Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest:
A new model for higher education.
Careers in the finishing trades are in high demand.
They only require progress toward a high school diploma or the equivalent to get started.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) pushes students to become the best they can be.
Our grant-funded Worker Readiness Programs have placed over 60% of program completers into Apprenticeship Programs, leading to safe and fruitful careers.
Our Apprenticeship Programs have completion rates of over 80%. Apprenticeship Programs employ 100% of participants.
As a society, we need to start giving young people the choice of going to a traditional college or university, or educating them about the diverse array of debt-free opportunities that exist in the finishing trades.