Mold Maker Training

Training Mold Makers

Stef Wertheimer launched this experimental project that combines education with Israeli industry. To make the vision a reality, both training courses and a factory were needed. In cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, the Zur Lavon Training Center initiated a course within its facility that trains skilled workers in plastic injection and metal casting. At the same site, Mr. Wertheimer established a mold factory that produces custom-made molds and simultaneously develops the professional skills of both students and workers in this area. The factory workers, professional die makers, and mold builders divide their time among activities that include production, repairing molds and training and mentoring apprentices.

The courses are taught 5 days a week, from 8:00-16:00, for approximately 10 months (1430 hours). Graduates of the course, who are given a government vocational certificate upon completion of their studies, are employed in mold and plastics production throughout the country.

Acceptance criteria for the training courses:

  • 12 years of education
  • Age 21+
  • Good health
  • Internal selection process and personal interview
  • Work suitability exams are administered by an external diagnostic institute that assesses whether the candidate’s  skills and personality will fit well with the organization.

For additional details see the Mold Maker Training