Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI)
The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI) is the official training provider of District Council 21 trades, including glazier apprenticeships. FTI is recognized as an accredited post-secondary institution with the Council of Occupational Education (COE) and licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools. As such, glazier apprentices that complete a four-year apprenticeship through FTI-MAR are eligible to earn both a Department of Labor (DOL) Apprenticeship Certification and an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology in Glazing.
Foundation for Fair Contracting (FFC)
The Pennsylvania Foundation for Fair Contracting supports, promotes, and encourages fair contracting by providing a level playing field in the public construction arena for the benefit of taxpayers, contractors, and workers. The FFC ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws pertaining to the construction industry; works with federal and state labor departments on compliance issues involving labor and prevailing wages in the construction industry; promotes bidding equity for all contractors; and works with AGMA to educate our members about their rights and the bidding laws associated with the construction industry.