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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.  Join our email list to keep up with NIMS news.

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NIMS sponsors and candidate now have 24/7 access to PDF versions of earned credentials. NIMS ceased printing and mailing credentials on July 1, 2017. View instructions accessing/printing credentials: click here

Professional Development Workshops:  NIMS-facilitated training for instructors andindustry trainers. Learn More >> 

The only NIMS-endorsed textbook Precision Machining Technology >>

NEW The NIMS Resume Generator assist candidates in creating a (free) resume that includes earned credentials. Visit the Resume Generator to get started.

FALL 2017 Credentialing 101 Sessions:  Learn to conduct certification testing at your location in this one-hour NIMS-led webinar.  See details, dates, and times > >

Recent News

     NIMS Launches National Online Resume Generator

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Fairfax, VA—Today, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), released a new online tool to help students and job seekers build quality professional resumes that wi
07/25/2017 09:31

     NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Awards SkillsUSA Scholarships for Young Manufacturing Talent

Louisville, KY – NIMS, the precision manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering
06/27/2017 14:55