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The NIMS office will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of President's Day.  Staff support will not be available during the closure but online testing and registration may occur as planned.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 9:00 am eastern time.

Formed in 1994 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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NIMS wins Department of Labor contract to support the expansion of registered apprenticeship within manufacturing.  Workshops planned for February
Jump Start NIMS Testing:  Credentialing 101 Webinars occuring February 15, February 22, and March 1, or start now by watching Credentialing 101 Video Tutorial (via YouTube)

Professional Development Workshops:  Exclusive, NIMS training seminars for instructors and trainers, spotlighting machinist credentialing and OJT.  Register Today!

The only NIMS-endorsed textbook Precision Machining Technology >>

Recent News

     NIMS, LIFT, Ivy Tech Release New Skills Credentials to Close High-Tech ITM 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
02/16/2017 10:53

     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 D
02/06/2017 12:23