Founded in 1887, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades.
Our members are highly trained in commercial and industrial painting, drywall finishing, floor cover installation, glazing and sign/ display.
We have 33 over 30 multi-craft training centers throughout the United States and Canada.
You have been trained by the best and proudly served your country. Now, the IUPAT stands ready to advance your skills and offer you a new career in the Finishing Trades through apprenticeship learning and on the job training.You’ve served your country. Now let us serve you.
Work Your Way Up the Union Career Path!
Free Training – Earn While You Learn
Veterans can save their GI Bill for future college course. We are proud to bring members of the military this opportunity for new career training at absolutely no cost to them. In fact, you’ll be learning your trade on the job and in the classroom at the same time. That’s why we call it Earn While You Learn!
The Benefits of Union Membership
As a member on the job in the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, you not only receive skills and safety training, you earn eligibility for health insurance, a pension and other retirement savings opportunities like an annuity or 401k.
Training and Education Never Stop
Long after you complete your apprenticeship and become a journey worker in the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, you’ll have the opportunity to advance your skills and your career through ongoing training and education.
Our training isn’t just in trade skills for the worksite, we offer supervisor training as well to give you the tools to push your career forward.
Is a College Degree in Your Plans? We Have You Covered!
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades partners with Mountwest Community and Technical college to give our members the opportunity to earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.
To learn more about the program, click here.