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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

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

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