FAQs

Search and filter through some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below. An excerpt of the answer is displayed on this page, but for longer answers, please click on the colored bar around the question itself.

Can I get help from NIMS in setting up my apprenticeship program?

Yes. NIMS has existing frameworks and a knowledgeable team that are ready to develop manufacturing apprenticeships based on national standards.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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Can I tier the progressive wage scale to NIMS credentials?

Yes, NIMS credentials can be used to benchmark progress and award wage increases.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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Can my apprenticeship program be competency based rather than time based?

Yes. DOL regulations allow for programs to be time-based, competency-based, or a hybrid of the two program styles.
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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How do I log into the NIMS website?

To log in, visit the NIMS website home page and check the top right hand corner of your screen for a link that says "Log in/Register". To see the process firsthand, click this FAQ to watch a video tutorial.
Last Updated: 07/25/2018
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How do I search for specific resource material on the NIMS website?

Click Resources in the menu at the top of the page, and then choose a resource category. Once on the page, you can select various check boxes to narrow down the search and find the exact material needed. Please click on this FAQ to watch a video tutorial describing a step by step process to search for resources.
Last Updated: 07/25/2018
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I want to be an apprentice. What do I do?

Contact your state apprenticeship office to learn about opportunities in your region.
Last Updated: 06/24/2019
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What are the benefits of an apprenticeship program?

Various for the Employer, Apprentice and Community
Last Updated: 12/19/2017
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What does NIMS stand for?

NIMS stands for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills.
Last Updated: 01/01/2018
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