Glazier + Glassworker

A Cut Above The Rest

Glass, by its nature and architectural application, creates a variety of specialized, interesting and challenging types of work for glaziers and glassworkers. Glass, along with architectural aluminum, makes up the majority of building materials glaziers and glassworkers work with. These products can be used for mirrors, windows, doors, shower and bath enclosures, automatic entrances and other applications. Glaziers are skilled craftspeople who install and replace glass, architectural aluminum and other related products in both commercial and residential buildings while typically, glassworkers are employed in fabrication and manufacturing facilities preparing the products for the glaziers to install.

The glazier and glassworkers training will provide the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to meet the needs of the industry and to ensure that each worker is equipped to use the technology, materials, and applicable methods of glazing as well as adhering to all quality and safety standards on the job.

An Energy Impact

With today’s concern for energy savings, the glass trades are specifically focused on energy efficient retrofitting projects as well as the design and installation of energy efficient weatherization materials and solar technology in both new residential and commercial applications.

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FTI Testimonials

“These are some of the best trained skilled crafts people in the industry, not only have they worked in the crafts and out in the field on job sites but they engage with the union family and union membership.”

- Terry Nelson, District Council 82

“FTI instructors provide us with skilled quality workers and not only do those instructors have the book smarts needed to teach proper technique but they also have direct experience in the field.”

- Clark Anderson, CFO - Swanson Youngdale

“The instructors are great, they get down to a personal level. They take their knowledge and implement it into the classroom and hands-on training.”

- Kyle Paulson, Glazier Apprentice

A Rewarding, Hands-On Career Awaits

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest is an educational institute dedicated to developing professional tradespeople, advancing their skills and certifying their qualifications in the Upper Midwest. Our learners include Commercial and Industrial Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers, Glassworkers, Sign and Display Technicians, and Tradeshow Workers.

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