The Painters and Allied Trades LMCI has a number of programs available for both the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and the companies that employ them.
The primary goal of these programs is to improve the skill-set of IUPAT members in the field to chart a path a more supervisory role in the workplace, while helping IUPAT industry partners build a better bottom line and increase their competitiveness in the Finishing Industry.
Estimating Essentials has classes scheduled in the United States and Canada. A class for the “apprentice” estimator who may be a recent hire into the estimating department of a company, or an IUPAT journey worker or foreman an employer hopes to develop further.
This two-day course includes classroom and hands-on practice of estimating from review of documents through quantity takeoff, calculation of all direct and indirect costs and concluding with the total price bid. The apprentices work with mentors on projects in the Finishing Trades and the course is designed to illustrate both the basic and comprehensive series of steps that produce winning bids.
The LMCI Supervisor Training Program is designed to develop and strengthen the abilities that make effective project supervisors. This course is free for IUPAT signatory contractors and includes in-depth instruction covering some of the following topics:
- Leadership Skills
- Cost Realities
- Employment Law
- Planning and Scheduling
- Tool and Material Management
- Structured Problem Solving