Accreditation Renewed at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School
We are pleased to announce that for the second time since 2006, the CAD/CAM Program at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School (Taunton, MA) has been awarded NIMS Accreditation for excellence in metalworking training. By maintaining their status as a NIMS-accredited program, the staff and faculty at Bristol-Plymouth have proven continued commitment to maintaining high standards for metalworking training in the state of Massachusetts and for the greater industry in the United States.
Led by NIMS Team Leader Norm MacIntyre, a one-day On-Site Evaluation occurred at the community college facility on December 10, 2012 which concluded with Mr. MacIntyre's recommendation to officially renew the college training program's accreditation. Combined with evidence of the program's continuous efforts to credential students, NIMS officially renewed the accreditation on December 27, 2012. In his final evaluation report, Mr. MacIntyre noted that "this is a strong program in a strong system. Staff are competent and eager and are supported well by the district and the state. This auditor has not seen a more well-balanced program."
This program is accredited in the following skills areas:
-Measurement, Materials & Safety
-Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
-Milling I (manual)
-Drill Press I
Congratulations to everyone involved in this process, especially Instructor Michael Rose for his efforts towards the accreditation renewal process and to maintaining high standards in training overall. Special thanks to Norm MacIntyre for leading this evaluation.
To learn more about this program, contact Instructor Michael Rose by email or by phone at (508) 823-5151.
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NIMS Affiliated Wheeling High School Featured in IMTS Insider
Guest columnist John Gross writes Transform Education and Transform the Economy for the IMTS Insider and features Wheeling High School of Wheeling, Illinois. The Advanced Machine Technology and CNC Manufacturing Programs are currently seeking accreditation through NIMS and we have issued 35 credentials to instructors and students to date. Read the whole story here.
NIMS Executive Director James Wall appointed to DOL Committee
January 7, 2013 --- NIMS Executive Director James Wall is the newest employer representative on the US Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA). In a letter dated December 21, 2012, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis extended the invitation to Mr. Wall, noting that his "leadership and expertise on matters impacting Registered Apprenticeship and workforce development" would compliment the goals of the committee.
Comprised of roughly 30 individuals, the ACA informs and provides guidance to the Sectary of Labor on issues related to the Registered Apprenticeship System, including the expansion of the system to promote career trajectories for diverse audiences, and to address training demands for traditional and emerging technologies.
Accreditation Renewed at Hillyard Technical Center
Keeping up with today’s industry skills standards, Hillyard Technical Center (St. Joseph, MO) has renewed the NIMS Accreditation of its Precision Machine Technology Program as of Thursday, December 27, 2012. This is the program’s second time establishing itself as a NIMS-Accredited program, as it set this benchmark first in 2007. NIMS applauds the tech center for its continued commitment to meeting National Industry Standards for metalworking training.
Late in 2012, NIMS Evaluator George Crossland (Crossland Machinery Company, Inc.) conducted a rigorous On-Site Evaluation at Hillyard Tech and was highly complementary of the program. In his evaluation Mr. Davis gave the program very high ratings in several evaluation areas of evaluation, including Program Purpose, Facilities, Equipment/Tooling/Measuring Devices, Administration Support, and Instructional Staff.
This accreditation is in Level I Machining Skills, with an emphasis on:
-Measurement, Materials & Safety -Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout -Milling I (manual) -Drill Press I -Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
Congratulations to everyone involved in this accreditation renewal, especially Assistant Director Denis Merrit and Instructor Robert Swordy for their time and effort! Special thanks also to NIMS evaluator and Board member George Crossland for conducting the on-site visit!
To learn more about this program, please contact Instructor Robert Swordy by email or by phone at (816) 671-4170.