MoldMaking Technology: Working On and In An Apprenticeship Program

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Originally Aired - Friday, December 11 12:00 PM - 1:05 PM Central

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What’s New and What Works in Mold Manufacturing

For more than 20 years, MoldMaking Technology has been addressing the complete lifecycle of the manufacture and maintenance of a mold—from design to first shot—by providing solutions and strategies to moldmaking professionals charged with designing, building, maintaining, repairing and managing molds. MMT remains committed to bringing our audience what’s new and what works in mold manufacturing by focusing on the needs of today’s mold builders. In the MoldMaking Technology Series of  IMTS Spark, Publisher Ryan Delahanty and Editorial Director Christina Fuges will sit down with several leading mold shop owners, tool and mold manufacturers, injection molders and OEMs to discuss some of the industry’s hot topics, trend and challenges offering successful business practices and manufacturing strategies.

Working On and In An Apprenticeship Program

Our guests are here to speak about apprenticeships, training, mentorship and careers in mold manufacturing.  They are all from Edro Engineering and Specialty Steels in Pennsylvania. Meet Nick Carroll in sales, Rob Curran in metallurgy and Mike Guscott who was (and is) instrumental in Nick and Rob’s training. I’ve known Nick and Rob for almost 5 years, and I’ve known Mike for a bit longer than that, as Edro has been a longtime supporter of MoldMaking Technology.  During this 20-minute conversation, I follow up with Nick and Rob both about their journeys with training, workforce and career development since we first met in 2016. We start with a snapshot of their education and background as well as their similar start in mold manufacturing, but the different directions their careers took.  Rob and Nick describe their apprenticeship program—its structure, training materials, goals, monitoring, etc. and what makes it unique. They also share the role they each played (and continue to play) in updating the program.

Conference: IMTS Spark Showcase

Type: Industry Insights



  • Lunch & Learn
  • MoldMaking Technology Series