NIMS, LIFT and Ivy Tech Release New Skills Credentials to Close High-Tech Industrial Technology Maintenance Skills Gap

Indianapolis, IN., February 15, 2017—The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to fill the largest number of open manufacturing jobs in states along the Midwest auto-corridor.

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NIMS Hosts Apprenticeship Accelerator Workshops

Fairfax, VA – A registered apprenticeship is a proven work-and-learn model for preparing future leaders in manufacturing. On January 25th and 26th, NIMS hosted a series of Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshops at NIMS headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the course of a day nearly thirty employers, community colleges, and industry associations from across the nation learned how to develop, implement, and register an apprenticeship program.

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NIMS Wins Federal Contract to Grow Apprenticeships in Manufacturing

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the manufacturing industry’s developer of skills standards and credentials, is proud to announce that it has been selected by the United States Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing. READ FULL RELEASE

Veterans Can Help Lead the Manufacturing Revolution

As we honor our veterans this Veterans Day with the presidential election just now in the rear view mirror, it’s clear we saw two undeniable points of agreement throughout the hard fought campaign.

Both sides of the aisle believe that we need to support our military veterans and ensure the United States is once again a world leader in manufacturing. READ FULL OP-ED