Career

04Nov 2018

Are you a student or do you know a student doing research in the coatings industry?

Display your innovative research at the Coatings+ 2019 Poster Session! This session will focus on the presentation of research information by an individual or representatives of research teams with an academic or professional purpose.

Submit an Abstract

Selection Criteria

Posters will be reviewed by the Education Program Advisory Committee (EPAC), which is compromised of SSPC members. Each poster is evaluated in four key areas:

  • Originality
  • Quality of the abstract (clearly defines outcomes, flows smoothly)
  • Relevance/significance to the industry
  • Objectives

Each Poster Must Include the Following Categories

  • Title
  • Abstract/Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Results/Discussion
  • Future Research
  • Conclusion
  • References/Acknowledgements

Poster Presenter Responsibilities

If your poster is accepted, you must be available to attend your poster during arranged time slots to entertain questions from attendees. SSPC is not responsible for receiving or shipping posters or poster materials.

The presenter will be responsible for all arrangements to deliver and display their poster. All poster presenters accepted to present will receive a complimentary full conference registration.

Important Deadlines

  • December 1, 2018 – Submission of Abstract
  • December 12, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance
  • January 2, 2019 – First Draft of Poster Due
  • January 15, 2019 – Final Posters Due

SSPC Coatings+ 2019 
February 11 – 14, 2019

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830

23Mar 2018

IUPAT DC6 showcased their skilled trades recruitment campaign by hosting their “First Ever Open House and Job Fair” on Friday March 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at their facility in Strongsville Ohio. The event featured live demonstrations by apprentices and contractors working in the construction finishing trades including the opportunity to experience simulated airless spray painting techniques and welding applications. DC6 Instructors, Business Agents, contractors and registered apprentices also answered students’ questions on how to apply and succeed as a DC6 apprentice and union member.

DC6 offers young men and women “earn and learn” opportunities that lead to family sustaining careers in drywall finishing, glazing, glass working, commercial painting, bridge painting, sign & display and wall covering industries.  The attendees also learned about a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) that offers college credits and certifications for participating in Union apprenticeship programs.

Vocational students from Max Hayes, R.G. Drage, and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and other area high schools participated in the event along with many political leaders including Representative Nickie Antonio, Michelle Sheehan candidate for Court of Appeals, Minority Leader of The Senate Kenny Yuko, Strongsville Economic Development Director Brent Painter, Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak, and Judge Brendan Sheehan. Long-time Union Supporter and friend of DC6 Betty Sutton was also on hand, Ms. Sutton is Richard Cordray’s running mate for Governor of Ohio.

“We’re happy to announce that this is going to be an annual event,” declared IUPAT DC6 Business Manager/Secretary Jim Sherwood. “It was exciting to see the energy and enthusiasm of the students and potential union members who participated in our open house, it was even more exciting to collect several new apprenticeship applications on the spot!”

For more information on IUPAT DC6 Apprenticeship programs, visit https://iupat-dc6.org/become-a-member.

09Feb 2018

PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR POSITION

The Board of Trustees for the Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region is currently accepting applications for a part-time Instructor position.  The position needs to be filled as soon as possible.

The Part-time Instructor will be responsible for training apprentices and journeypersons throughout Ohio focusing on Craft specific, Health & Safety.  The job requires the training programs for apprentices and journeyperson primarily at the four separate Training Centers located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.  The Instructor will be primarily based in the Toledo, Ohio Training Center; however, will be required to travel throughout the State. Since this position requires teaching the Finishing Trades Institute developed curriculum, the applicant must be an active or retired member of one of the affiliated Finishing Trades.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide instruction for the apprentice courses using approved curriculum and following class standards required by the State of Ohio and Department of Labor
  • Teach IUPAT journeyperson upgrade and re-certification classes on a regular basis
  • Prepare and return class records, including grades and attendance to the Director of Training on a timely basis
  • Work with the Director of Training to acquire the supplies and equipment needed for classes
  • Attend instructor meetings, as required

QUALIFICATIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Current active or retired journeyperson of the IUPAT Finishing Trades
  • Strong journeyperson skills with a minimum four (4) years at journeyperson level with hands-on experience in the IUPAT Finishing Trades required
  • Strong varbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to present ideas and information effectively in groups and one-on-one
  • Advance knowledge and understanding of construction process, safety procedures and extensive people skills
  • Ability to use personal computer and associated programs
  • Prior instructor experience with apprentices preferred

POSITION DETAILS

  • This is an hourly position based upon the IUPAT DC 6 journeyperson wage. Instructors will be paid by class taught.  Wages will be paid at journeyperson rate, for actual class time spent plus one half hour before and after.
  • Fringe Benefits are included
  • Part-time Instructor will be scheduled to teach classes for 16 – 31 hours per week
  • Classes will be scheduled and assigned in advance
  • Periodic statewide travel with occasional overnight stays is required
  • Classes are held days, nights and weekends – the Training Center Office is open from 8:00am -4:30pm, but the Instructor’s hours will extend into the evenings and weekends

Applicants interested in the Part-time Instructor Position should submit a resume along with a cover letter summarizing their qualifications for the position no later than March 9, 2018 via e-mail to recruiting@iupat-dc6.org. Questions? Call Nichole McCarthy at (440) 239-4575 ext. 126

08Feb 2018

The Board of Trustees for the Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region is currently accepting applications for the full time Glazier Instructor position. This position needs to be filled in time for the next school year. Any applicant interested must be available to begin no later than July 1, 2018.

