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DC 57 industrial and bridge painters, commercial painters, wallcoverers, drywall finishers, architectural glass and metal installers, glaziers are the best in the business.

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With the IUPAT DC 57 apprenticeship training, you earn while you learn! From day one of your apprenticeship, you can begin earning an hourly wage that can steadily increase throughout your career with the IUPAT.

When you join IUPAT DC 57, you become part of a winning team that will have your back throughout your career and beyond, thanks to our industry-leading benefits, pension, and retirement programs.


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FTI of Western PA will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. FTI of Western PA will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.


There are many career paths in the finishing trades industry.

DC 57 bridge painters work on many of western Pennsylvania’s thousands of bridges. From stripping the old paint to applying the new coating, bridge painters are essential to maintaining the health and safety of our bridges. You’ll receive top tier training to do this crucial work safely and efficiently. 

As an Industrial Painter, you’ll learn the skills and techniques required to apply paint to a variety of materials and surfaces. You’ll learn to operate complex power tools and other heavy equipment. Apprentices in both of the IUPAT painting crafts often require a creative touch for the restoration of historic buildings.
As a Commercial Painter, you’ll use a trained eye to paint walls, ceilings, doors and doorframes, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns, as laid out in the work plan or specification. Wallcoverers learn to prepare wall surfaces and apply wallpaper, vinyl and fabric coverings and murals.
As a Drywall Finisher, or taper as they are sometimes known, you will prepare unfinished interior drywall panels for painting. You could be working on offices in a skyscraper, or the interior of homes in a new neighborhood development.
As an Architectural Glass and Metal Installer, or a Glazier as they’re known, you will learn to select, cut, install and replace all types of glass for a variety of buildings and structures. Our commercial work includes everything from storefront windows, to the “curtain wall” of glass covering the tallest of skyscrapers across North America.

DC 57 Holiday party schedule

Retirees’ Christmas Party: Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00am (exec board meets at 10:30am) at IUPAT DC 57 Union Hall (101 Ewing Rd, Carnegie)

LU 6, 479, 751, and 2006:  Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm at the White Oak Athletic Association (Lower Heckman Rd, McKeesport)

LU 409: Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm at the Castle Pub (122 N Center St, Ebensburg)

LU 530: Friday, December 15th at 7:00pm at the IBEW 712 Hall (217 Sassafras Ln, Beaver)

LU 549:  Saturday, December 9th  from 1:00-4:00pm at Lefty’s Bar (1248 Brown Ave, Erie)