Congratulations to Deep Draw Tool Maker Apprentice Patrick Tobin
On Tuesday, July 27, 2016, Connecticut Department of Labor’s Keri Lamontagne, Regional Apprenticeship Representative, officially enrolled Pat into the 8,000 hour Eyelet Tool Maker apprenticeship program.
Pat started working at Prospect Machine Products in his junior year at Warren F. Kaynor Vocational Technical High School in Waterbury. At Kaynor, Pat was enrolled in the Manufacturing Technology program.
Graduating from Kaynor in 2013, Pat moved on to Naugatuck Valley Community College where he majored in Science and Technology.
Upon graduating from NVCC in 2015, Pat is now enrolled at Central Connecticut State University pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering, class of 2019.
Pat is a valuable member of Prospect Machine Products’ deep draw team. Since he has been with us, he has worked in all departments, and learned many aspects of our deep draw metal stamping business. Now, equipped with an Apprentice Handbook and Progress Report log as well as a veteran deep draw tool maker mentor, Pat will undertake assignments as specified in the handbook.
Pat has a “leg up” on his apprenticeship journey because of the many hours of training already provided to Pat by the members of our deep draw team as well as his dedication to STEM educational pursuits. He has become a critical member of our deep draw tool making team with his lathe and milling work for both spare and new tools.
Pat’s hobbies include painting and drawing (see below) and movies. He enjoys spending time with his family.
Prospect Machine Products has long participated in our state’s apprenticeship program and our vocational high school system. Recently, we have also lent strong support in both an advisory capacity and deep draw equipment donations to our community college system’s new Advanced Manufacturing Program.
This newly formed program provides both a classroom curriculum and a hands-on shop environment to graduate participants ready to enter the workforce with mid-level manufacturing skills.