Finishing Trades Institute, Atlantic Canada: Member Training
"Our goal is to have the most expertly trained members on the safest job sites in Atlantic Canada"
2023 Training Schedule by Local Union:
The Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) Glazier certification program is now accepting applications to challenge the exam. For more information on what the program prerequisites are or on how to register for the program, check out their website: https://agmtprogram.com/
It is our goal to keep all of our members up-to-date with key safety training requirements. Keeping our members up-to-date ensures that they are both employable and safe on the job.
Courses offered by JATF provide both theory and hands-on experience for the practical knowledge our trades demand.
Check this site frequently to keep up to date on the progress of our new 65,000 sq/ft training facility located in Halifax N.S.
About the Director of Training
Walter MacDonald is the Director of Apprenticeship and Training (JATF) Atlantic Canada.
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.