Chicago Area Schools' Precision Manufacturing Programs Earn NIMS Accreditation

Precision Manufacturing Programs at South Elgin High School and Streamwood High School, both in Illinois, have met NIMS standards and secured NIMS accreditation for exceptional metalworking training.

Precision Manufacturing Programs at South Elgin High School and Streamwood High School, both in Illinois, have met NIMS standards and secured NIMS accreditation for exceptional metalworking training.

This marks the first time that each program has earned NIMS accreditation, which is the only benchmark for excellence in metalworking training as based on national industry-written, industry-approved standards. By becoming accredited, both high schools demonstrate a continued commitment to providing industry-level training within the state of Illinois and for the greater US manufacturing industry.

To complete the accreditation audit an On-Site Evaluation was conducted by Lead Evaluator Terry Babb of Apex Tool & Mfg., Inc.) and Education Rep. Juan Del Castillo of Jane Addams Resource Corp. The visit included facility inspections of both metalworking shops, as well as interviews with students, instructors, administrators, and local employers.

This accreditation is based on NIMS National Level I Machining Skills Standards with an emphasis on:

  • CNC Milling Operations
  • CNC Turning Operations
  • Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
  • Measurement, Materials & Safety

Establishing this industry benchmark secures accreditation of each program for the next five years. For more information about NIMS accreditation, visit NIMS online.