July 23, 2014
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Fairfax, Va., and the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) have announced the first round of winners of a new scholarship program to help schools prepare more students for success in precision manufacturing careers.
Danville Community College, Kishwaukee College, and Southside Virginia Community College are the first to receive GHF/NIMS Credentialing Scholarships to build technical programs that provide students with industry-recognized credentials and foundational skills to pursue careers in the precision manufacturing industry.
Scholarship winners receive a $2,500 contribution toward implementing industry-recognized NIMS standards and credentials into their machine training programs and seeking national recognition through NIMS accreditation. The scholarships also cover costs for an unlimited number of students to gain NIMS credentials that certify skills across multiple levels and job functions.