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Tsugami/Rem Sales to Host East Coast PMPA Mini Technical Conference
Hyundai WIA and New Illinois Distributor Host Open House
Sawing Systems to be Exhibited at ALUMINUM USA
Yama Seiki to Host Technical Turning Seminar November 11
Techniks to Exhibit at FABTECH
ARKU Introduces New Line of Deburring and Edge Rounding Machines at FABTECH
JMT to Unveil New High-Efficiency Fiber Laser at FABTECH
Murata Machinery to Exhibit at FABTECH
MJC Engineering & Technology to Feature Hydraulic Systems at FABTECH
BEX to Feature a Variety of Spray Nozzles at FABTECH 2015
Amada Miyachi America to Highlight LMWS Laser Marker Workstation at FABTECH 2015
Lincoln Electric to Showcase Advanced Technology at FABTECH 2015
technotrans AG to Exhibit Spray Lubrication System at FABTECH
FABTECH 2015 Registration Open
Methods to Host TechFest2015 November 4–5
Rollomatic to Hold OpenHouse 2015
Massachusetts Governor Baker Visits Adcole Corporation
Expanded R&D Center to Deepen Additive Manufacturing Capabilities
CNC Gantry Machines Offered by Arthur Machinery
Sawing Systems to be Exhibited
Mid-Size Diameter Workholding Chucks
Central Tube and Bar Opens Expanded Facility in Tulsa
Cline Tool Opens Three Locations in 2015
Expanded Double Column Bridge Mills
Predictive Computing Monitors Saw Blades
DMG MORI USA Launches Customer-Centric Sales and Service Model
Doosan Infracore America and Ellison Technologies, Inc. Announce New Distribution Agreement
Fives Reinforces its Offer to the Aerospace Industry with the Acquisition of Lund Engineering
Flow Waterjet Opens Waterjet Applications and Training Facility
Georgia Northwestern Technical College Machine Tool Technology Program Earn Accreditation from NIMS
Gates EL Breaks Ground for New Facility
Harvey Tool Acquires Helical Solutions
Hurco Distributors Win Awards at National Meeting
Midwest Distributors Sweep Awards at Hurco National Meeting
Brooks Associates Wins Top Five Award at Hurco National Meeting
Tennessee Distributor ACI Wins Top 5 Award at Hurco National Meeting
Southwest Distributors Win Awards at Hurco National Meeting
Hyundai WIA and New Illinois Distributor Host Open House
The IMTS Show 2016 Expands Its Offerings
EDM Technology Displayed to Dealer Network
Mazak Announces Distributor Update for Kansas and Western Missouri
Methods to Host TechFest2015 November 4-5
Microscan Announces Acquisition of Label Vision Systems
Fiber Laser to be on Display
NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS Interface Now Available on the Machining Cloud
Partnerships will Prepare More Students and Workers for Success
Thermal Spray Plasma Controller
Okuma and Sandvik to Host Aerospace Learning and Manufacturing Event
Intelligent Technology for CNC Machining
PADT Acquires Stratasys Reselling Business of CADCAM Systems
Patti Engineering Achieves FANUC ASI Status
Penn Stainless Products' Western Pennsylvania Facility Nearly Complete
PIP Expands Domestic Manufacturing Facility
Performance Racing Industry Trade Show 2015
Renishaw Appoints MillenniTEK as U.S. Reseller
Renishaw Breaks Ground for New Facility
Richland College Launches NIMS Accreditation Initiative
C-Frame Fixture with Large Valve Clamping Capability
Installation of Additional Presses in Midwest Region
Additive Manufacturing Machines and Materials Added to Online Database
Stratasys Announces New Reseller Allegheny Machine Tool
SURFCAM Offers New West Coast Training Site
Machine-Ready Manifold Blanks
New Features for Metalcutting Modeling Product
Custom All-Electric Tube Bender Accelerates Production
Workshops for Warriors Awarded $75,000 Grant by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mill-Turn Larger Diameter Bars
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Partnerships will Prepare More Students and Workers for Success



NIMS has partnered with Focus: HOPE to develop a robust apprenticeship program in Michigan to fill in-demand technical jobs in manufacturing. The project was selected as a winner of the United States Department of Labor's American Apprenticeship Initiative grant program, and will build on NIMS' competency-based apprenticeship model.

NIMS will serve as a partner through the following activities with the Focus: HOPE American Apprenticeship Program:

  • Identifying the skills and competencies individuals need to enter into and complete advanced manufacturing apprenticeship programs
  • Supporting the development of career pathways, apprenticeship models and tools and integration of NIMS industry-recognized credentials
  • Aligning training programs to industry standards
  • Providing technical assistance to schools, employers and other partners.

"There is a growing skills gap nationally and in Michigan for jobs in advanced manufacturing, particularly in metalworking," said James Wall, Executive Director, NIMS. "The Focus: HOPE American Apprenticeship Program will provide individuals with the skills and credentials aligned with open jobs, ultimately providing a pathway to career advancement."

National trends show that there is an increasing demand for individuals with machining skills. In Michigan, there will be nearly 125,000 jobs requiring machining skills, with demand for CNC programmers expected to climb 15% by 2024.

As part of its commitment to expand manufacturing apprenticeships, NIMS participated in the White House Apprenticeship Summit on September 8, 2015 James Wall and NIMS board members; Greg Chambers, Director of Compliance, Oberg Industries, Inc.; and Roy Sweatman, President, Southern Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., joined 100 employers to share successful apprenticeship models, best practices and how to promote apprenticeships to other employers.

For more information contact:

NIMS

10565 Fairfax Blvd., Suite 10

Fairfax, VA 22030

703-352-4971

support@nims-skills.org

www.nims-skills.org

www.nimsready.org

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