American Machinist

Apprenticeship program gets $1.9m grant. (Talking Shop).

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR METALWORKING SKILLS (NIMS), Vienna, Va., has been awarded a $1.9 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish proficiency and credentialing standards for metalworking apprenticeship programs.

In addition to establishing industry proficiency standards and a consistent credentialing system, NIMS will also develop curriculum guides for metalforming, machining, tool and die making, and machine building. The guides will address required competencies, show standardized paths to move up or within occupational areas, and illustrate ways to move across metalworking occupations.

According to NIMS board member James B. …

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