NIMS, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT), and Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) partnered to enhance and expand training for a new industrial technology maintenance (ITM) workforce, which drives the performance and improvement of high-tech manufacturing. These jobs entail the maintenance, troubleshooting and improvement of complex machines and automation systems that create efficient and productive manufacturing.

To support the rapid deployment of new light weighting technologies being developed at LIFT, workers will have to understand and be confident in using the latest advanced technologies, help integrate them into companies’ processes and maintain their performance over time. Through this partnership, NIMS developed the first-ever industry standards for educating and training the ITM workforce. Throughout the year, NIMS offers workshops to train instructors on how to align their curriculum with the standards and best practices for administering the credentials. Interested instructors can sign up here.

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About Industrial Technology Maintenance Jobs

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Building a Skilled Industrial Maintenance Workforce Brochure

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Duty areas included in the ITM standards and credentials:

  • Maintenance Operations
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • Basic Pneumatic Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Electronic Control Systems
  • Process Control Systems
  • Maintenance Welding
  • Maintenance Piping