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NIMS Launches Parts Inspection Skill Certification
The new program is said to speed up the validation process by enabling on-site assessment rather than having to send the part to a volunteer board. 

Festo automation with people

NIMS Partnering with Festo to Develop Industry 4.0 Skill Credentials
“We are hopeful to have the standards identified and the training program in place by the end of 2019,” says Montez King, executive director of NIMS.

Verisurf software

Verisurf Develops Inspection Package for Faster NIMS Certification
The NIMS Precision Part Inspection (PPI) package was developed to support the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification testing process.

machining brass

News of Note: November 2018
Study highlights benefits of machining brass, Hirschmann appoints a new president/CEO, and other industry news. 

NIMS Debuts Three New Initiatives
The first is an all-new online testing center, and the other two are pilot programs for credentials in Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Machine, Maintenance, Service and Repair (MMSR).

Bourn & Koch's shop floor

Manufacturing News of Note: August 2018
Shop tours during IMTS, a pre-show tool grinding contest and other industry news. 

NIMS Launches Program to Speed Up Inspection Credentialing
NIMS has launched the pilot of a NIMS Inspector Credential program that will expedite the process of earning credentials without having the normal month-long turnaround time. 

CNC operator

Cybersecurity for Job Shops
Small and medium-size machining job shops can take steps to protect computerized or networked assets such as CNC machines from cyber attacks. 

CCAM Secures Funding to Build Apprenticeship Academy
The state and federal funds will be used to construct an academy that will create industry-driven curricula to enhance advanced manufacturing in Virginia.

NIMS Executive Director Appointed to Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion
The Task Force has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Labor for identifying strategies and proposing ways to grow apprenticeship.

NIMS Launches Online Resume Generator
The tool was developed in collaboration with partner organizations to help newly-credentialed people to translate those credentials into the language of technical skills for employability.

NIMS Expands Rules of Funding for Registered Apprenticeships
Sponsors may now apply for funding of new and expanding apprenticeship programs.

NIMS, Immerse2Learn Release Manufacturing Education Package to Schools
The package contains learning resources and software from CAD/CAM developers.

NIMS Selected by U.S. Department of Labor to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Programs
The organization has $500,000 available to support apprenticeships among underrepresented populations.

NIMS Releases Industry-First CAM Standards
The standards define competencies and skills needed for entry-level CAM positions.

NIMS Awards Record Number of Industry Credentials in 2015
The most credentials awarded were in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S.

NIMS, LIFT, Ivy Tech Launch Teacher Training Program for Industrial Maintenance
In addition, a partnership with Amatrol will provide multimedia and e-learning resources to the effort to educate new industrial technology maintenance technicians.

NIMS, Gene Haas Foundation, Edge Factor Launch Grant Program
The Inspire Grant Program will provide as many as 500 schools with full access to Edge Factor’s EduFactor educational resources.

NIMS Opens Gene Haas Education Center in Virginia
The center will provide workshops and training for instructors and industry representatives.

NIMS Partners with Non-Profit to Start Detroit Apprenticeship Program
The partnership with Focus: Hope is intended to build upon NIMS’ apprenticeship model.

Autodesk, NIMS Partner to Develop CAM Standards
The effort is intended to promote the education and credentialization of CAM programmers, designers and engineers in coming years.

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