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The National Institute of Metalworking Skills, Inc. (NIMS) announced the accreditation of the John Tyler Community College precision machining technology program, September 28. JTCC's machining program is the first to receive NIMS accreditation in Virginia.
In order for the College to receive NIMS accreditation, the program had to meet rigorous safety, environmental, and educational standards. Areas evaluated included program content, machines, tooling, instructor qualifications, and industry participation. A local industry, The JTCC Precision Machining Technology advisory committee led the yearlong effort for accreditation. The committee is chaired by Bryce Jewett, president of Jewett Machine Manufacturing.
"NIMS credentials are an asset to any individual," said Jewett. "Because NIMS credentials are nationally recognized, that individual has the mobility of talents and skills on a nation wide basis."
NIMS standards for certification are industry written and validated across the nation. Skill certification involves meeting the performance requirements and passing a knowledge skills exam.
Date Posted: 10/1/2001