LIFT in Partnership with NIMS, Amatrol & Gene Haas Foundation Launch Operation Next
Fort Campbell, KY - May 3, 2017- LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA national innovation institute — in partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Amatrol, and Gene Haas Foundation — today announced the launch of “Operation Next” - a new model for equipping separating military personnel with the skills and credentials needed for the most in-demand advanced manufacturing civilian careers in the country.
Fairfax, Virginia, April 26, 2017 — NIMS, the manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, is proud to announce seven new members of its Board of Directors. The group is now comprised of 20 leaders in the manufacturing industry from diverse backgrounds, including company executives, training institutions, education, state government and organized labor.
NIMS, LIFT, Ivy Tech Release New Skills Credentials to Close High-Tech ITM Skills Gap
Indianapolis, IN., February 15, 2017—The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the Manufacturing USA institutes—and Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) are making available a new set of skills credentials and training to fill the largest number of open manufacturing jobs in states along the Midwest auto-corridor.
Fairfax, VA – A registered apprenticeship is a proven work-and-learn model for preparing future leaders in manufacturing. On January 25th and 26th, NIMS hosted a series of Apprenticeship Accelerator Development Workshops at NIMS headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Over the course of a day nearly thirty employers, community colleges, and industry associations from across the nation learned how to develop, implement, and register an apprenticeship program. READ THE FULL ARTICLE >
Veterans Can Help Lead The Manufacturing Revolution
By: Emily DeRocco, Director, Education and Workforce, LIFT—Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and James Wall, Executive Director, National Institute for Metalworking Skills
November 11, 2016 -- As we honor our veterans this Veterans Day with the presidential election just now in the rear view mirror, it’s clear we saw two undeniable points of agreement throughout the hard fought campaign.
Both sides of the aisle believe that we need to support our military veterans and to ensure the United States is once again a world leader in manufacturing.