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Newly Accredited: DMG Mori Seiki University

Located just outside Chicago, DMG / Mori Seiki USA is not only the world's largest supplier of lathes, machine tools, and turning centers, but its comprehensive training initiative, DMG / Mori Seiki University (DMGMSU), is the now latest addition to the network of NIMS-Accredited training programs.  Through a balance of on-site, web-based, and classroom training formats, DMGMSU has established itself as a first class resource for transforming entry-level machinists into highly skilled experts that are widely desired by industry.

The drive to accredit was led by Chief Learning Officer Rod Jones, Manager of Educational Operations Doug Pierce, and Manager of Technical Instruction John Roufis, and culminated with an on-site evaluation that occurred at the DMGMSU facility in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on April 8-9, 2013. Over the two day visit, an all-star NIMS Evaluation Team scrutinized all aspects of the University. Assessing all educational and physical aspects of the University, Team Leader Joan Cook, Education Representative Don Ruesch, and Industry Representative Brad Wagner ultimately gave DMGMSU the highest ratings in all seven areas of evaluation:

-Program Purpose
-Equipment, Tooling, and Measuring Devices
-Program Features
-Administration / Management
-Instructional Staff
-Trainee Credentialing

Following the evaluation, Team Leader Joan Cook commented that "the Team found the entire staff, faculty and administration fully committed to expanding NIMS credentialing within their company and affiliated distributors."  She went on to note that the "facility is state of the art, with exceptional opportunities for the participants to learn - and to ultimately earn NIMS credentials."

This accreditation focuses on CNC machining, as well as machine maintenance, which means that all trainers have successfully credentialed themselves in a variety of NIMS skills certifications, including:

-CNC Milling Operations, Level I
-CNC Turning Operations, Level I
-Machine Maintenance, Service & Repair, Level III
-Measurement, Materials & Safety I

Several trainers also earned the NIMS On-The-Job Trainer credential in 2009, which provides evidence that the DMGMSU instructional staff possess the core competencies required to optimize the education experience.

Congratulations to the team at DMG / Mori Seiki University and many thanks to the NIMS Evaluation Team for contributing their time and expertise.

Visit DMG / Mori Seiki University online to learn more about the exceptional educational programs available.


NIMS Evaluation Team members:

Joan Cook - Certified NIMS Evaluation Team Leader and Executive Director of RICOWI, Inc. 

Don Ruesch - President of Ruesch Training & Consulting

Brad Wagner - Co-Owner of Anpec Industries, Inc.


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 or at (703) 352-4971.