What is an exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic?
Also known as ‘synthetic stucco’, exterior insulating Finishing Systems combines the best of Drywall Mechanic and Drywall Finishing skill sets. The antiquated construction technique has made an impressive architectural comeback. EIFS is a three-part system. First, exterior walls are installed with rigid foam insulation boards (using adhesive or mechanical anchors). Then, a finishing coat using a finisher trowel is applied. This pre-mixed, coloured texture can be used in endless patterns for added aesthetic appeal.
How long does it take to finish an exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic apprenticeship?
The length of the apprenticeship for an exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic is 5400 hours, including one 10-week block of in-school training.
What academic requirements do I need to start an apprenticeship as an exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic?
The academic requirements that are needed to start an apprenticeship as an exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic are Grade 12 equivalency supported by a high school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted).
Once I complete my 5400 hours and one level of schooling, then what happens?
Once 3000 hours are obtained, students must write a Certificate of Qualification exam at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ($150.00 + HST [cost per exam]).
Is there any financial support available while I am completing my apprenticeship?
During your apprenticeship you are eligible to receive federal and provincial government grants and incentives. After completing the in-school training, you are eligible to receive reimbursement for your course fee for the in-school training.
How much does it cost to attend the in-school training?
The exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic program classroom fee is $770.
For more information about the exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic program, please visit www.ifstc.com