CHICAGO – Noting that it “will continue to set the bar for exceptional metalworking training” in Illinois, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) accredited City Colleges of Chicago’s Manufacturing Technology program at Daley College. The decision signals to manufacturing employers that Daley College graduates possess industry-standard skills in areas including Computerized Numerical Control (CNC), milling and grinding.
NIMS is the only organization in North America that develops and maintains metalworking standards written and validated by industry. Earning national accreditation indicates that NIMS standards are fully integrated into a training curriculum. The Level 1 Machining Skills accreditation, which City Colleges’ Humboldt Park Vocational Educational Center was awarded in 2011, lasts three years.
“This accreditation is more evidence that City Colleges offers cutting-edge—but affordable—industry-recognized occupational programs,” City Colleges Chancellor Cheryl Hyman said. “As the hub of our College to Careers manufacturing program, Daley College plays a central role in our efforts to close the region’s skills gap through industry partnerships so that more Chicagoans get the right skills, and good jobs.” Read full article here.