Scholarship Opportunities

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 .

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, or click HERE to download event flyer.

20Jun 2017

Are you thinking of pursuing a BA in Construction Management? Would you like to take your classes online? Rowan University in partnership with NABTU is offering the NABTU Governing Board of Presidents Scholarships up to $3,600 available to first-year students in all trades.

When:  September 5, 2017, the beginning of the Fall term

Who:  Journeypersons & Apprentices looking to develop their leadership skills

Where:  Visit the Rowan University website to apply for Fall 2017

Rowan University’s B.A. in Construction Management Online is ideal for journeypersons, as well as apprentices who are looking to develop leadership skills and advance their careers. The B.QA. in Construction Management prepares Building Trades members to supervise, manage, and inspect construction projects, buildings, and associated facilities. Rowan’s program has received North America’s Building Trades Union’s endorsement.

Scholarship application deadline is August 1st. Visit the Rowan University website to learn more. Download information HERE.

10May 2017

The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1st to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation. The complete list of criteria can be reviewed below. All applications must be submitted online. The Education and Research Foundation is committed to taking steps to ensure students have the technical skills needed to immediately enter into the commercial construction workforce.

Link to Online Application:


06Apr 2017

An application process is now open for a scholarship opportunity of $1,000 to 200 eligible construction and manufacturing registered apprentices enrolled in Ohio community colleges.  The application process will close on Friday, April 30th, 2017.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services through a partnership with Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation & Ohio Association of Community Colleges, are offering the scholarship opportunities to cover equipment, tools, and work clothes for qualified apprentices.

The process consists of an application, recommendation form, and W-2 documents submitted by the apprentice.  The funding is to be used by the apprentice to offset individual costs for items such as books, tools, work clothes, etc.  Eligible applicants will be selected on a “first-come-first-served” basis.