LIFT in Partnership with NIMS, Amatrol & Gene Haas Foundation Launch Operation Next

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA national innovation institute — in partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Amatrol, and Gene Haas Foundation — today announced the launch of “Operation Next” – a new model for equipping separating military personnel with the skills and credentials needed for the most in-demand advanced manufacturing civilian careers in the country.

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NIMS Announces New Members to Board of Directors

Fairfax, Virginia — NIMS, the manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, is proud to announce seven new members of its Board of Directors. The group is now comprised of 20 leaders in the manufacturing industry from diverse backgrounds, including company executives, training institutions, education, state government and organized labor.

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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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