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Franchino Mold & Engineering has a rich history of working with high school students and those with less than 3 years work experience, training them for a successful career in the tool and die/manufacturing industry. Our candidates for our apprenticeships are from all over the region, and understand that their hard work in our 4-year apprenticeship program will give them valuable skills in a growing industry.
We have 3 ongoing apprenticeship programs: CNC Machinist Apprenticeships, Welding Apprenticeships & Mold Making Apprenticeships
Apprentices in either program can choose between two educational tracks:
This track consists of hybrid (online, classroom and shop floor credits) classes from Praeco Skills, our chosen educational provider, and requires 8,000 hours documented work hours of employment under the supervision of a current journeyman. All classes, books and fees are paid for by Franchino Mold & Engineering.
This track will allow apprentices to earn both a Journeyman’s Card and an associate degree at the end of the program. The apprentice will complete the classes and training required (above) for the Journeyman’s Track, and will also take classes in an approved, degree-seeking program at any accredited community college. All classes, books and fees are paid for by Franchino Mold & Engineering (a 3.0 grade is required for all classes).
Generally, our apprentice candidates come to us from one of three areas:
If you are interested in our apprenticeship program, please fill out our online Job Application form and put “apprenticeship” in the ‘Position Applied For’ field.