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Starting Wage

$13.00 / hour

Avg. Wage Upon Completion

$23.00 / hour

On The Job Training

8,000 hours

see Training Summary below

Related Courses Required

8 courses or 576 hours

see Classes Offered below

Toolmaker

Key Skills

  • Strong math skills, English to metric unit conversion, fraction to decimal conversion, and basic geometry and trigonometry
  • Comfortable with computers
  • Multi tasking is essential
  • Some level of self confidence
  • Good communication verbal and written
  • Ability to work with your hands (mechanical aptitude)
  • Focus on machines and processes required to repair and build jigs, fixtures and tools
  • Precise machining, attention to detail, troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Knowledge of tools: wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, vice grips, and other hand tools
  • Can follow written instructions and drawings
  • Ability to measure using a ruler and/or tape measure, using micrometers, or using other measuring tools is a bonus

Character Traits

  • Some degree of self confidence, likes to work independently, likes working with hands, good communication skills
  • Likes video games, likes making things at home or in school, immediate satisfaction

Dual Enrollment Courses

These classes can be taken through MCC by FLYAP participants

  • TAM 101
    Machine Theory
  • TAM 105
    Machine Project Laboratory
  • TAM 121
    Mathematics for Machinist I
  • TAM 131
    Machine Shop Print Reading I
  • TAM 141
    Machine Shop Laboratory

Apprenticeship Training Summary

  • 1,000 hours
    Workplace safety and getting familiar with machines and tools
  • 5,000 hours
    Learning how to run and eventually set up saws, drills, grinder, lathes, CNC machines and other related equipment
  • 2,000 hours
    Benchwork learning how to build tools, dies and or fixtures for assembly, welding or inspection

  • 8,000 hours
    Total

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As a youth apprentice, you will receive education and skills through job shadowing in 11th grade and a paid co-op in 12th grade. What’s more, upon completion, you will have the highly sought-after skills and experience that could make your career possibilities limitless.

In this program, you will have an opportunity to interview with several companies in multiple trades. And when you graduate, you will already have an understanding of these companies and what they offer.

We are here to be part of your decision discussion. Let’s build your future together.

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