British Columbia has an increasing demand for skilled tradespeople, resulting in rewarding employment opportunities. As a first-year apprentice, you will be starting a career path towards obtaining your Industry Training Authority BC (ITA BC) trade certification and Red Seal endorsement. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on training while receiving a competitive wage for your work!
A typical day as a skilled drywall finisher could involve construction of interior spaces for industrial, commercial, institutional, or residential construction projects. Drywall finishers often work alongside carpenters, painters, and interior systems professionals, completing tasks related to measuring, cutting, and hanging drywall and a variety of wall materials, as well as applying decorative plaster or concrete finishes. After the drywall is applied, drywall finishers will apply paper or fibreglass tape over the joints between pieces of drywall. As a result, drywall finishers are also referred to as installers/finishers, finisher/tapers, or mudder/tapers.
Day-to-day as an apprentice you could be:
BCCA Apprenticeship Services is looking for applicants interested in pursuing a career in construction as a first-year apprentice drywall finisher. The ideal candidate should be interested in starting a career path towards certification as a Red Seal drywall finisher and should be motivated to learn, reliable, and hardworking.
To succeed as a first-year apprentice drywall finisher, you:
Other qualifications can include (but are not required):
An apprenticeship offers a pathway to a successful career in construction. You will earn an income while gaining work-based training hours, education, and certification. Apprentices are eligible for government grants, tax credits, and employment insurance while attending training. This can help you offset the cost of training and certification and allow you to complete your apprenticeship and minimise student debt.
For more information on the benefits of apprenticeship, see ITA BC’s Apprentice Guidebook.
If this sounds like you, and you want to start your career in construction, we encourage you to apply today!
#77 - Hootsuite - Innovation at a Large vs. Small Company
About Scout Talent
Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provi...Read More