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3/27/20 — FTI-UM Campus Closure Announcement update

According to Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Orders 20-19 and 20-20, issued on Wednesday, March 25, the FTI of the Upper Midwest’s campus will remain closed until April 27, 2020. Closure dates are subject to change.

Notes:

PSEO Students: The FTI of the Upper Midwest’s campus will remain closed to PSEO students until May 4, 2020.

Apprentices: School leadership is coordinating with and receiving guidance from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to determine appropriate next steps to be compliant with state statutes—more information to follow shortly.

Continuing Education: Will reschedule accordingly. School leadership is reviewing the status of STAR qualifications—more information to follow shortly.

Occupational Advisory Committees (OAC): No meetings scheduled during the school closure.

If you have an urgent need, please contact your craft coordinator. For Paint, Drywall, Sign, and continuing education questions, please call Tom Aasheim at 651-230-5742. For Glazing and Glassworker questions, please call Brian Hagberg at 651-230-0632.

As epidemics/pandemics can change quickly and unpredictably, it will be essential to stay updated on the latest information regarding Coronavirus. We intend not to overload you with information, but updates will be sent as deemed necessary. If you have questions specifically related to the Coronavirus, you may go directly to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage. Also, be alert for updates from the IUPAT, District Council 82, and your employer regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please continue to check the FTI-UM website at www.ftium.edu for the most up to date information.


3/26/20 — FTI-UM Campus Closure Announcement

According to Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Orders 20-19 and 20-20, issued on Wednesday, March 25, the FTI of the Upper Midwest’s campus will remain closed until April 13, 2020. Closure dates are subject to change.

Notes:

PSEO Students: The FTI of the Upper Midwest’s campus will remain closed to PSEO students until May 4, 2020.

Apprentices: School leadership is coordinating with and receiving guidance from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to determine appropriate next steps to be compliant with state statutes—more information to follow shortly.

Continuing Education: Will reschedule accordingly. School leadership is reviewing the status of STAR qualifications—more information to follow shortly.

Occupational Advisory Committees (OAC): No meetings scheduled during the school closure.

If you have an urgent need, please contact your craft coordinator. For Paint, Drywall, Sign, and continuing education questions, please call Tom Aasheim at 651-230-5742. For Glazing and Glassworker questions, please call Brian Hagberg at 651-230-0632.

As epidemics/pandemics can change quickly and unpredictably, it will be essential to stay updated on the latest information regarding Coronavirus. We intend not to overload you with information, but updates will be sent as deemed necessary. If you have questions specifically related to the Coronavirus, you may go directly to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage. Also, be alert for updates from the IUPAT, District Council 82, and your employer regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please continue to check the FTI-UM website at www.ftium.edu for the most up to date information.


3/17/2020 FTI Upper Midwest Update

Out of an abundance of caution and after considering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and MN Department of Health’s recommendations, the FTI of the Upper Midwest’s campus is closed to all students on March 16, 2020, and remain closed until reopening on April 13, 2020.

Continuing Education: At this time, all FTI-UM continuing education classes scheduled through April 17, 2020, are postponed until we have the approval to reopen the school to in-person training.

Please continue to check the FTI-UM website at www.ftium.edu for the most up to date information.

As epidemics/pandemics can change quickly and unpredictably, it will be essential to stay updated on the latest information regarding Coronavirus. We intend not to overload you with information, but updates will be sent as deemed necessary. If you have questions specifically related to the Coronavirus, you may go directly to the Minnesota Department of Health,  US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage. Also, be alert for updates from the IUPATDistrict Council 82, and your employer regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)


3/13/2020 FTI UM Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution and after considering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and MN Department of Health’s recommendations, the FTI of the Upper Midwest’s campus will close to all students on March 16, 2020, and remain closed until reopening on April 13, 2020.

Apprentices: School leadership is coordinating with and receiving guidance from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to determine appropriate next steps to be compliant with state statutes – more information to follow shortly.

Continuing Education: Will reschedule accordingly. School leadership is reviewing the status of STAR qualifications—more information to follow shortly.

Occupational Advisory Committees (OAC): Meetings scheduled during the school closure will be canceled.
As epidemics/pandemics can change quickly and unpredictably, it will be essential to stay updated on the latest information regarding Coronavirus. We intend not to overload you with information, but updates will be sent as deemed necessary. If you have questions specifically related to the Coronavirus, you may go directly to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage. Also, be alert for updates from the IUPAT, District Council 82, and your employer regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please continue to check the FTI-UM website at www.ftium.edu for the most up to date information.


 

 

 


FTI UM 3/12/20 Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The FTI of the Upper Midwest is remaining current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, and has begun to spread around the globe. We are monitoring developments, reviewing our protocols, and preparing for appropriate actions as the situation potentially evolves.

As expected, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now appearing in Minnesota. We are continually monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and MN Department of Health’s recommendations regarding preventive measures we can all take to manage the potential outbreak of COVID-19. No vaccine is currently available. Symptoms of this illness include fever, coughing and shortness of breath.

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Prevention steps include:
Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. It is recommended to cover a cough with your elbow or sneeze into a tissue, not into your hands.
Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home or go home if you’re feeling sick with cold symptoms or fever.
Avoid touching your face.
Avoid shaking hands if possible. It may seem awkward, but it may prevent the spreading of the illness.
It is suggested that paper towels be used to dry hands after washing. Evidence has shown that if hands are not completely washed clean, that air dryers can make the virus air born.

If sick or symptomatic, stay home except to get medical care. Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home.

As epidemics/pandemics can change quickly and unpredictably, it will be important to stay updated on the latest information regarding Coronavirus. It is our intent to not overload you with information, but updates will be sent as deemed necessary. If you have questions specifically related to the Coronavirus, you may go directly to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage. Also, be alert for updates from the IUPAT, District Council 82 and your employer regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We remain open and fully operational and at this time have made no decisions to suspend or postpone classes. As current policy dictates, any absence from a training class excused or otherwise must be made up at the next available makeup day and prior to the end of the semester. FTI-UM faculty will ensure adequate makeup opportunities are scheduled.
Contact the FTI-UM office with questions or concerns at (651) 379-9600.


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!


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.

*** REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ***

 

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