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NIMS launches new parts inspection credential


August 27, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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August 27, 2019 – The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has launched a new credential to validate an instructor’s or evaluator’s parts inspection skills.

Established in 1995, the U.S.-based NIMS develops standards and credentials for workforce development and training frameworks for professionals and organizations across the globe.

Designed for manufacturers and schools, the new NIMS Inspector Credential allows a 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.

“The initial feedback from pilots has been very positive and this credential is one of many streamlining activities we’re undertaking at NIMS surrounding our training, testing, validation and credentialing services,” says Montez King, executive director of NIMS, in a release. “As industry transforms with digital manufacturing technologies, skills training must evolve as well, and that’s what’s happening now in the education sector and at NIMS.”