About NIMS

NIMS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was formed in 1995 to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. The vision of NIMS is to build a globally competitive American workforce through collaboratively established industry standards, proven training frameworks and processes that dynamically respond to our technology-driven economy.

Our mission is to help organizations improve overall performance by executing and validating training with practical experiences that reflect what individuals and teams will face on the job, and to recognize all stakeholders for their success.


Our Stakeholders

NIMS has a stakeholder base of over 6,000 companies in partnership with five major industry trade associations: The Association for Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling & Machining Association, the Precision Metalforming Association, and the Technology and Manufacturing Association. These partners have invested over $7.5 million in private funds for the development of NIMS standards and credentials.