34:32-05:00January 10th, 2023|News|

A glazier is a tradesperson who installs, repairs, and maintains glass windows, doors, and other structures. They measure, cut, fit, install, and replace glass in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, focusing on exterior walls and structures, such as skylights, as well as on furniture and products like mirrors and glass partitions. Glaziers typically work

What Makes an Excellent Industrial Painter?

By |2023-01-05T10:29:38-05:00January 6th, 2023|News|

A skilled industrial painter has experience with a variety of techniques when it comes to painting surfaces. There is a specific set of skills that an industrial painter needs to possess, either through practice or natural ability, in order to be successful in their work. This includes the knowledge of precise painting techniques, familiarity

Start Your Career in the Glazier Apprenticeship Program

By |2022-12-14T17:11:08-05:00December 14th, 2022|News|

The Roles and Responsibilities of a Glazier A glazier typically works with glass and is responsible for 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 glazier can also go on to become an Architectural Glass & Metal

Start Your Career with a Painter Apprenticeship

By |2022-12-14T16:55:46-05:00December 14th, 2022|News|

FTI Ontario offers two different painter apprenticeships. Let’s explore both to help you decide which one is right for your career path! Painter Apprenticeship Options Available Commercial Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship Having an eye for colour and detail, a commercial painter and decorator is adept at working with their hands, comfortable with heights, and

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

By |2022-12-14T16:56:45-05:00December 14th, 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

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