NIMS offers professional development workshops that are hosted at NIMS headquarters and other locations, depending on the topic and equipment needed. Our training workshops cover an array of subjects, from introductory sessions like NIMS Ready, to more specialized trainings such as our OJT or GD&T workshops. TAACCCT grant funds may be used to cover the costs.

Below you will find our offerings and short descriptions of each. Click on the name of the workshop to view available dates and to register. To view all workshops in a monthly format, please visit our Workshop Calendar. The 2016 workshops are filling up quickly, so we recommend that you reserve your space today!

Grant Management
This half-day workshop discusses best practices for effectively managing U.S. Department of Labor grants as well as aligning grants with NIMS credentials.

Supervisor and studentsNIMS Ready
The one-day, facilitator-led workshop provides attendees with a working knowledge of NIMS credentialing and program accreditation procedures, best practices for aligning curriculum with industry recognized NIMS standards and credentials, and the opportunity to earn one NIMS credential upon completion.

Two men talking at a deskEstablishing an Apprenticeship Program
This workshop series is a comprehensive training program designed to allow for the development of competency-based apprenticeship programs customized for each participant’s organization. During the workshops, participants will engage in the development of their training program, frame out implementation strategies as well as HR practices and policies, and identify steps to create partnerships with third-party training providers.
The workshop series will include the NIMS On-the-Job Trainer workshop and support on registering the competency-based apprenticeship program with the state or federal government. This workshop is designed for organizations that want to implement a new competency-based apprenticeship, or revamp an existing one, and will allow participants to walk away with action items ready to be executed.

GD&T WorkshopGeometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Trainer
The two-day, instructor-led workshop covers the applications of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, based on ASME Y14.5-2009. NIMS performance parts are processed according to their geometric controls. It is designed to enhance attendees’ current knowledge and understanding of GD&T principles and practices, and is intended to be a train-the-trainer activity. Participants will learn how to effectively use GD&T in their training programs.

Instructor and studentsOn-the-Job (OJT) Trainer Preparation
This two-day, instructor-led workshop provides instructors and trainers with the knowledge they need to implement on-the-job training programs at their own companies. Attendees have the opportunity to become NIMS-certified OJT Trainers.

5-Day Instructor Training
The five-day, instructor-led workshop includes classroom and hands-on lab time. Participants will gain a working knowledge of NIMS credentialing and program accreditation, learn best practices for aligning curriculum with industry recognized NIMS standards and credentials, and earn NIMS Machining Level I credentials.

Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) Instructor Training
In this workshop, instructors and trainers will gain insight into the new NIMS Level I Industrial Technology Maintenance credentials and how to incorporate these credentials into their curriculum. The training will include sample lesson plans, details on equipment needed to incorporate these credentials into your curriculum, and participants will have the opportunity to earn two or more NIMS ITM Level I credentials.