Paul Huber: Working Tirelessly to Engage America’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Workforce
Picture McCormick Place, the largest exhibition hall in the Americas. Now picture traversing all four exhibition halls to meet and talk with 57 companies whose exhibits are placed throughout the halls. That’s no small task.
At the 2010 International Manufacturing and Technology Show, that’s exactly what Paul Huber did as he personally sought out each of the Student Friendly Exhibitors to thank them for their support of the NIMS Student Summit, sponsored by the Association for Manufacturing Technology and NIMS.
He is also passionate about the NIMS Precision Manufacturing Technology National Competition at SkillsUSA. He personally supports the Competition financially and pursues associations and companies for their participation and support. To top it all off, he is constantly engaging the industry media in publicizing the program.
Paul Huber is President of Industrial Precision Components Corporation headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In his eleven years as a member of the NIMS Board of Directors, Paul has devoted countless hours to motivating bright young men and women towards an interest in precision manufacturing careers.
Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School Officially NIMS Accredited
NIMS is pleased to announce the official accreditation of the Machine Technology Program at Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School of Butler, PA!
Since first applying for accreditation in April 2009, the staff and faculty at Butler County AVTS have done what it takes to ensure that their training is on par with industry standards, especially following the On-Site Evaluation, which took place on June 2nd and 3rd of this year. Making up the Evaluation Team was:
• Team Leader Roger Emmonds of Oberg Industries
• Education Representative Bill Burns of Hall Industries
• Industry Representative Dave Lotz of Penn United Technologies
Following the two-day audit, the Evaluation Team voted unanimously to accredit the program, commending the relationships that enable such a strong program; "The circle of administration, instructor, and advisory committee appears to be very strong, with each portion being strong and vibrant by itself."
Congratulations to everyone involved in this process, especially Machine Technology Instructor Aaron Couse, and congratulations to the entire staff at Butler County AVTS on providing the opportunity for over 120 students to earn more than 500 NIMS Credentials since 2005!
To learn more about this program, please visit the program’s website by clicking here.
NIMS Issues 25,000th Credential at the U.S. Department of Labor Ceremony
Assistant Secretary Jane Oates awards Magna Apprentice Darryl Robinson with a NIMS Milling Level II credential, the 25,000th in NIMS history, at the U.S. Department of Labor building in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC -- At a September 7th ceremony at the Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary for Employment Training Jane Oates presented the NIMS Milling Level II credential to Darryl Robinson, a registered apprentice from the Magna Baltimore Technical Training Center. This marks the 25,000th credential issued by NIMS since being founded in 1995. Also present at the ceremony were NIMS Excutive and Deputy Directors Stephen C. Mandes and James Wall, Administrator for the Department of Labor's Employment & Training Adminstration's Office of Apprenticeship John Ladd, Magna Training Program Director Sharon Snow, Baltimore Technical Training Center Manager Paul Myles, and Techincal Training Instructor Montez King.
In 2005 Magna International established the Baltimore Technical Training Center, which now boasts a NIMS Competency-Based Registered Apprenticeship Program. Technical instruction is delivered by Magna, while related instruction is provided through a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County.
Front row, left to right: Darryl Robinson, Paul Myles, Sharon Show, & Montez King Back row, left to right: John Ladd, Stephen C. Mandes, & Assistant Secretary Jane Oates
Haas Automation & Vincennes University Team Up at the NIMS Student Summit at IMTS 2010
Two of the nation’s premier organizations, Haas Automation and Vincennes University, will join forces in the Career Development Center at the NIMS Student Summit at IMTS.
They will be announcing the new Haas Technical Education Center CNC Teacher Training Programs which will begin in early 2011. These programs will be held at Vincennes new ICAT (Indiana Center for Applied Technology) Facility. The ICAT Facility will have its formal Grand Opening on October 27, 2010 and the event will be open to the public, however registration is required.
"We are extremely excited about this new education initiative being launched at Vincennes University and the value and resources it will bring to CNC teachers around North America" said Bob Skodzinsky, Manager of the Haas Technical Education Center Network.
Sandvik Coromant to kick off Student Summit at IMTS 2010
We are very excited to announce that Sandvik Coromant is returning to be a major sponsor at the NIMS Student Summit at IMTS 2010 in Chicago, September 13th - 18th. Following up on a successful collaboration at the Student Summit at IMTS 2008, the men and women in their trademark yellow coats will be the first employer students encounter upon entering the Career Development Center at IMTS.
Students will be given a brief IMTS orientation by NIMS staff before Sandvik representatives step in to give a fantastic video orientation, focusing on the many ways precision machining (and particularly cutting tools) effect our day to day lives. From there students will exit the Orientation Theatres to be greeted by the Sandvik SmartHub, where students can speak one-on-one with Sandvik representatives about the latest technology and the necessary skills for a career in their industry.
Other features of the Student Summit include:
--Student Friendly Exhibitors throughout IMTS
--Nineteen engaging and interactive exhibits inside the Career Development Center, including hands-on demonstrations, video presentations, and even a 1960's Plymouth Barracuda that's been converted to run on electricity!
--New job listings and a resume drop box inside the Career Development Center