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The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was 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).


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Recent News

     Melanie Stover Joins NIMS as Director of Strategic Initiatives

NIMS is pleased to announce a new addition to the team. Melanie Stover will join NIMS on April 21 as the Director of Strategic Communications. Melanie comes to NIMS from The Manufacturing Institute,
04/22/2014 09:55

     NIMS Welcomes Announcement to Connect Training to Careers

Media Contact: Jacey Wilkins Phone: (610) 637-2796 Email: jwilkins@nims-skills.org Focus on industry-education partnerships will prepare more students and workers for success in high-demand careers
04/17/2014 09:42