Plastics is one of the fastest growing manufacturing training and student education in plastics manufacturing. Students will receive specialized training in thermoplastic materials, injection molding and plastics testing. Graduates will also be skilled in various processes such as blow molding, extrusion and thermoforming.
While consumer demand for convenient, plastic products increases, so will the need for highly-skilled plastics technicians. Job titles in this field can include Molding Technician, Production Supervisor, Design and Development and Quality Control Technician to name a few. Employment of plastic processing workers is expected to grow as fast as the average both nationally and in the state of Ohio. An increase in workers trained in the field will stem from manufacturers substituting plastic parts for those that had been manufactured from metal in the past.