The Rock River Valley Tooling and Machining Association (RRVTMA) awarded Journeyman certificates to nine apprentices at their 2013 Apprentice Appreciation dinner June 5.
Each year for the past 53 years, the RRVTMA has awarded Journeyman certificates to apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship with a company in the Rock River Valley region. The association offers apprenticeships in four occupational areas: Tool and Die maker, Precision Machinist, Gear Cutting Machinist, and CVC Machine Operator. To achieve Journeyman status, an individual must attain 8,000 to 10,000 hours of on-the-job training along with 608 hours of related technical training over four years at Rock Valley College.
Those receiving Journeyman status as a Tool and Die Maker were: Quentin Britton, Covidien, Marengo; Jacob Christeson, McCurdy Tool & Die, Caledonia; and Josh Hazelton and David Mandujuano, Rockford Toolcraft, Rockford.
Those receiving Journeyman status as a Precision Machinist were: Eric Chrzanowski, Industrial Molds, Rockford; Jeff Erickson, Erickson Tool and Machine, Rockford; Kirk Gorsuch, Micro Punch Tool & Die, Rockford; Edgar Lozano, Advanced Machine and Engineering, Rockford; and Cody Nieders, Main Source Machining, Rockford.
Posted July 24, 2013