NIMS Announces First-Ever Industry Standard for the 21st Century CAM Manufacturing Workforce

Today, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) released the first-ever industry Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) standards. With guidance from Autodesk Inc., the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, these standards will enhance education and training programs to meet 21st century demands for skilled CAM programmers, designers and engineers. Read Full Release

Calling Missouri Manufacturing Companies: We Need Your Input!

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is partnering with State Technical College for the enhancement of their workforce programs. Labor market data shows that there will be an estimated 2 million jobs unfilled in the next decade. It is critical that we build training programs to equip individuals with the skills needed by employers. Read Full Release

NIMS Adopts Common Employability Skills Across Credentialing Programs

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Board of Directors recently passed a resolution to fully adopt and promote the National Network of Business and Industry Association’s Common Employability Skills (CES) framework. The resolution establishes the CES as the foundational skills framework for all NIMS career pathways, credentials and training programs.


NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Announce Scholarships for Young Manufacturing Talent

Fairfax, Virginia, April 19, 2015 — NIMS, the precision manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to provide scholarship funds directly to the near-future workforce. The scholarships will be given to select SkillsUSA students, who represent some of the nation’s top young talent in precision machining and metalworking.