Mission Statement
SGA / RFP Policies

Mission Statement

"To strengthen American manufacturing by building a globally competitive metalworking workforce."

Vision Statement

NIMS as the North American provider of metalworking skills standards, so that:

For industry

  industry recruits, hires, trains, educates and promotes based upon NIMS credentials;

  industry integrates NIMS accreditation and credentialing into quality requirements;

  industry views NIMS as the skill standards service provider;

  NIMS allied trade associations have increased memberships and increased requests for association services resulting from their work and affiliation with NIMS.

For education

  educational training programs are based on NIMS skill standards

For society

  parents and students select schools based on NIMS accreditation;

  the nation's youth and incumbent workforce seek and maintain NIMS credentials.