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Formed in 1994 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce, NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.

NIMS operates under rigorous and highly disciplined processes as the only developer of American National Standards for the nation's metalworking industry.

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View the NIMS Network to locate nationally accredited training programs and NIMS-registered organizations.

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NIMS offers Professional Development Workshops for apprenticeship, GD&T, grant management, new industrial technology maintenance, NIMS testing, and structured on-the-job training (train-the-trainer).  Learn more.

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     NIMS Stands Ready to Partner with America's Promise Grant Applicants

Fairfax, VA - Local and regional leaders planning to apply for America's Promise grants are invited to attend an August 3, 2016 webinar to review the NIMS Menu of Services, a modular suite of services
07/26/2016 09:49

     NIMS Announces Industry Standard for the 21st Century CAM Manufacturing Workforce

Today, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) released the first-ever industry Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) standards. With guidance from Autodesk Inc., the leader in 3D design, e
06/16/2016 09:13