IUPAT Ohio: Open Door Academy Job Fair

This story is from the IUPAT District Council 6 website at

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades FTIOR (Finishing Trades Institute of the Ohio Region) attended a job fair December 8th, 2017 at the Open Door Academy in Cleveland.  About 250 6th-12th grades students came thru to ask us about our trades.  Its always good to let them know there is a great alternative to a traditional college education, and that while going through our apprenticeship program they can still earn an associates degree in applied sciences from Cuyahoga Community College. We love to see amazed looks on their faces when we show off some samples of the work we do.