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Enhance your skills, get job-ready

Tool and die making

Tool and die making is a profession associated with the production of highly precise tools, dies, moulds and devices that enable  machines to manufacture products ranging from plastics, clothes, motor vehicle parts to aerospace products.
Tool and die makers are among the most highly skilled production workers who work in manufacturing industries. Tool and die makers usually work in tool rooms. They:  
*Develop and design new tools and dies .
*Repair worn or damaged tools, dies and other devices.
*Check finished parts to be sure they meet requirements.
*Use computer-aided drafting (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to develop, lay out and cut products/ parts.

Personality traits
*Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
* Make fast, simple, repeated movements of fingers, hands  and wrists.
*Use fingers or hands to grasp, move, or assemble small objects.
*Find and recognise important information.
*Suggest approaches for applying ideas.
*Add, subtract, multiply, and divide quickly and correctly.
*Use maths skills to solve problems.

Job opportunities
After the completion of a 2-year Certificate course or 4-year Diploma, and practical training/ apprenticeship, tool and die makers find jobs in:
*Industries that manufacture metalworking machinery.
*Transportation equipment companies (motor vehicle parts & aerospace products).
*Plastics and clothing manufacturing industries.
*Almost all industries that manufacture plastic or metal items.
Excellent and high paying jobs are available in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Gulf and Europe.

Courses
*Certificate in Tool & Die Making (ITI Trade)
Approved by National Council for Vocational Training.
This course is offered by many Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across Karnataka.
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Pass in SSLC
*Diploma in Tool & Die Making
Approved by AICTE.
Duration: 3 years, followed by one-year compulsory in-plant training.
Eligibility: SSLC with 40 per cent or pass in ITI — Tool & Die Making.
Admission notification: First or second week of May every year.

Colleges
*Government Tool Room & Training Centre, Bangalore
(An Indo-Danish project), Rajajinagar Industrial Estate, Bangalore - 560044.
Ph: (080) 2335 2118/ 2335 2119. Website: www.gttcnet.com
GTTC has centres in Bangalore, Maddur, Mysore, Hassan, Mangalore, Kudalasangama, Lingasugur, Gundlupet, Kadur, Belgaum, Hospet, Dandeli, Hubli, Harihar, Gulbarga, Kanakpura, Humnabad and Kolar. The seats are allotted on merit with 30 per cent reserved for girls. Seats are also reserved for Cat 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, SC & ST. GTTC also offers Diploma in Precision Manufacturing, and Diploma in Mechatronics.
*NTTF — Technical Training Centre, Peenya Industrial Area, 23/24, 2nd Phase, Bangalore- 560058.
Ph: (080) 28397218
Website: www.nttftrg.com
*Central Institute of Tool Design, Balanagar, Hyderabad-500037
Ph: (040) 23772747/ 2748/ 2749/ 6178.
Website: citdindia.org
*BTech in Tool & Die Making Technology
The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi offers a BTech in Tool and Die Technology. Those who have passed PUC or Diploma in Tool & Die Making are eligible. Admission is through All India Entrance Exam.

PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY
According to a report from the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Mysore polymer demand in India is expected to grow at 13-14 per cent a year. This would mean the creation of 60 lakh additional direct and indirect jobs in this sector.

Courses
*Diploma in Plastics Mould Technology (PDPMT/ DPMT).
*Diploma in Plastics Technology (PD-PT/DPT).
Eligibility: Pass in Class 10 with Maths, English and Science. Maximum age: 18 years. Candidates can opt for 3-year Diploma or 4-year Post Diploma at the time of admission. Applications are issued in the first week of May.

Advantages
*Excellent placement track record.
*Practical, hands-on training.
*Programme designed for industry needs.
*Intensive industry internships and live projects.
*Scholarships for deserving candidates.

Colleges
*Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Dept of Chemicals & Petro Chemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers,  Govt of India. No 437/A, Hebbal Industrial Estate, Mysore- 570016.
Ph: (0821) 2510618/ 2510349. Website: www.cipetindia.com

VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR GIRLS
The Government of India has set up Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTI) in several cities across India. RVTI in Bangalore offers long-term skill training programmes for women.  
The National Council for Vocational Training-approved courses for SSLC pass girl students are:
*Architectural Draughtsmanship (2 years)
*Dress Making (1 year)
*Electronic Mechanic
(2 years)
nInstrument Mechanic
(2 years)

When to apply
Applications are issued in June and classes commence in August. Seats are allotted on merit with reservation for Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, SC, ST, PH, Widows of Defense Personnel.
Fee: Nominal Fee of Rs 100 a month. No fee for SC/ST/PH. Hostel facility available at a nominal room rent of Rs 100 a month.

Job prospects
After completion of the full- time course, excellent job opportunities are available in apparel industries, electronics equipment manufacturing industries and service industries. With a Diploma in Architectural Draughtmanship, the candidate can join interior design companies or architecture firms as assistants, and further specialisation can be pursued.
For details, contact: Regional Vocational Training Institute for Women, Next to Kidwai Memorial Cancer Hospital, Hosur Road, Bangalore- 560029.
Ph: (080) 26561955/ 26566348

APPAREL & FASHION TECHNOLOGY
The textile and apparel sector employs 35 million people, generates a fifth of the total export earnings while contributing 4 per cent to GDP.

Courses
nDiploma in Fashion Technology (3-year, full-time course offered by polytechnic colleges approved by AICTE).
*Diploma in Fashion Design & Boutique Management (1 year).
*Diploma in Garment Manufacturing & Merchandising  (1 year).
*Sewing Machine Operator (1 month, full time).
*Computer Aided Textile & Garment Designing (3 months).
*Apparel Production Supervisor (6 months).
*Sewing Machine Mechanic (4-6 months).
*Pattern Cutting Master’s course (6 months).
*Garment Construction course (4 months).
*Measurement & Quality Control course (3 months).

Colleges
*Apparel Training & Design Centre (Govt. of India, Ministry of Textiles), Bangalore
Ph: (080) 23572181/ 23377780. ATDC has centres at Tumkur, Kolar, Ramanagaram, Chikballapur, Hubli, Gadag and Maddur.
Website: www.aepcindia.com
*Regional Vocational Training Institute (RVTI) for Women, Bangalore.
*Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore. www.iiftbangalore.com
*Bangalore Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore. www.biftindia.com

Job opportunities
*Visual Merchandising
*Line Development Managers
*Production Managers
*Quality & Finishing Managers
*Cutting & Sketching Assistants
*Fashion Designers
* Fashion Retail and Marketing
Bangalore is also known as the ‘Garment Capital’ of India. In July 2008, the Karnataka Government proposed to establish 11 textile parks to give a boost to textile industry in the state.

The setting up of apparel and textile parks would generate at least 1.5 lakh jobs and generate a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore in apparel exports.
The textile parks are located at Doddaballapur, Kanakpura, Belgaum, Mysore, Bellary, Davanagere and Ramanagaram.

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