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5400 hours of
hands-on training.

16 Weeks of
in-school sessions.

1 Exceptional career.

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What Does A Drywall Acoustic Mechanic & Lather Do?

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.

Program Highlights

  • Interactive, hands-on classroom environments that promote innovation and excellence
  • Earn while you learn.
  • Partner with several employment service agencies to assist with funding
  • Receive Federal and Provincial government grants and incentives
  • Reimbursement of your course fee after completing the advanced level of in-school training.

Training Schedule & Requirements

  • Academic Entry Requirements: Completion of Grade 10. Minimum of 16 credits including Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 English (equivalent GED or CAAT also accepted).
  • Training: 5400 hours including two, 8-week sessions of Basic and Advanced in-school training
  • In-School Hours: Monday to Thursday – 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Fridays – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Completion: 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]) – passing will entitle the full journeyperson wage of $37.32 + full benefits.
  • Proof of Canadian Status: Need to provide Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Birth Certificate OR a valid Canadian Passport


The Drywall acoustic Mechanic & lather program classroom fee is $600.
The fee can be made payable to IFSTC by cheque, money order, cash, debit or credit.