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NIMS Releases New Online Tool to Connect Competencies to Credentials to Careers

As the industry standard for training and skill validation in precision manufacturing, NIMS offers over 50 credentials that verify skills in a variety of job functions and processes. But, how do these credentials relate to the specific jobs and skills … Continue reading

National Network of Business and Industry Associations Releases New Guidebook for Employers

Washington, DC – November 18, 2015 – The National Network of Business and Industry Associations today released a guidebook for employers to understand and adopt work-and-learn programs, including modernized internships, apprenticeships and mentorships. Led by Business Roundtable and ACT Foundation, … Continue reading

Vincennes University and LIFT Launch New Right Skills Now Program

Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Vincennes University (VU) announced the Right Skills Now program for machinist training. In partnership with LIFT, VU will roll out a CNC Machinist program designed to prepare veterans to transition to civilian jobs as … Continue reading

Get Skills to Work Initiative Announced

The Manufacturing Institute joined GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Alcoa and other partners to launch a new coalition that aims to train military veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing. The Get Skills to Work coalition will focus on accelerating skills training … Continue reading

Right Skills Now Launched in Nevada

The Manufacturing Institute has announced the launch of a Right Skill Now initiative in Nevada. Lead by the Nevada Manufacturers Association, the initiative is also getting support from the state’s “Dream It. Do It.” program.  Seventeen employers have already signed … Continue reading

Dunwoody Announces January Program Details

Dunwoody College of Technology, one of the Minneapolis area pilot sites for the Right Skills Now initiative, has announced enrollment information for the January certificate program. You can find more details on the Dunwoody website (opens new tab or window).

SBA Administrator Karen Mills, Darlene Miller Op-Ed from Star Tribune

Minnesota’s ‘Right Skills Now’ program is key to matching workers with today high-tech jobs. U.S. manufacturing has created 275,000 jobs since January 2010 — but thousands of manufacturing jobs in this country still are going unfilled. About 80 percent of … Continue reading

Right Skills Now Launch News Coverage

Here’s a summary of the recent media coverage from the launch of Right Skills Now for Manufacturing. Jobs Council and Partner Organizations Launch “Right Skills Now” | Jobs Council Right Skills Now allows individuals to earn both national industry certifications … Continue reading

Right Skills Now for Manufacturing Launches in Minneapolis on October 27th

Accelerated education program will give participants college credit toward degrees, industry credentials, and direct links to employment in in-demand careers WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, October 27, The Manufacturing Institute will officially launch a new, fast-track education and training program, … Continue reading

President Obama Presents American Jobs Act (Enhanced Version)

On September 8, 2011 President Obama addressed a special joint session of congress to share the administration’s plans for job creation. Watch the enhanced version from the White House above. Joining Michelle Obama in the first lady’s box for this … Continue reading