Machine Tool Technology (Tool and Die)
Tool and Die makers are among the most highly skilled production workers in the economy. These workers produce tools, dies, and special devices that enable machines to manufacture a variety of products we use daily, from clothing and furniture to heavy equipment and parts for aircraft.
Excellent opportunities are available. The number of workers receiving training in this occupation is expected to continue to be fewer than the number of openings created each year. Advancements in automation, which improve worker productivity, may limit employment; however tool and die makers play a key role in the operation of many companies.
What/Where the jobs are
Motor vehicles and equipment, aircraft and parts, metal forgings and stamping, metal work machinery, plastics products, manufacturing, farm and garden machinery. Click here for a Career Pathway map.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Al Parks, Al.Parks@iavalley.edu