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Formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American 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 to keep up with NIMS news.

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SkillsUSA 2015:
  View the May 5th Instructor & Advisor Briefing Video  //  Instructor & Advisor Webinar Slides  //  Visit the Haas HTEC Network website to view and download additional resources

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Accreditation vs. Credentialing:  What is the difference >>

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Professional Development Workshops:  Exclusive, on-site NIMS training seminars for instructors and trainers, spotlighting machinist credentialing and GD&T.  LINK

The only NIMS-endorsed textbook Precision Machining Technology >>

Spring 2015 Testing Tips >>

Recent News

     Suncoast Technical College Precision Machining & CNC Automation Program Earns National Accreditation

Fairfax, VA / Sarasota, FL — Not quite two years since its inception, the Precision Machining and CNC Automation Program at Suncoast Technical College in Sarasota, Florida became nationally accredited
07/22/2015 16:31

     NIMS: Request for Proposals for Industrial Technology Maintenance Textbook and Related Resources

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was founded in 1995 by a number of local metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. NIMS
07/13/2015 11:44