Support the SkillsUSA 2013 National Championship for CNC Milling, Turning, and Precision Machining

Recruit young men and women into the precision manufacturing by supporting the nation's brightest machining students in this one-of-a-kind, national-level compeition.

Receive incredible exposure!  More than 5,600 of the nation's most outstanding career and technical education students compete on-site, with over 5,000 educators, industry volunteers, and parents as well.

Promote industry skill standards for high quality!  Join the NIMS mission to maintain a globally competitive workforce.

This championship is the culmination of local, regional, and state competitions that at nearly 1,500 technical high schools and colleges across the United States. Winners from state SkillsUSA contests will compete against each other and against the clock to create metal parts using these skills:

  • Manual Turning
  • Manual Lathe
  • CNC Lathe Programming & Operations
  • CNC Mill Programming & Operations

Finalists also compete in categories that do not require machine time:

  • Quality & Parts Inspection
  • Machining Technology Knowledge Exam
  • GD&T Knowledge Exam
  • Soft Skills

All part prints and knowledge exams are based on NIMS National Standards for Machining Level I and Level II.