Purdy Partners with PDCA and IUPAT/FTI
Paint and Decorating Contractors of America - PDCA represents over 10,000 owners and managers from more than 3,000 painting and decorating firms across the U.S. and Canada.
PDCA is developing industry standards, industry-specific publications and programs essential to the success of your business. PDCA Standards benefit the painting and decorating industry and the entire construction and design community. PDCA's Contractor College and Accreditation Program provides all contractors with top flight business and industry technical educational opportunities. Visit http:train.pdca.org to learn more about PDCA's Contractor College.
You can benefit from the experiences of fellow painting and decorating contractors from around the country through networking opportunities like the national convention and trade show. Local Chapters, State or Regional Councils, and Specialty Forums also provide networking and educational opportunities with your local PDCA Member industry leaders.
Through our partnership with the PDCA, we have trained thousands of paint contractors across the U.S. and Canada.
To learn more about PDCA visit: www.pdca.org.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades – IUPAT represents over 140,000 men and women in the United States and Canada. Members work in the finishing trades as painters, drywall finishers, wallcoverers, floor covering installers, display workers, convention and show decorators, and in many more exciting occupations. IUPAT members’ skills are in high demand at every construction project in North America.
The IUPAT membership extends beyond far beyond the workplace, however. IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways: through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers’ rights, and through effective and aggressive political mobilization.
To learn more about IUPAT visit: www.iupat.org
The Finishing Trades Institute – IUPAT’s innovative and exciting job training program, provides a multitude of opportunities to build a secure future for you and your family.
Through our partnership with the IUPAT and FTI, more than 100 schools and tens of thousands of painters have participated in one or more of Purdy’s educational programs.
To learn more about FTI visit: www.finishingtradesinstitute.org
Apprenticeship Locals by State
To view apprenticeship locals by state, click here.
Purdy Programs with Finishing Trades Institute (IUPAT and FCA Partnership)
These programs are available to all trade schools. We currently have 98 IUPAT affiliated apprenticeship programs participating in some or all of these programs.
Please fill out the form below to get started making these programs work for your school.
School supply. On an as needed basis, we supply Apprenticeship programs with brushes, rollers and other sundries for use in instructional training. These will include 1st quality and 2nd quality tools.
Product donations to District Councils and Locals for use in community projects like Habitat For Humanity, Christmas In April or others. These will include 1st quality and 2nd quality tools.
Graduation gifts. For each graduating apprentice we gift an assortment of brushes, rollers, miscellaneous sundries and collateral information. Please allow a minimum 6 weeks lead time for graduation gifts. These will include 1st quality tools.
Product Knowledge Seminars. A visit from a Purdy Corporation representative to the local trade schools for brush and roller product construction and quality knowledge training.
Collateral information. Cutaway brushes with coordinating educational text and graphics along with component brush and roller parts for training in brush and roller construction.
Program Sign-Up Sheet