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Tool and Cutter Grinder
About 2 years
Red Seal

Tool and cutter grinders shape and sharpen precision cutting tools to be used in manufacturing. They must be skilled at reading work orders and blueprints, setting machines to cut to precise measurements, readying etching solution to remove unwanted metal portions, and maintaining the equipment.
Tool and Die Maker

Certification Requirements
  • The Tool and Cutter Grinder apprenticeship consists of 3,760 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 8 weeks of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 4,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.