The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region (FTI MAR) held its Second Annual Commencement Ceremony in conjunction with Mountwest Community & Technical College and the National Labor College on November 6.

Approximately 50 men and women earned an associate’s or bachelor’s degree through the unique programs offered by the FTI MAR and U.S. Department of Labor Grant Funds, and nearly 30 of the graduates were glaziers.

To date, FTI MAR has facilitated 100 associate’s degrees, with nearly 250 more just one or two classes away from achieving the same. The number of graduates has more than doubled since last year’s graduation.