Engineering & Machining students at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career
Campus (A-Tech) are earning certifications that are recognized worldwide. All
17 high school students in the program recently earned NIMS certification in
Measurement, Materials and Safety.
to the NIMS website, “By earning NIMS credentials, these individuals secure a
competitive edge when applying for jobs because they have demonstrated that
their skills meet the industry established standards. And NIMS credentials
Measurement, Materials and Safety certification shows students have fundamental
knowledge in steel classifications, applied mathematics, Geometric dimensioning
and tolerancing, machine maintenance, print reading, measurements, and more.
Ron Maurer points out that six first-year students and 11 second-year students
passed the test. The certification gives students a competitive advantage as
they enter the workforce and also ensures high school graduation. The NIMS
certification is recognized by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).
According to ODE, “students learn more deeply by practicing and applying their
knowledge through work and employment experiences – learning through work.”
formed in 1995 to provide world-class, industry-developed and validated,
competency-based skill standards, credentials, and training frameworks that
enable collaboration between educators, manufacturers, policy makers, and
community-based organizations in a joint effort to increase the skills of the
Adult Workforce Development
students at A-Tech may also soon have the same opportunity to earn the NIMS
certification, according to Workforce Development Director, Ken Porter. Some
apprenticeship councils are now formatting their curriculum around the NIMS
You can see how A-Tech students
program and create components at https://tinyurl.com/atech-machine
information about the Precision Engineering & Machining opportunities at
A-Tech, call 440-576-6015 or visit www.atech.edu.
Pictured: Precision Machining senior Tyler Johnson shows the
before and after of a part he made for the school’s Robobot for the upcoming
competition. He programmed the machine to cut out the part to very specific