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Prior to high school graduation, you could prepare for a job as a molder by applying for foundry work in the summer or on a part-time basis. You could use that opportunity to ask molders questions about their jobs and to become well acquainted with their responsibilities. Another opportunity for exploring the occupation involves contacting a trade organization, such as the American Foundry Society. This particular group is a technical association whose members are experienced foundry workers, patternmakers, technologists, and educators. Training courses are sponsored through the Cast Metals Institute and include a variety of subjects concerning the castings industry. College students might consider reading the group's monthly publication, Modern Casting (, which presents issues on current technology, a calendar of industry events, and other related news.

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