IUPAT General President Ken Rigmaiden and the Finishing Trades Institute Board of Trustees recently approved NACE CIP 1 and CIP 2 training for our Canadian membership. The back-to-back CIP courses were hosted at District Council 17’s Local 177 facility in Edmonton, Alberta, from January 9 – 20, 2017. IUPAT members from all over Canada were in attendance. DC 17 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer John Sedor, DC 17 Director of Training Chris Hooter and all attendees were appreciative to FTI Director Anton Ruesing for coordinating this effort. Additionally, attendees were very grateful for the opportunity to meet their fellow brothers and sisters from across Canada!