I'm in automotive mfg, good tool makers are hard to find and harder to keep.The owner or your boss do not have to be certified, BUT you have to be trained or supervised by a journeyman. Plus your schooling and hours working in the trade. Just remember, you are now the low man and will get stuck with all the ^&*$ jobs no else wants to do or the boring crap.
Stick with it and best of luck. Good tradesmen are few and far between.
I'm in a small (6 guys) high end tool & die shop and we have gone through 8 people in the last 5 years.
Uh? 'Tradesman' was a loose term to encompass all the relevant trades. Last i checked we still have Master Electricians, etc.no such thing as a Master Tradesman
you serve an apprenticeship
do your hours and the schooling
then write the exam and get your C of Q
you don't have to spend every minute of that under the tutelage of Journeyman
but there does have to be one on staff
the company owner does not have to be a Journeyman