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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.