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.


NIMS Releases New Online Tool to Connect Competencies to Credentials to Careers

As the industry standard for training and skill validation in precision manufacturing, NIMS offers over 50 credentials that verify skills in a variety of job functions and processes. But, how do these credentials relate to the specific jobs and skills in-demand across the industry? Read Full Release

Highest Number of NIMS Credentials Awarded to Students and Workers to Prepare for Manufacturing Jobs

Fairfax, Virginia, January 26, 2016—Today, NIMS, the metalworking industry’s premier standards and skill certification body, announced that it awarded a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the industry. In 2015, NIMS issued 21,420 industry-recognized credentials, resulting in a 20% increase in credentials issued in the United States from 2014.

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