Painters #823

Albuquerque, NM

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Recently Local #823 renamed their training program, which is now The New Mexico Finishing Trades Institute. With a budget of more than $100,000 a year, the NMFTI works hard to train members and create a lasting stream of professionals for the local economy. The are currently 50 members enrolled in the apprenticeship program, and approximately 85% of the members that enter the program graduate the program as journeymen. Instructors are selected by a committee comprised of an equal number of employer and labor trustees, which assures members they are receiving high-quality education from qualified professionals.