NEW: Trade Summary Video Commercial Residential Painter Decorator
NEW: Trade Summary Video Industrial Painter Decorator
240 hours (70% in class theory and 30% hands on training)
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You will be paid a percentage of a full journeyman’s wages while you are working as an apprentice. The percentage is based on hours that are accumulated as you pass each level and work in the respective trade. For details on wage rates, please consult your employer or your local Union Business Agent.
FTI does not offer job placement. The apprentice must find a job on their own either through the local union or by contacting Painting Contractors directly. The Union or employment agencies may be able to provide assistance with job searching.
Schooling is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at our facilities at 130 Toro Road, Toronto (for Commercial and Residential), or 1430 Osprey Dr., Ancaster (for Industrial). FTI is the Training Delivery Agent for the Painter Decorator apprenticeship program for all of Ontario. Classes predominantly address painting theory and Health & Safety issues (e.g. CPR, First Aid, Fall Protection, and WHMIS). There are over 50 topics addressed in school. They cover everything painters do from blueprints, brush and roll, spray painting to faux finish. The minimum passing grade for each level of apprenticeship training is 70%.
Apprentices are invited to school by FTI and/or the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) approximately 2 months prior to the start date of a course. Apprentices should call FTI as soon as possible to reserve their seat as seating is limited.
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Upon successful completion of all 3 levels of schooling and accumulating the total 6,000 hours necessary under the terms of your Training Agreement, the FTI will report your completion to the MTCU. Once the Ministry has recorded the results in their system, your membership with the Ontario College of Trades will change to that of a “Journeyperson Candidate” membership class (please note: after April 8, 2013 you must be a member of the OCOT in order to write the CofQ). Once you are a Journeyperson Candidate with the OCOT, you are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) exam.
An examination fee of $150 +HST must be paid to the OCOT in advance for each attempt at writing. The exam is written at MTCU offices, and a minimum grade of 70% is required to pass. This will give you your Interprovincial Red Seal License.