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Hiring, Training and Supporting the Workforce in School and on the Job

A recurring topic of discussion during my recent trip touring Virginian manufacturing facilities was labor: finding it, hiring it, training it. For some manufacturers, the local reality is that there are not enough already-skilled people looking for work. Hiring under these circumstances entails offering access to technical education of some kind, or a lot of on-the-job training. On the other hand...

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NIMS and Gene Haas Foundation Awards SkillsUSA Scholarships for Young Manufacturing Talent

Louisville, KY – NIMS, the precision manufacturing industry’s premier standards and certification body, and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF), which provides scholarships to schools for students entering technical training programs, are partnering to provide scholarship funds directly to the near-future workforce. The scholarships were awarded to all SkillsUSA CNC competitors students.

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NIMS-ApprenticeshipUSA Funding for New/Expanding Programs

hrough September 2017, NIMS is awarding funding to new or expanding* apprenticeship programs that prepare for manufacturing careers. Funding is awarded to program sponsor organizations, and may be used to offset the following program-related expenses:

Registration of apprenticeship programs with USDOL Costs related to design and start-up of apprenticeship programs Classroom education or ...

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Update : Suncoast Technical College earns 104 NIMS Credentials

Suncoast Technical College , here in sunny Florida has just completed its 4th year of Precision & CNC Machining Program. We are proud to say we have earned another 104 credentials with our one year program. This brings our 3 year total up to 294. We also had 6 apprentices earn a NIMS special award of Merit as well, Mike Case, Jason Seward, Matt Olsen, Arek Mylnarski, Chris Quinn and Cody Winegard....

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