NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Awards SkillsUSA Scholarships for Young Manufacturing Talent

Louisville, KY – 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 awarded to all SkillsUSA CNC competitors students.

During the week of June 19-23, nearly 150 students competed in precision manufacturing skills challenges at the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC). Competitors included high school and college students from nearly forty states who have won CNC Technician, CNC Milling Specialist, and CNC Turning Specialist state-level competitions.

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Manufacturing Education and Credential Leaders Launch 21st Century Training Solution

Wednesday, June 14, 2017—Today, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the manufacturing industry’s developer of skills standards and credentials, and Immerse2Learn, are introducing a new manufacturing, engineering and technology training solution that combines simulation-based online learning, multimedia software and industry-recognized credentials.  With support from the Gene Haas Foundation, this STEM Learning Innovation Package will be discounted to schools in an effort to expand access to high-quality training tools that prepare students for in-demand high tech jobs.

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NIMS Announces Advisory Council to Support Development of NIMS Standards and Credentials in Advanced Manufacturing

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the manufacturing industry’s developer of skills standards and credentials, is delighted to announce the formation of our new Advisory Council.  The NIMS Advisory Council includes subject matter experts from the manufacturing industry and top educational institutions across the nation.

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New Program Seeks to Close the Industrial Maintenance Skills Gap

Building a stronger workforce by preparing graduates to enter careers, not jobs

In 2016, Paul Wahnish set out to create a state-of-the-art mechatronics program at Valencia College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center located in Kissimmee, Florida. Using NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance industry standards as the benchmark, Mr. Wahnish worked with industry partners in the Southeast region to create Valencia’s 600 hour advanced mechatronics training program.

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