27Nov 2018

November 13th District Council 6 acknowledged National Apprenticeship Week at their Strongsville Union Hall. This event captured the attention of 143 attendees for various schools within the surrounding areas including; Cleveland Heights High School, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Polaris Career Center, Clearview Local Schools, Max Hayes, Warrensville Heights and Medina County Career Center. Throughout the day nineteen students completed our general application, of which included seven young woman who are seriously looking to join the IUPAT. DC 6 recruited the help of our current apprentices and staff to assist these students with hands on demonstrations to capture the feel of what our trades involve. Current apprentices inspired these students by telling their stories on why they joined the union and how it has changed their lives.

19Feb 2018

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 invites you to join us for the Grand Opening of our renovated Youngstown Facility from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25th.  The facility is the new home to Locals 847 and 476. Numerous Apprentices and Staff worked for months to get the hall debut ready. Join us in CELEBRATING our success! Food and drinks will be served.

27Jul 2016


We are taking application for the position of Glazier Instructor.
Will be working out of the Strongsville location.
Must be willing to travel, work evenings and weekend.
Must have 5 years experience as a journeyman.
Must be able to speech well in groups and individually.

Email resume to:
no later than August 5th 2016.

07Jun 2016




The Board of Trustees for the Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region is currently accepting applications for the Director of Training position.  The position needs to be filled immediately, so any applicant must be available to begin no later than July 1, 2016.

The Director of Training is responsible for, and assists the Board of Trustees in the planning, development, administration and implementation of training programs covering all of the IUPAT Finishing Trades throughout Ohio.  The job requires the coordination of the training programs for apprentices and journeymen primarily at the four separate Training Centers located in Cleveland, Columbus Toledo and Cincinnati.  While consideration will be given to all applicants, having trade experience in the IUPAT Finishing Trades is preferred.  Any applicant should also have working knowledge of the U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio State Apprenticeship Council statutory and administrative rules and regulations regarding the administration and governance of apprenticeship programs.

The opportunity requires residency in the Greater Cleveland Area as the Director of Training’s Office is located at the Strongsville Ohio Training Center.


  • Participates in the development and administration of all training courses, policies and programs
  • Coordinates with the Finishing Trades Institute sponsored by the International IUPAT to enhance and strengthen training curriculum and instruction
  • Develops and implements effective workforce training and recruitment strategies
  • Oversees the daily operation of the apprentice and journeymen training programs
  • Supervises and assigns instructors and staff
  • Teaches classes, as necessary
  • Maintains facilities and equipment
  • Recruits apprentices and instructors
  • Coordinates FTIOR Board of Trustees meetings
  • Acts as a liaison between the local Advisory Committees across Ohio and the Board of Trustees for the FTIOR
  • Manages expenses, develops budgets and operates within the budget guidelines
  • Maintains the official records
  • Oversees the proper handling and maintenance of the apprentice training and journeyworker upgrade files, certificates and filings required by OSAC an DOL
  • Oversees and coordinates processing of expenses with Third Party Administrator
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting of all official business


  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Minimum five (5) years at journeyworker level with hands-on construction experience required, IUPAT Finishing Trades preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills
  • Advance knowledge and understanding of construction process, safety procedures and extensive people skills
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office
  • Advanced organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Well-developed analytical, record keeping and administrative skills
  • Prior instructor experience with apprentices preferred


  • This is a salaried position with the salary based upon the IUPAT DC 6 general foreman wage at 48 hours of pay for 52 weeks –no overtime is paid
  • Fringe Benefits are paid based upon IUPAT DC 6 fringe package based upon 40 hours
  • Substantial 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 Director’s hours will extend into the evenings and weekends

Applicants interested in the Director of Training Position should submit a resume along with a cover letter summarizing their qualifications for the position no later than June 13, 2016 to the:

Co-Chairs for the Board of Trustees

Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region

8257 Dow Circle

Strongsville OH 44136


25Nov 2015

The Green Advantage Certified Curtain  wall Installer (GAC/CI) designation is a specialty trade certification. As such, it is built on the foundation of either Green Advantage Certified Associate (GACA) or Green Advantage Certified Practitioner (GACP) certification. Part I of the GAC/CI written exam is designed to test the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities related to green building. A passing score results in one of these green builder certifications.

This Green Advantage Certified Curtainwall Installer Study Guide is the source document for Part II of the written GAC/CI Certification Exam. Part II of the exam tests the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities specifically related to curtainwall installation. It presents information important to a Green Advantage Certified Curtainwall Installer’s understanding of curtainwall installation field activity.


09Nov 2015

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photo 3Director of Organizing Joe Crytser and Business Agent Lee Denney attended a workshop with the IUPAT and Jobs with Justice.  They learned about ways to engage the community and get them involved in what we do for working people.

04Feb 2015



Picture here is local 841 member Galen Whited, who received his 50 year watch and pin at the 841 January meeting.  Galen has been a member for almost 51 years.  He joined the local in 1964 and retired in 2004.  He spoke of how things were when he joined.  “When I joined in 1964 we didn’t have healthcare or a pension.”  He was speaking of the fact that his local has made great strides in collectively bargaining in the last 50+ years.  There is currently a great benefit package including healthcare and pension.  This is in  place because of the hard work and involvement of Galen and our brothers that fought along side him.  Thanks for all you great years of service Galen and we hope for many more to come.

08Dec 2014

   Coming to a city near you.


Shown here at John Marshall High School on W. 140th in Cleveland.  It will be there on and off for the whole month of December.  In this case we are informing the public that Environmental Glass (from Michigan) has taken jobs from Cleveland and Ohio workers by hiring workers out of Oklahoma.  They refuse to hire local Glaziers.  We have gotten tremendous support from the local citizen’s who voted to pass a levy to help build this new school.

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