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79 Bradley Street, Middletown CT 06457. Phone: 860-613-0200
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FTISNE Mission



"Finishing Trades Institute provides necessary skills to individuals for career advancement to journeyperson status and continued education in the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades construction industries. This commitment to apprentice and journeyperson education and training is essential to the success of our various skill trade unions and our contractor associations".


Finishing Trades Institute of Southern New England exsists to serve a number of purposes: 

  • To supply all contractors with highly skilled workers including apprentices, journeypersons, supervisors, project managers, etc.
  • To facilitate a unique learning environment with varying instructional objectives and technologies.
  • To provide activities and resources that fosters a positive, comprehensive training environment.
  • To provide career advancement through a combination of classroom instruction as well as shop and field experiences.
  • To provide continuing education and training in the form of Journeyperson Upgrade classes.

Apprentice development and progression is achieved by partaking in classes such as Health and Safety, Blueprint Reading, Mathematics, and Leadership and Foreperson Training.

With two state of the art training centers, we specialize in complete training for trades such as Painters, Glaziers, Glassworkers, Architectural Metal Workers, Drywall Finishers, and Wallcoverers. Men and women are afforded comprehensive curriculum and unequaled training.

It is impressed upon our members the realization that acquiring vital trade specific skills is necessary in securing and maintaining fair wages, health and pension benefits, and favorable working conditions.

The Finishing Trades Institute’s vision is unparalleled. Our comprehensive training programs are a collaborative effort designed to supply our union contractors and associations the most uniquely qualified workforce, now and into the future.