NIMS Credentialing Helps Army Program Excel (Ft. Lee, VA)
Service members in the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Allied Trade Specialist (91E) course are learning machining and welding, skills that will help to bridge the gap between active duty and the eventual separation from the military. Along the way these men and women are also earning NIMS credentials. Read the whole story.
NIMS is proud to work with the men and women of the armed services to secure skills credentials, ultimately connecting service members with highly-skilled civilian careers. To learn more about the training conducted at the Army Ordnance School in Ft. Lee, VA, please contact NIMS staff.
Newly Accredited: Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, IL
NIMS is pleased to announce the official accreditation of the Manufacturing Technology Program at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois! Since first applying for accreditation earlier this year, the staff and faculty at Daley College have met NIMS standards and will continue to set the bar for exceptional metalworking training for post-secondary education in the state of Illinois.
To complete the accreditation audit, an On-Site Evaluation took place at Daley College on November 12-13, 2012, which was conducted by veteran NIMS Evaluation Team Leader Joan Cook of RICOWI in Clinton, Ohio. Assisting Joan were Jack Krikorian of Rexam and Frank Holthouse, Machining Instructor for Leyden High School District 212, whose training program was accredited by NIMS just one year ago.
The audit included a facility inspection of the Daley College’s metalworking shop, as well as a host of in-depth interviews with students, instructors, administrators, program advisory committee members, and local employers. Following these events, the evaluation team gathered enough evidence to recommend accreditation, giving the program very high ratings in all areas of evaluation, which include Program Purpose, Program Features, Administration, Facilities, Equipment/Tooling/Measuring Devices, Instructional Staff, and Advisory Committee.
This accreditation is in Level I Machining Skills, with an emphasis on:
-Measurement, Materials & Safety
-Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
-Milling I (manual)
-Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
-CNC Milling Operations
-CNC Turning Operations
-CNC Milling: Programming, Setup & Operations
-CNC Turning: Programming, Setup & Operations
Congratulations to everyone involved in this process, especially Director of Manufacturing Technology Ray Prendergast for working actively to secure this accreditation!Special thanks to the Evaluation Team as well, without which this would not be possible!
Accreditation Renewed at Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center
Keeping up with today’s industry skills standards, Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center of New Kensington, PA has renewed the NIMS Accreditation of its Machine Tool Technology Program as of Thursday, November 1, 2012. This is the second instance of NWCTC earning the accredited title, as this benchmark was first set in 2007. We applaud the commitment of the faculty and staff as they continue to meet NIMS Standards for metalworking training.
NIMS Evaluation Team Leader Gregory Chambers (of Oberg Industries) visited the training center earlier this year and gave the program high ratings in evaluation areas of program purpose, inventory/equipment, program features, administration support, instructional staff, and student credentialing activity, while also noting the program's exceptionally active advisory committee. More than sixty students have taken NIMS tests and a total of 215 NIMS credentials have been issued to these secondary students to date!
Congratulations to everyone involved in this accreditation renewal, especially Instructor Joseph Tammariello and Business Industry Liaison Jill Awes! Special thanks to Gregory Chambers for conducting the on-site evaluation!
To learn more about this program, please contact Instructor Joseph Tammariello by email or by phone at (724) 335-9389, ext. 225.
Did you know that NIMS accredits educational training programs and company training programs? Visit our accreditation page to learn how your training program can become accredited and be sure to read our List of Accredited Programs to find a top notch training program near you!
Accreditation questions? Just email Director of Accreditation Catherine Ross or call (703) 352-4971.
NIMS Accreditation Renewed at Guliford Technical Community College
We are pleased to announce that for the second time since 2004, the Computer Integrated Machining Program at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) of Jamestown, North Carolina has been awarded NIMS Accreditation for excellence in metalworking training. By maintaining their status as a NIMS-accredited program, the staff and faculty at GTCC have proven continued commitment to maintaining high standards for metalworking training in the state of North Carolina and for the greater industry in the United States.
Led by NIMS Team Leader Joan Cook, a one-day On-Site Evaluation occurred at the community college facility on April 25, 2012 which concluded with Ms. Cook'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 as of September 28, 2012. In her final evaluation report, Ms. Cook noted that "the staff, program, administration, and advisory committee work diligently to provide quality training for the industry."
Congratulations to everyone involved in this process, especially Instructor Derek Seeke for his efforts towards the accreditation renewal process and to maintaining high standards in training overall. Special thanks to Joan Cook for leading this evaluation.
To learn more about this program, contact Instructor Derek Seeke by email or by phone at (336) 454-1126 ext. 53088.
Did you know that NIMS accredits educational training programs and company training programs? Look over our accreditation page to learn how your training program can become accredited and be sure to read our List of Accredited Programs to find a top notch training program near you!
Accreditation questions? Just contact Director of Accreditation Catherine Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (703) 352-4971.
Upon arrival, students and educators - some of whom traveled from as far away as Texas, California, and Florida - encountered a brief Orientation Program sponsored by Sandvik Coromant and designed to welcome groups to the show while providing examples of the connections between daily life and the world of manufacturing technology. Unlimited exhibitor exploration time followed before attendees proceeded upstairs to the main IMTS show floors where technologies abounded.
Career Launch Pads debuted to push the envelope towards the ultimate experience for curious students. The launch pads were interactive information desks staffed by young industry professionals – a.k.a. MT-Ambassadors – and facilitated one-on-one chats with students to talk skills, technologies, careers, and beyond. DMG / Mori Seiki, Mazak Corp., Sandvik Coromant, Seco Tools, Southwestern Industries, and Symbol Job Training generously hosted launch pads at the show last week.
Also new at the 2012 NIMS Student Skills Center was the online Educator Handbook, which was created to provide pre-show logistical information to attending educators and to assist with maximizing time spent at IMTS. Handbooks also included a listing of Featured Exhibitors, companies throughout all four buildings of IMTS who welcomed student visitors. Follow this link to view the Educator Handbook.
A thousand thanks go to AMT for again providing NIMS with the opportunity to host another student event and thanks also to the twenty-seven NIMS Student Skills Center exhibitors who met this year’s challenge for stimulating, engaging booth content. This event would not be possible without these collaborations and we hope the relationships established in 2012 will continue to inspire young people to pursue prosperous careers in the manufacturing technology industry.