NIMS Credentials

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifies an individual’s skills as measured against the NIMS Standards. Earning NIMS credentials requires a performance test and a theory test. The performance requirements and theory tests are drawn directly from the NIMS Standards, and are written and piloted by industry. NIMS currently offers 52 metalworking credentials. To…

Details

MANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT STARR MANUFACTURING, INC.

For over 50 years, Starr Manufacturing (SMI) in Vienna, Ohio, has been a supplier and partner to diverse industries including power generation, mining, structural steel machine bases, material handling, waste management, and environmental / water pollution equipment; machine manufacturers’ (OEM) equipment, and recently the oil and gas industry. SMI is well equipped and fabricates, machines,…

Details

Youngstown MSA Tops Export Growth

According to a new report published by the Brookings Institute, in conjunction with JPMorgan Chase, the Youngstown MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) ranked #1 in export growth from 2009-2012. The report titled, “Export Nation 2013: U.S. Growth Post-Recession”, provides detailed export growth findings for the largest 100 metro areas in the United States. The Youngstown MSA…

Details

Training Provider of the Month: Mercer County Career Center (MCCC)

The mission of the Mercer County Career Center is to equip students with marketable skills through effective Career and Technical Education. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Career Center’s, formerly Mercer County Area Vocational-Technical School, inaugural class and they have been consistently updating and introducing new programs that show their commitment to preparing…

Details