NIMS - National Institute for Metalworking Skills

NIMS - National Institute for Metalworking Skills NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) certifies a skilled workforce for a global economy. Empowering organizations and individuals since 1995.
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NIMS sets industry skills standards, certifies individual skills against the standards, accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements, and promotes innovative solutions, such as competency-based apprenticeship, to connect credentialed and work-ready individuals with employers.

Mission: Our mission is to provide world-class, industry-developed and validated, competency-based skill standards, credentials, and training frameworks that enable collaboration between educators, manufacturers, policy makers, and community-based organizations in a joint effort to increase the skills of the manufacturing workforce.

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An amazing group of instructors, very excited, always willing to learn and get better! Northeastern Technical College In...
11/18/2020

An amazing group of instructors, very excited, always willing to learn and get better! Northeastern Technical College Instructor Workshop
Left to Right:
Michael Black-Mechatronics Instructor
Marty Gooden-Machine Tool Technology Instructor-Manual
Ronald Yancey-Machine Tool Instructor-CNC
Mike Blizzard- NIMS Workshop Instructor
David McGee-Machine Tool Instructor-Auxiliary in both labs plus Autocad, CAM and special industry training
Scott Van Pelt- Business Industry Training Coordinator, multiple campuses
Dr. Robert Taylor-Dean of Workforce Training
#instructors #machining #gettingbettertogether #teamwork

11/12/2020
Performance Measure Competition | NIMS

Compete in our first ever Performance Measure (PM) Competition to develop your own hands-on projects to validate performance for NIMS credentials!
https://www.nims-skills.org/performance-measure-competition

Performance Measure Competition In celebration of Manufacturing Month 2020, NIMS is excited to announce our first ever Performance Measure (PM) Competition to develop your own hands-on projects to validate performance for NIMS credentials in the following categories: Manual Machining, CNC Machining....

11/02/2020
Performance Measure Competition | NIMS

Do you have a project you want to share to validate performance?
Check out our competition!
https://www.nims-skills.org/performance-measure-competition

Performance Measure Competition In celebration of Manufacturing Month 2020, NIMS is excited to announce our first ever Performance Measure (PM) Competition to develop your own hands-on projects to validate performance for NIMS credentials in the following categories: Manual Machining, CNC Machining....

The feeling is mutual. It's been an honor to be part of this. Looking forward to getting more programs #IRAP recognized....
10/15/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NIMS Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) Overview. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

The feeling is mutual. It's been an honor to be part of this. Looking forward to getting more programs #IRAP recognized. Learn more: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rL21bnjxS2-ul8V9cNmW7A

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NIMS Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) Overview. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

10/05/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NIMS Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) Overview. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Learn more about IRAP and apply to NIMS for recognition of your program. Register and join our FREE community webinar on Monday, October 19th at 1pm EST. https://lnkd.in/gcVV-MZ #manufacturing #apprenticeship #irap

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: NIMS Standards Recognition Entity (SRE) Overview. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

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10/01/2020

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Congratulations to our friends at NIMS - National Institute for Metalworking Skills and thank you for your commitment to help close the skills gap. Together, We Build Careers! https://www.nims-skills.org/news/2020-09-30/1008

NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) hosted Eugene Scalia, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Fri...
09/30/2020

NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) hosted Eugene Scalia, Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday, September 25, 2020 for the official signing ceremony of its selection as one of the 18 Standards Recognition Entities (SREs) for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).
https://www.nims-skills.org/news/2020-09-30/1008

Congrats Chippewa Valley Technical College on their Accreditation! "Machine Tooling Technics, which became the first pro...
08/11/2020
CVTC Culinary Management, Machine Tooling Technics programs earn accreditation

Congrats Chippewa Valley Technical College on their Accreditation! "Machine Tooling Technics, which became the first program in the state accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills in 2015, has earned re-accreditation for another five years."

https://chippewa.com/news/local/cvtc-culinary-management-machine-tooling-technics-programs-earn-accreditation/article_1559d686-e9a1-51ab-8895-94064c3fad79.html

Two Chippewa Valley Technical College programs have earned accreditation, certifying that they maintain national standards established by third-party professional organizations.

"Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute is offering $1,500 scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation to prepare student...
08/06/2020
Ivy Tech offers $1,500 scholarships for CNC machinist career training

"Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute is offering $1,500 scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation to prepare students for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinist careers and to help close the skills gap in the modern manufacturing industry. A limited number of scholarships are available for new or returning students to enroll in Ivy Tech’s Machine Tool Technology technical certificate or associate degree programs in the Fall 2020 Semester."
#ivytech #GeneHaas

https://www.hoosiertimes.com/ivy-tech-offers-1-500-scholarships-for-cnc-machinist-career-training/article_3197d26c-d10d-11ea-aad5-df1101ec2b11.html

TERRE HAUTE — Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute is offering $1,500 scholarships

“This generous grant from Duke Energy will be a game changer for the college’s adult learners interested in work-based l...
08/03/2020
Duke Energy awards Alamance Community College $179,000

“This generous grant from Duke Energy will be a game changer for the college’s adult learners interested in work-based learning opportunities in industrial technology fields,” ACC Executive Vice President Scott Queen said."
https://www.thetimesnews.com/story/news/local/2020/07/28/duke-energy-awards-alamance-community-college-179000/112490600/

Duke Energy has awarded Alamance Community College $179,000 to create new apprenticeships focused on adult learners...

An example of hard work paying off! These students are learning and "Completing these credentials help prepare them for ...
07/17/2020
CCCTC students receive metalworking credentials

An example of hard work paying off! These students are learning and "Completing these credentials help prepare them for their future in becoming a machinist."

http://www.theprogressnews.com/news/education/ccctc-students-receive-metalworking-credentials/article_6bdbbb09-fe4a-5cce-a6c7-a1022ace8804.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

Students in the metal engineering technology program at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center recently completed several National Institute for Metalworking Skills credentials in their program.

07/10/2020
Smart Training Principles

What are Smart Training Principles?
Watch Montez explain the 2nd Smart Solution
https://youtu.be/DS6LopEmWEg

Montez King, Executive Director, explains Smart Training Principles at a high level. Music Credit: "Creative Minds" by Benjamin Tissot (www.bensound.com)

"Because of NIMS, we have been able to push our kids to achieve high levels of programming and machining. This, in turn,...
06/15/2020
Viewing the Future of Manufacturing at Desert View

"Because of NIMS, we have been able to push our kids to achieve high levels of programming and machining. This, in turn, has allowed us to bring local industry into our classroom. Having urged us to incorporate the NIMS courses in the first place, these manufacturing companies now trust us to make parts for them."

https://www.sme.org/technologies/articles/2020/june/viewing-the-future-of-manufacturing-at-desert-view/

Teaching at Desert View High School in this close-knit area of Tucson, Ariz. can be quite a challenge. Our student body is about 90 percent Hispanic, and in many households both parents have to work.

05/18/2020
Login - NIMS - Authentication Service

Part of the NIMS website will be unavailable due to routine maintenance this evening, Monday May 18th from 8-9PM EST.
Online testing is still available if accessed directly through the following link;
https://testing.nims-skills.org/portal/login

Use this login to access the NIMS tool which you created your account for. This includes the Testing Center or Resume Generator.

We are working with our schools and organizations to make sure that at a minimum students are able to complete their the...
04/02/2020
As Schools Tackle Coronavirus Pause, Don’t Forget Career And Technical Education Students.

We are working with our schools and organizations to make sure that at a minimum students are able to complete their theory tests during this time. We are also providing third party resources to our instructors to help with distance learning curriculum. We hope everyone stays safe!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petergreene/2020/04/01/as-schools-take-coronavirus-pause-dont-forget-career-and-technical-education-students/#2379425f3fb7

One group of students face unique concerns, and there has been far less discussion about how the coronaviral hiatus will affect them—career and technical education students.

Complimentary Event! Lunch will be provided! Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PMNIMS Director Montez King ...
03/03/2020
NEW with NIMS Workshop: Performance Measure System

Complimentary Event! Lunch will be provided!
Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

NIMS Director Montez King will be leading this workshop hosted by The Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA

Open to all companies interested in finding out about the most up-to-date ways to utilize NIMS in their shops- This event is best suited for a company leader and the individual managing NIMS credentialing for the company

Click on the link below to register! Deadline to register is THIS Sunday, March 8th!

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egvvyhesb6c524d5&llr=adz9tgwab

Would you like to use your own hands-on projects to validate performance for NIMS credentials? Now, you can! Join NIMS director Montez King for a special workshop to teach Pittsburgh manufacturers new ways to utlize NIMS in YOUR shop. This event is best suited for a company leader and the individual...

NIMS partners with Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center R&D to unveil the long awaited development of metrology standa...
10/18/2019
NIMS Partners with OMIC to Develop Metrology Standards and Certification

NIMS partners with Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center R&D to unveil the long awaited development of metrology standards and certification!
#metrology #NIMS #CAD
http://ow.ly/MB9l50wOLQv

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center – Research & Development (OMIC R&D) have united to define a set of Metrology standards and to develop a Metrology certification process.

