Program Overview

During this six-week program, learners gain the skills to frame with steel studs and apply, maintain, or restore plaster on interior/exterior walls and on ceilings. They also learn to install and finish drywall sheets and various types of ceiling systems. A strong emphasis is on hands-on learning, with a focus on best preparing learners to do well on job sites upon graduating and obtaining employment.

Delivery:

  • The program is a combination of classroom and practical shop experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • Academic Requirements: Grade 10 preferred with Math 10 and Science 10, but will consider applicants with other academic credentials.
  • Non-Academic Requirements: Ideal candidates like to work with their hands, enjoy working outdoors and as a member of a construction crew. A valid Class 5 driver’s license would be considered an asset.
  • Industry requirements:  Good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical mobility. Ability to work at heights, in all weather conditions, and in confined spaces.
  • Most construction workers may have to temporarily re-locate to where the work is.

Career Opportunities:

  • Graduates will find entry-level work in the residential or industrial construction industry at both the First Nation community level and in urban areas.

Length of Program: 

  • Six weeks

Graduation Document: 

  • Certificate of Attendance