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Production Machining Industry News, October 2019
Company partnerships, new hires, new credentials for CAM, a grand opening, and more are among the news in the precision machining industry this month. 

NIMS Releases New and Improved Measurement, Materials and Safety Exam
The necessary changes were made in response to the community's feedback and current employer needs in the specific areas of measurement, materials and safety, to make sure it continues to be a relevant and useful skills validation tool for our customers.

Validate Worker and Student Inspection Skills with New NIMS Credential
Designed for manufacturers and schools, the new NIMS inspector credential allows a much faster, more efficient performance validation process within the NIMS online structural framework.


Developing STEM's Future Workforce
To keep our competitive edge in the world market, K-12 education must continue to improve in every state. These programs are helping to build a foundation, but we need more to support the growth of our workforce.

coworkers learning about Industry 4.0, standing next to machines

NIMS and Festo Didactic Develop Industry 4.0 Skills Standards
With NIMS’ emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing, and standards, plus Festo’s Industry 4.0 learning factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are well poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.

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New Initiatives Help Advance NIMS’ Mission
The organization has debuted a new testing platform, as well as pilot programs for CAM and Machine, Maintenance, Service and Repair (MMSR) credentials.

TMA awards ceremony

2018 Precision Machining Competition Honors Students
Mazak’s Midwest Technology Center hosted the 27th annual 2018 Precision Machining Competition, which honors excellence in precision machining skills among Illinois high school students, the evening of Thursday, May 10.

Machining Competition Reaches Out to Young Talent
Mazak Corp. hosted this year’s annual TMA precision machining competition for high school students at its Midwest Technical Center in Illinois.

Accelerating Future Leaders in Manufacturing
NIMS hosts a series of apprenticeship accelerator workshops where industry professionals can learn more about developing, implementing and registering an apprenticeship program.

Trade Associations Stepping Up to Apprenticeship Plate
AMT - The Association for Manufacturing Technology is partnering with NIMS, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, to support expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing.

NIMS Announces Industry Standard for CAM
Developed over the course of a year-long, nationwide validation process, with more than 125 experts from companies who use a variety of CAM software, the standards define the competencies and skills expected by industry for entry-level CAM positions.

NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Announce Scholarships
The program will provide scholarships to high-achieving SkillsUSA students showcasing their skills at the 2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Video: NIMS Online Tool Explains Credentials for Each Career Level
The “NIMS Career Pathway Tool” is designed to help employers, job seekers and educators understand the numerous career paths available in the industry.

The Good Word on NIMS from the Gene Haas Foundation
“The growth and passion I have seen in in manufacturing education and credentialing in only a short time has been amazing.”

NIMS Works to Develop Apprenticeship Programs
Cross-sector, public-private partnerships will prepare more students and workers for success in high-demand manufacturing careers.

NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Announce Scholarships for Young Manufacturing Talent
The 2015 GHF-NIMS-SkillsUSA Scholarship Program awarded more than $200,000 in scholarship funds to students who competed in three manufacturing events at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky, June 22-26.

Program Earns National Accreditation from NIMS
Maintaining an industry standard inside the classroom is no easy task, but the Computer Integrated Machining Technology Program at Johnston Community College has done just that by becoming nationally accredited by NIMS recently.

NIMS Credentials Issues Hit New Record High in 2014
NIMS issued 18,947 credentials to more than 8,000 individuals in 2014, according to Jim Wall, executive director of NIMS.

Record Number of Certifications Pursued for Metalworking Jobs
NIMS announced that it awarded a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the metalworking industry.

NIMS Leads Global Conference on Workforce Training
The future of manufacturing’s skilled workforce continues to be a concern, but the good news is, we have organizations and individuals who are working hard to ensure the talent pipeline remains open.

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