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It’s official. The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) announced that it awarded a record number of credentials last year to individuals seeking to enter into or advance in jobs in the industry. In 2015, NIMS issued 21,420 industry-recognized credentials, resulting in a 20% increase in credentials issued in the United States from 2014.

When you consider that NIMS predicts our industry will need to fill over 100,000 jobs over the next decade, it's encouraging to know that more and more workers are preparing for entry or advancement within manufacturing.

Greg Chambers, Director of Compliance, Oberg Industries, Inc. and Chairman of the Board, NIMS, adds, “The need for skilled machinists, CNC programmers and operators, and industrial technology maintenance technicians is critical and is expected to grow between 19 to 24 percent over the next decade. NIMS credentials ensure that companies, workers, and students keep up with industry standards and job requirements and that training programs prepare individuals with the skills they need to enter and advance in these in-demand jobs.”

NIMS has developed skills standards ranging from entry-level to master-level that cover the breadth of metalworking operations and industrial technology maintenance. The organization also announced that it will soon add credentials in Industrial Technology Maintenance and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to its portfolio of offerings in 2016-2017.

NIMS is a great place to start for finding potential talent that is ready and certified to work at your plant.