Fairfax, Virginia, April 26, 2017 — NIMS, the manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, is proud to announce seven new members of its Board of Directors. The group is now comprised of 20 leaders in the manufacturing industry from diverse backgrounds, including company executives, training institutions, education, state government and organized labor.
NIMS, LIFT, Ivy Tech Release New Skills Credentials to Close High-Tech ITM Skills Gap
Indianapolis, IN., February 15, 2017—The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to fill the largest number of open manufacturing jobs in states along the Midwest auto-corridor.
Fairfax, VA – A registered apprenticeship is a proven work-and-learn model for preparing future leaders in manufacturing. On January 25th and 26th, NIMS hosted a series of Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshops at NIMS headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the course of a day nearly thirty employers, community colleges, and industry associations from across the nation learned how to develop, implement, and register an apprenticeship program. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >
Veterans Can Help Lead The Manufacturing Revolution
By: Emily DeRocco, Director, Education and Workforce, LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and James Wall, Executive Director, National Institute for Metalworking Skills
November 11, 2016 -- As we honor our veterans this Veterans Day with the presidential election just now in the rear view mirror, it’s clear we saw two undeniable points of agreement throughout the hard fought campaign.
Both sides of the aisle believe that we need to support our military veterans and to ensure the United States is once again a world leader in manufacturing.
NIMS Wins Federal Contract to Grow Apprenticeships in Manufacturing
Fairfax, VA, November 14, 2016 — The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the manufacturing industry’s developer of skills standards and credentials, is proud to announce that it has been selected by the United States Department of Labor as an industry intermediary to support the expansion of registered apprenticeships within manufacturing. NIMS will work with industry, workforce and education partners to increase access to apprenticeships and assist employers in developing new programs that reach diverse talent pools. As part of this initiative, $500,000 is available to support companies in establishing a registered apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor.