FTI Directors of Training

FTI Trustees

Finishing Trades Institute Staff

7230 Parkway Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076
FTIInternational@IUPAT.org
1.800.276.7289

ANTON RUESING

DIRECTOR
aruesing@iupat.org

TOM PFUNDSTEIN, Ph. D

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
tpfundstein@iupat.org

DAN PENSKI, Jr.

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR – CIAT
dpenskijr@iupat.org

ROBERT PORTO

APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE EASTERN REGION
rporto@iupat.org

KEN SEAL

APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE WESTERN REGION
kseal@iupat.org

DAN HINK

APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE CENTRAL REGION
dhink@iupat.org

SIMON HAZELWOOD

APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE CANADIAN REGION
shazelwood@iupat.org

JOHN BURCAW

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
jburcaw@iupat.org

ALICE GWINN

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR – CIAT 
agwinn@iupat.org

DONNA CRUZ

CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR – CIAT
dcruz@iupat.org

NICOL AUGUSTINE

INSTITUTE COORDINATOR
naugustine@iupat.org

MONISHA QUARRIE

SUPPORT STAFF
mquarrie@iupat.org

RONALD McCRIMMON

SUPPORT STAFF
rmccrimmon@iupat.org

You Should Know

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that construction managers made $93,900 a year on average as of May 2011.
The highest-paid 10 percent of managers earned over $149,070 a year, while the lowest-paid 10 percent made less than $50,650.
Fifty percent of construction managers earned between $64,780 and $112,020 a year.
An average union construction worker makes more than the average computer worker and has better benefits than the average big company employee.
Construction work employs more people in North America than most any other industry.
Union construction commands higher wages, better health, welfare, and pension benefits, more political influence, better working conditions, more bargaining power, and money for training.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, 8.7 million Americans worked in construction as of 2010.
As of 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median wage for basic construction laborers was $29,280 a year.
The FTI and its regional training centers provide craft-specific training, education, and on-the-job learning opportunities in 8 apprenticeable crafts.
FTI instructors are craft experts trained in the development and use of instructional aides, communication skills and classroom organizational techniques, as well as adult learning principles.
The FTI uses a DOL approved program of study for each of the trades it represents.
Students of the FTI learn through classroom instruction and hands-on skills practice with industry experts.
FTI students are employable.
You will be trained to work according to safe work practices and to recognize health and safety hazards to yourself, your co-workers, and the surrounding environment.
An average union construction worker makes more than the average computer worker and has better benefits than the average big company employee.
Construction work employs more people in North America than most any other industry.
Union construction commands higher wages, better health and welfare benefits, full employment, more political influence, better pension benefits, better working conditions, more bargaining power, and more money for training.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, 8.7 million Americans worked in construction as of 2010.
As of 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median wage for basic construction laborers was $29,280 a year.