Training and Education

IUPAT DC 6 Training & Education

IUPAT District Council 6 provides the world’s very finest and most comprehensive training to its apprentices and journeymen, focusing on the highest safety standards and the most modern trade skills.

All training programs are designed in conjunction with the nationally renowned I.U.P.A.T. Finishing Trades Institute.

Apprentices may train at one of four nationally accredited training facilities located throughout the Council. The same curriculum is available in all facilities.

Click here for PDF of the current Apprentice Class Schedule 

Work Process Cards                                                                                                                                                                                  Commercial Painter  |  Taper  |  Glazier  |  Industrial Painter

Share on FacebookTweet about this on Twitter

Join IUPAT DC6 – The Start of a Lifetime!

When you are a part of a union, what you do for a living is more than just a job – it’s a career! As a union member, you receive training, benefits and a pension. There’s also an opportunity to earn a college degree in one of our programs as well. The best part is that you have a job while we train you, so you earn while you learn! Although a typical apprenticeship last three years, if you have experience in a craft it can be much shorter. 


Commercial & Industrial Painting

IUPAT Painters apply paint, stain, varnish, and other finishes to residential, commercial and industrial structures. They are able to choose the right paint or finish for the surface to be covered by taking into account durability, ease of handling, method of application and customer desires. Some IUPAT painting projects require an artistic touch for the restoration of historic buildings and unique projects.


Drywall Finishers: Tapers

IUPAT Drywall Finishers prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections. Drywall consists of a thin layer of gypsum between two layers of heavy paper; it is used on walls and ceilings in most buildings today. Drywall Finishers spread joint compound into and along each side of the joint between two hung drywall panels and use a paper tape to cover the seams.


Tradeshows and Sign & Display

IUPAT Sign & Display Workers fabricate vinyl, electric signs & banners, and create displays for the trade show industry. Workers in the Sign & Display industry put the finishing touch on the location and what is housed in a shopping center or building. They install and service the signage that marks our shops, restaurants, colleges, and office buildings.


Glazing & Glass Work

IUPAT Glaziers (or glassworkers) are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing and replacing all types of glass used in construction. Residential glazing involves replacing and installing glass in home windows, installing mirrors, shower doors, and bathtub enclosures. On Commercial interior projects, Glaziers fit glass for tabletops and display cases and install decorative glass walls and storefront windows.