What is a drywall acoustic mechanic & lather?

Drywall acoustic mechanic & lathers are similar to wood carpenters, except they build everything out of heavy gage and light gauge steel studs (not wood studs) all year round, regardless of weather conditions. Drywall acoustic mechanic & lathers erect various exterior and interior stud wall partitions. They also install metal door frames, window frames, a variety acoustical ceilings, and precast mouldings for columns and ceilings. In addition, they also install x-ray shielding, thermal and sound insulation and a variety of drywall panels and metal and vinyl trims.

How long does it take to finish a drywall acoustic mechanic & lather apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship takes 5400 hours. Majority of the apprenticeship is completed through work experience and through two blocks of 8 week in class sessions, basic and advanced.

What academic requirements do I need to start an apprenticeship as a drywall acoustic mechanic & lather?

The academic requirements that are needed to start an apprenticeship as a drywall acoustic mechanic & lather are grade 10 Math and English credits supported by a high school transcript or high school diploma (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted).

Once I complete my 5400 hours and two levels of school, then what happens?

Once 5400 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 advanced level of in-school training, you are eligible to receive reimbursement for your course fee for the advanced level training.

How much does it cost to attend the in-school training?

The Drywall acoustic mechanic & lather program classroom fee is $600 for each level of in-school training.

For more information about the drywall acoustic mechanic & lather program, please visit www.ifstc.com