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Attention AAS Students

Class begins Wednesday, September 5th at 4:00 p.m.

Register for Politics in the Community (AAS)

Registration for this class (09/05/2018 – 12/19/2018) is for those already in enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Technologies degree program.

For more information on the AAS – Construction Technologies degree or to enroll, please contact the FTI training office.

This course is required and will fulfill your Social Science Requirement.

This course will focus on local, national and international politics and how it affects community. The course will utilize current events to propel discussions in politics and the role of the union. Students will develop and utilize problem solving skills in this course.


DC 82 FTIUM Announces New Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program

Starting in January of 2020, the FTIUM will open its doors to high school students for a state-of-the-art PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Option) Program that focuses on hands-on learning. Please view the new online sign-up page! 

This program will enable students to earn 270 hours credit toward On the Job Learning for their chosen finishing trades Registered Apprenticeship.  Students will also receive 9 college credits toward an Associate’s Degree. Do you know a high school student who would benefit from the program? Tell them to apply here!

The program is free, has no entrance exam and is open to all high school seniors and senior plus.

Enrollment for the spring semester is now open, and will be closed on December 13, 2019. If you have a friend or family member interested in taking that first step toward a rewarding and lucrative career in the finishing trades, please tell them to apply here, on our new landing page!


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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