NIMS Launches Credential to Validate Workers' Inspection Skills



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The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) announces that it has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills.

Designed for manufacturers and schools, the new “NIMS Inspector Credential” allows a much faster, more efficient performance validation process within the NIMS online structural framework. Until now, shops and schools had to send test parts to be inspected and evaluated by a NIMS-sanctioned review committee of industry volunteers, which guaranteed quality control, but could take up to four weeks or longer, and often created a backlog of uninspected parts. Now, the validation can be done on-site by instructors themselves, and credentials can be issued much quicker.

According to NIMS, initial feedback has been positive from pilots. This credential is just one of many streamlining activities NIMS is beginning to implement as digital manufacturing technologies transform the industry.

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