What is a drywall finisher & plaster?

Drywall finishers & plasterers prepare drywall panel sections for painters. They apply a ready-mix compound over seams and screw heads and also reinforce panels by using a perforated or mesh compound. Drywall finisher & plasterers fabricate and install cast and prefabricated cornices as well as ornamental and prefabricated plaster moldings. They also apply special coatings and repair drywall blemishes.

How long does it take to finish a drywall finisher & plaster apprenticeship?

The length of the apprenticeship for a drywall finisher & plaster is 3000 hours including one, 12-week block of in-school training.

What academic requirements do I need to start an apprenticeship as a drywall finisher & plaster?

The academic requirements that are needed to start an apprenticeship as a drywall acoustic mechanic & lather is 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 3000 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 training.

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

The drywall finisher & plaster classroom fee is $900 for the block of in-school training.

For more information about the drywall finisher & plaster program, please visit www.ifstc.com