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Cleveland’s Max Hayes High School Earns NIMS Accreditation

NIMS Board Member Dave Sansone (right) presents NIMS Accreditation plaque to Max Hayes Principal Dave Volosin as Israel Burgos, CNC Instructor and Tony Kazel, Senior Instructor and Department Head look on.Max Hayes High School, Cleveland, Ohio, has attained NIMS accreditation  


The purpose of NIMS accreditation is to improve the quality of training programs as part of the national endeavor to build and maintain a globally competitive workforce while providing workforce development opportunities for potential and current employees.  Accreditation involves a three-step process: registration of the program with NIMS, the completion of a self-study analysis and an on-site industry audit conducted by a three person NIMS team.  The school was also required to meet NIMS credentialing requirements.


David Sansone, NIMS board and executive committee member and Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation (PMAEF) executive director, presented Max Hayes High School representatives with a plaque denoting this recognition for the school’s CNC machining program.  PMAEF supported the school’s efforts with a grant, along with many local companies who invested funds, time and equipment to assist its efforts.


“The PMA Educational Foundation and NIMS are pleased to honor Max Hayes High School for this outstanding achievement,” said Sansone.  “Mr. Sansone It was earned through a rigorous examination of facilities and programs over the past year and a half, but most importantly it was earned by the people—administrators, faculty and students who set this as a goal and made certain it was accomplished.  In order to be accredited, NIMS credentials were earned by students and the instructor, which is no small task.”