Zur Lavon - Mold Makers Plant is both a production facility and a vocational training school for mold makers where they learn to use plastic injection and metal casting technologies. Students can start from the most basic level, eventually work their way through to Meister or Master Craftsmen level. The main goal of this school is to transform the Israeli mold making industry into an internationally renowned leader in this field by developing a skilled and professional work force equipped with training that prepares them for immediate integration into the practical production process.
The basic training courses expose students to the mold making profession and after completing this course they will find work in mold making and the plastics industry all over the country. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Government awarded diploma. This course is recognized by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.
The basic courses are taught five days a week from 08:00 to 16:00, over a 10 month period (approximately 1,430 academic hours). The courses are taught in the Zur Lavon Teaching and Training Center in the Lavon Industrial Park.
· 12 years of education
· Age 21+
· Good health
· Internal selection process and personal interview
· Work suitability exams administered by an external diagnostic institute to assess whether the candidate’s skills and personality will fit well with the organization.
· Conventional machining – milling, turning, and grinding
· Quality control
· CNC Assembly and programming
· Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
· Finish and Assembly
· Computer-aided Design and Manufacture (CAD CAM)
· Mold Design
· Introduction to Mold Design (Foundations)
· Introduction to Polymers and Injection Molding
· Technical English
· Materials (Metals and Polymers)
· Machining Technologies
· Mechanical Drafting and Mold Drafting
· Inspection – Measuring Tools and Methods