Short Term Programs
Steel Stud and Drywall
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
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.
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Admission Requirements and Deadlines
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.
Applicants must submit a resume with application
good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity, and physical agility for many jobs.
Over a six (6) week period students enrolled in this program expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.
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.
Completion of this program is based on a Pass/Fail system.
You must attend class regularly and maintain 90% attendance throughout the program to meet graduation 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
Saskatchewan Wage/Hour (NOC 7284)
Employment can be found on construction sites, through construction companies, or you may be self-employed.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.