IUPAT DC 53 and WV Job Corps Provide Pre-Apprentice Training in the Painting Trade

IUPAT DC 53 and WV Job Corps offers a pre-apprentice training program in the painting trade. This collaboration aims to equip young individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in the painting industry. Job Corps, known for its vocational training programs, has been a cornerstone in providing educational opportunities for […]

IUPAT DC 53 talks with Wood County Students at CTE Camps

The International Painters Union Allied Trades District Council 53 participated in the Workforce Development Board Mid-Ohio Valley’s CTE Camps at the Wood County Technical Center today. Students from Wood County high schools had the opportunity to not only learn what the IUPAT do, but listened to other trades they can explore after graduation. During our […]

IUPAT DC 53 Reps meet with first-year apprentices at the FTI Training Center

IUPAT DC 53 representatives from different areas shared insights and information with first-year apprentices at the FTI Training Center in Weston on Tuesday. Apprentices had the opportunity for them to meet the reps who will help them in the field and to gain a better understanding of the role of a representative. As part of […]

Local Collaboration Celebrates Successful Community Project

The recent collaboration between local labor leaders, Karras Painting, Buckeye Local School District, Jim Morelli of All-Star Pressure Washing, and District Council 53 Painters’ Union has resulted in resealing of the concrete at the World War II Memorial Stadium in Ohio as part of our CORE (Community Organizing for Real Economics) program. Projects like these […]

Construction of full sized elevated tank begins

We are thrilled to announce that the plans for utilizing the elevated tank at the FTI Training Center in Weston have finally come to fruition! The FTI Training Center is the sole facility in the United States with a full sized elevated tank on its premises! This unique feature sets us apart and has interest […]