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 maintenance standards, NIMS testing, structured on-the-job training (train-the-trainer). Learn more.
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