Short Term Programs

Steel Stud and Drywall


Career Description

Lathers measure, cut and fit drywall sheets for installation on wooden walls and ceilings by positioning and securing sheets to metal or wooden studs or joists. Installing steel stud framework may also be expected. You will also fabricate and install suspended metal ceiling grids and place in panels to form acoustical and coffered ceilings. you may also fill joints using taping machine and embed tape in compound and smooth out excess compound and, sand seams and joints.

This type of work is best suited to those who enjoy working with their hands, enjoy working outdoors, and as a member of a construction crew.

Work place requirements may include having good eyesight and hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility, ability to lift 50 lbs., and strong communication skills. You may have to work at heights, in all weather conditions, in confined spaces.  


Most construction workers may have to re-locate temporarily to find work.  

A class 5 driver’s license would be considered an asset 

Program Description

SIIT Steel Stud and Drywall students will learn how to frame with steel studs and apply, maintain or restore plaster on interior/exterior walls and on ceilings.  Students will also learn to install and finish dry wall sheets and various types of ceiling systems. A strong emphasis is on the shop hands-on learning with the focus to best prepare the students to do well on job sites upon graduating and obtaining employment.

Adult Basic Education, Trades and Industrial, and Post-Secondary Programs

More than 30 Academic and Quick Skills programs

SIIT is a First Nation Governed, credit granting post-secondary institution

More than 1000 employers work with SIIT Career Centres every year

Established in 1976

90% Indigenous student body

Over $350,000 in Awards are available to SIIT students every year

9 Career Centres province wide connect job seekers to employment opportunities

SIIT offers a wide range of Student Services and Cultural Supports

Programs are offered at 3 campuses and over 35 community learning sites per year

Students from more than 70 First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Non Indigenous communities attend SIIT

JobSeries provides foundational, in-community pre-employment training

More than 65% of SIIT Staff and Faculty are Indigenous

JobConnections mobile career services are available for rural communities

More than 60,000 Alumni

Admission Requirements


Admission Requirement 1

Minimum Grade 10 Science with Math 10 and Science 10. 

Applicants with a lower level may be considered depending on their experience.  


Admission Requirement 2

Some employers may require a grade 12 or equivalent to advance in management roles.

Non-Academic Requirements

Applicants must submit a resume with application 

Industry Requirements

good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility for many jobs. 

Delivery Method

Over a six (6) week period students enrolled in this program expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.

The breakdown:

34% in class

66% hands on training

Additional at home independent learning is not needed but can help with your education.

Tuition and Fees

Dependent on location.

Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training. (sponsors, LFD)


SFTY 101 – Construction Safety

FRMG 440 – Steel stud and drywall

SCAF 101 – Scaffolding

What to Expect

If you’re in this program, be advised that you will likely not be at a major campus but at one of our trades Centre’s. These center’s often have their own kitchenette and student lounge (bringing a lunch is recommended) and depending on which location you could be in driving distance to restaurants/fast food (this can also be expensive).

At the start of the program students will start at an introductory level and gradually work up to more complex tasks, and by completion students will be able to work on a construction site confidently.

Personal Protective Equipment is provided; students will take time getting used to wearing all of the pieces to understand the importance of the equipment.

Graduation Requirements

Completion of this program is based on a Pass/Fail system.

Attendance Policy

You must attend class regularly and maintain 90% attendance throughout the program to meet graduation requirements.

Apprenticeship Requirements

Students in this field will be required to follow the SATCC (Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission) , below are requirements that must be met to advance in this field:

  • Apprentice Requirements: 4 years and 6000 hours
  • Tradesperson Requirements: 6 years and 9000 hours

Career Posibilities

Saskatchewan Wage/Hour (NOC 7284) 

Low  Median 


$18.00  $25.00 


Employment can be found on construction sites, through construction companies, or you may be self-employed.

International Students

SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

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