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Worker Readiness

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Now Open for Registration!

Cohort 1:
June 14th – July 16th, 2021

Cohort 2:
July 12th – August 13th, 2021

Want to advance your career and get better qualified for your job in as little as 5 weeks?

Our inclusive classes will help you to hone your skills, connect with industry experts, all in our state-of-the-art training facility in Little Canada.

Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest is proud to offer free career training in 5 disciplines:

Commercial Painters apply paint, stain, and varnish products to the interior and exterior of commercial buildings.Commercial Painter Photo
Industrial Painters apply protective coatings to bridges, water towers, and steel structures.

Coating Application Specialist

Drywall Finishers prepare and finish walls with joint compounds to prepare the wall for painting or wallcovering.

Drywall Finisher

Glassworkers custom-fabricate architectural aluminum window frames and entrances for commercial buildings.


Glaziers install architectural aluminum window frames, glass, and entrances into commercial buildings.


This career readiness program is wholly funded as part of a $60,000 grant through the MN Dept. of Labor by a grant from the U.S Dept. of Labor. The goal of the grant funding is to address Minnesota’s racial and economic disparities by increasing female and minority participation in registered apprenticeship.

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