"Our goal is to have the most expertly trained members

on the safest job sites in Atlantic Canada"



About the Director of Training



Walter MacDonald is the Director of Apprenticeship and Training (JATF) Atlantic Provinces.


Walter has been a member of IUPAT Local 1439 since 1996 and has worked in the industry as an Industrial Painter for 17 years. He served as shop steward for four years before being appointed to the position of Director of Apprenticeship and Training in 2010.


In an effort to provide quality instruction in both the skilled trades and in health and safety, he continues his education by participating in regional and international instructor development programs and also receives frequent instructor training  at  the IUPAT International Training Center in Hannover, MD.