Mould makers fabricate moulds by hand or machine. These moulds are then used to shape plastic and other materials. Mould makers read blueprints, finish the surfaces of moulds, fit together mould blocks, and heat-treat completed moulds. They can work in many different manufacturing plants.
- The Mould Maker apprenticeship consists of 7,280 hours of on-the-job training.
- Apprentices must also complete three 8-week in-class technical training sessions.
- Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are considered a journeyperson candidate. If you choose to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam and pass, you become certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
- A person with at least 8,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam to become certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
Grade 12 or equivalent.
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.