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Formed in 1995 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 accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Join our email list.

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Fairfax, VA / Hartsville, TN — Established in 1965, the Machine Tool Technology Program at Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) set a new height in program history by becoming nationally ac
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