Welcome to PRAIRIE FINISHING TRADES INSTITUTE (PFTI), a subsidiary of District Council 17
Description: Painter Decorator Apprenticeship Training is offered through DC17’s training arm Prairie Finishing Trades Institute (PFTI).
Apprenticeship training consists of 3 periods of technical training. Apprentices attend school for 8 weeks a year Monday to Friday. Upon completion apprentices are required to gain 1300 on the job hours for each level they are completing. PFTI utilizes the approved AIT curriculum that focuses on residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.
Length: 240 hours classroom
Who should attend: All Painters
Location: Edmonton, AB
Instructors: Vernon Ball & Jason Phillips – Red Seal Journeyperson Painter Decorators
For more information: contact IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training Shauntelle Hollett firstname.lastname@example.org
Apprentices must maintain their records of on the job hours through AIT’s bluebook system. Bluebooks are mailed out when you complete your registration as an apprentice with AIT and records are submitted through your mytradesecrets account.
Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has recognized DC 17’s program for Painter Decorator apprenticeship. Saskatchewan apprentices can attend Painter Decorator training at our Edmonton, AB Facility.
All Saskatchewan attendees must be registered apprentices with SATCC.
As this training occurs out of province, Saskatchewan apprentices may also be eligible for additional financial support if attending training more than 50 km from their residence. Please visit the Financial Supports section of SATCC’s website for more information.
Saskatchewan apprentices are also eligible for the Financial Assistance grants and EI payments if they qualify.