Keep up the great work @tmanet!  #cadcam #apprenticeship #mfg #credentials #NIMS http://ow.ly/q9WW50wMLqR
10/16/2019
Precision Training Helps Midwest Manufacturers Strengthen Workforce, Narrow Skills Gap

Keep up the great work @tmanet!
#cadcam #apprenticeship #mfg #credentials #NIMS http://ow.ly/q9WW50wMLqR

Manufacturers in the Midwest, like the rest of the country, are facing a well-documented and worsening skills gap. Fortunately, one organization is working with industry in the region to close the gap through state-of-the-art training for in-demand skilled trades such as machining and mold making.

10/16/2019
MakingChips

"If you can't measure performance, you can't train towards it."

Listen to Montez talk about the new NIMS and more on the Making Chips podcast!

Training to achieve top credentials has long been a goal of many in the #MetalworkingNation, but what about training for performance?

Join Montez King, Executive Director of NIMS, as he shares how to train machinists to perform at their ultimate best.
http://bit.ly/MCepisode204

NIMS launches first-ever industry recognized CAM credentials! 🚀Thank you Autodesk for the support #cadcam #credentials
10/02/2019
NIMS Launches First-Ever Industry Recognized CAM Credentials | NIMS

NIMS launches first-ever industry recognized CAM credentials! 🚀Thank you Autodesk for the support #cadcam #credentials

Back to all news NIMS Launches First-Ever Industry Recognized CAM Credentials [Fairfax, VA – September 2019] The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is now offering standardized Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) credentials, CAM Milling and Turning. “The CAM field continues to gro...

09/16/2019

We want to give a big CONGRATULATIONS to Aubrin Heinrichs from Gallatin College in Montana on being the first person to earn the Inspector credential! Now Aubrin can inspect parts in-house for candidates and speed up the credentialing process. #NIMSready #mfg #inspection

09/10/2019
Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS

Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS

Friends!!! This fall, Project MFG may be hosted in a community near you!

We are looking for schools to field teams of designers, programmers, machinists, welders, and more, to elevate their skills and compete for a spot at the Project MFG National Championship to be held at the 2020 Smartforce Student Summit at International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.

Watch the video below then contact us or an industry partner for more info! Industry partners include BIG KAISER-Americas, Haas Automation, Inc., HTEC Educators, Haas Factory Outlet, A Division of Phillips Corporation, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Jergens Inc., Lincoln Electric, Mastercam, NIMS - National Institute for Metalworking Skills, and ZEISS Industrial Metrology.

09/05/2019
COC Uniquely Abled Academy - Full Trilogy

"Thanks to the NIMS credentials integrated into our curriculum, our first cohort achieved 100% career placement." Mike Bastine, from College of the Canyons, shared the positive impact of using NIMS credentials in their Uniquely Abled Academy for CNC machinist training.

Video Credit: FEGO Cinematography LLC

All three parts of our Uniquely Abled Academy series have been put together for one epic video about one epic program. Giving students with high-functioning ...

A $200,000 grant from The Skillman Foundation is funding the program which will connect University Prep students' in-sch...
09/04/2019
LIFT launches advanced manufacturing program for Detroit students

A $200,000 grant from The Skillman Foundation is funding the program which will connect University Prep students' in-school education with daily experiences at a new learning lab at LIFT's advanced testing and manufacturing facility.

Students at University Prep Science & Math High School and other Detroit youth will gain exposure to careers in the advanced manufacturing sector and gain basic technical skills through a new program with Detroit testing facility Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow.A $200,000 grant from the…

Congrats to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College advanced manufacturing and engineering programs for the GHF grant award!
09/04/2019
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Congrats to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College advanced manufacturing and engineering programs for the GHF grant award!

Demand is strong for employees in manufacturing, machining and engineering, and we are grateful to the Gene Haas Foundation for a generous $15,000 grant to assist students pursuing careers in these industries. #JobsForLife #HotCareers #Scholarships #GeneHaasFoundation

Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential: Machines4sale.com
09/03/2019
Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential: Machines4sale.com

Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential: Machines4sale.com

Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential. The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is pleased to announce that it has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills. According to Montez King, Executive Dire...

Designed for manufacturers and schools, the new NIMS Inspector Credential allows a much faster, more efficient performan...
08/27/2019
Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential | NIMS

Designed for manufacturers and schools, the new NIMS Inspector Credential allows a much faster, more efficient performance validation process within the NIMS online structural framework.

Back to all news Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is pleased to announce that it has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills. According to Montez King,...

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I just gave my class the measurement materials and safety test almost the whole class failed Ive never had it happen it appears that NIMS changed the test but still have the study guides on the site from 2003 ,Why is this ?
Can anyone recommend a good study guide for the Drill press and grinding for the nims tests
Mr. Matt Call, the Director at United Technical Center, proudly presents Chase Dunaway with his NIMS CNC Turning: Programming, Set-up and Operation Level 1 certification. This is the first CNC certification earned at United Technical Center. Congratulations Chase on a job well done.