The tool and die maker/precision machinist apprentice makes the devices used by machinists for mass-produced parts. Tool and die makers are among the most skilled of all machinery workers. Apprentices learn to make the gauges and measuring devices in manufacturing precision metal parts. They are also taught to construct metal forms used to shape metal stamping and forging operations.
If you are working for a company that currently participates in the apprenticeship program, talk to your supervisor or an HR staff person. They will be able to outline the process used by your company in selecting individuals for their program.
If working for a company that does not have an apprenticeship program, express your interest in pursuing an apprenticeship to your supervisor. The company has to agree to sponsor you in the four-year program. For more information, you and/or your supervisor can contact the Apprentice Administrator.
Tool and Die/Precision Machinist
Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association
P.O. Box 5029
Rockford, IL 61125
Fax: (815) 425-6821
Attn: Dutch Hinck
For further information contact:
Nakeya Womack, Apprenticeship & Training Representative
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Apprenticeship
230 South Dearborn Street, Room 656
Chicago, IL 60604
Rock Valley College
Dean of Career Technical Education
Attn: Vicki Brust
3301 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61109
Students should meet with a Career Advisor to develop a clear academic pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with a Career Advisor.
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