The Glazing Instructor will be responsible for training apprentices and journeypersons throughout Ohio.  The job requires the training programs for apprentices and journeyperson primarily at the four separate Training Centers located in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.  The Instructor will be primarily based in the Strongsville Ohio Training Center; however, will be required to travel throughout the State.  Since this position requires teaching the Finishing Trades Institute developed curriculum, the applicant must be an active or retired member of the affiliated Finishing Trades.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide instruction for the apprentice courses using approved curriculum and following class standards required by the State of Ohio and Department of Labor
  • Teach IUPAT journeyperson upgrade and re-certification classes on a regular basis
  • Prepare and return class records, including grades and attendance to the Director of Training on a timely basis
  • Work with the Director of Training to acquire the supplies and equipment needed for classes
  • Attend instructor meetings and training, as required

QUALIFICATIONS/ KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Current active or retired journeymen of the IUPAT Finishing Trades
  • Strong journeyperson skills with a minimum four (4) years as a Glazier at journeyperson level with hands-on experience in the IUPAT Finishing Trades required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to present ideas and information effectively in groups and one-on-one
  • Advance knowledge and understanding of construction process, safety procedures and extensive people skills
  • Ability to use personal computer and associated programs
  • Prior instructor experience with apprentices preferred

POSITION DETAILS

  • This is a salary position based upon the IUPAT DC 6 journeymen wage at 44 hours of pay for 52 weeks, no overtime is paid
  • Fringe Benefits are paid according to IUPAT DC 6 fringe package based upon 40 hours
  • Statewide travel with overnight stays is required
  • Classes are held days, nights and weekends – the Training Center Office is open from 8:00am -4:30pm, but the Instructor’s hours will extend into the evenings and weekends

Applicants interested in the Part-time Instructor Position should submit a resume along with a cover letter summarizing their qualifications for the position no later than March 9, 2018 via e-mail to recruiting@iupat-dc6.org. Questions? Call Nichole McCarthy at (440) 239-4575 ext. 126

 

08Feb 2018

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 (IUPAT DC6) is hosting an Open House to invite men and woman in the community to learn about Careers in the Allied Trades. The event will take place at 8257 Dow Circle, Strongsville Ohio 44136 from 9: AM until 1: PM. The Open House will feature profiles of the Drywall and Finishing, Glazing, Painting, and Sign and Display Trades, along with Live Demonstrations and refreshments. Representatives from Cuyahoga Community College, Tri-C, will also be available.

“There has never been a better time to explore a career at IUPAT DC6,” exclaimed Jim Sherwood, Business Manager, Secretary/Treasurer of IUPAT DC6. “If you’ve got ambition, we’ve got opportunities.”

To download a flyer, Click HERE

30Jan 2018
The Finishing Trade Institute of the Ohio Region Board of Directors Congratulates all the graduates

Thinking of Joining the Union?

Plain City, OH, January 29, 2018– If you have an attention for detail, are goal oriented, and have basic knowledge of the Drywall Finishing and a willingness to learn as you earn, The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and our partner contractors would like to talk to you about a career in the construction industry! Join us on Thursday, February 8th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Painters Local Union 1275, 8700 Memorial Drive in Plain City, Ohio, for a special career fair and hiring event. Refreshments – along with on-the-spot job offers, will be provided.

Drywall finishers (or tapers) prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting and by taping and finishing joints and imperfections.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for this field is very positive, due to the need to replace older baby boomers who will be retiring in the next several years. No formal education is necessary, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs will be offered. This is a great opportunity to position yourself for a long-term career with IUPAT, that not only provides great pay but health insurance, a retirement plan, and career growth opportunities.

The event is sponsored by IUPAT District Council 6 and partner contractors Acoustic Ceiling & Partition of Ohio (ACP), OCP Contractors, OKI Interiors Corp, and Valley Interior Systems. Questions should be directed to Jamie Peppers, Director of Organizing, at jamiep@iupat-dc6.org .

To accelerate your ability to start employment immediately, interested candidates may want to bring a valid ID, and a resume or a listing of their work experience, to the hiring event.  Pre-registration is not required. For more information on the benefits of joining IUPAT, visit https://iupat-dc6.org/member-benefits/, or click HERE to download event flyer.