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Formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce, NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards, and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. Join our email list to keep up with NIMS news.

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FALL 2017 Credentialing 101 Sessions:  Learn to conduct certification testing at your location in this one-hour NIMS-led webinar.  See details, dates, and times > >

Recent News

     President's Task Force to include NIMS Leadership

U.S. Labor Secretary Appoints NIMS Executive Director to Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion Advisory group will report to President Donald J. Trump on strategies and approaches to the expansion an
10/16/2017 09:07

     NIMS Announces New Leadership, Manufacturing Day Event

Fairfax, VA., October 4, 2017 — Montez L. King, the new Executive Director of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), will screen Paradox: The Making of a King at Manufacturing Renaissa
10/04/2017 09:55