- Basic Level – 8 week duration
- Intermediate Level – 8 week duration
- Advanced Level – 8 week duration
Schooling is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at our facilities at 130 Toro Road, Toronto (for Commercial and Residential Painter), or at 1430 Osprey Dr., Ancaster (for Industrial Painter). FTI is the Training Delivery Agent for the Painter Decorator apprenticeship programs 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, surface preparation, and coating application. The minimum passing grade for each level of apprenticeship training is 70%.
Apprentices are invited to school by FTI and the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the start date of a course. Invitation is by email predominately and apprentices are required to contact the FTI as soon as possible to reserve their seat as seating is limited and on a “first come, first served” basis.