NIMS Industrial Maintenance Certification

Certifying a skilled workforce for the global economy.

NIMS, Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – one of the new national manufacturing innovation institutes — and Ivy Tech Community College (Ivy Tech) are partnering to enhance and expand training to fill the largest number of open manufacturing jobs in states along the auto corridor. The program is part of a comprehensive effort to prepare a new industrial technology maintenance workforce, which drives the performance and improvement of high-tech manufacturing, and has grown in demand by 118% from 2011 to 2015.

The region may need to fill an estimated 133,000 jobs over the next decade. These jobs entail the maintenance, troubleshooting and improvement of complex machines and automation systems that create efficient and productive manufacturing. To support the rapid deployment of new light weighting technologies being developed at LIFT, workers will have to understand and be confident in using the latest advanced technologies, help integrate them into companies’ processes and maintain their performance over time. The initiative will focus on building high-quality training programs by:

  • Rolling out the first-ever industry standards for educating and training the industrial technology maintenance workforce;
  • Training instructors from community colleges across the entire region; and
  • Equipping a competent workforce with the knowledge, skills and credentials they need to enter into and advance in the field.

In partnership with Ivy Tech, NIMS worked with over 125 industry, education and workforce development experts to develop the industry standards for the training programs and the credentials that will prepare industrial technology mechanics and technicians. In March 2016, Ivy Tech will launch a new instructor training facility to prepare instructors to deliver the training, and NIMS will bring to market credentials that certify individuals’ skills by Fall of 2016.

In order to address the critical need for skilled maintenance technicians, NIMS has created nine stackable certifications in Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM).

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These stackable credentials enable students to learn and earn at the same time!