Cleveland High School Earns Metalworking Skills Accreditation

February 1, 2009

On December 16, 2008, Max Hayes High School, Cleveland, OH, was recognized by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as the first urban high school in the country to achieve NIMS educational training program accreditation. NIMS accreditation aims to improve the quality of training programs in order to build and maintain a globally competitive workforce, while providing workforce-development opportunities for potential and current employees. Accreditation involves a three-step process: registration of the program with NIMS, completion of a self-study analysis and an onsite audit. There also are credentialing requirements.

PMAEF executive director Dave Sansone, also a NIMS board and executive committee member, presented Max Hayes High School representatives with a plaque recognizing the school’s CNC machining program. PMAEF supported the school’s efforts with a small grant, along with many local companies who invested funds, time and equipment to assist its efforts.

For more information about NIMS or PMAEF, contact Dave Sansone at 216/901-8800 or

Industry-Related Terms: CNC
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms


See also: Precision Metalforming Association

Technologies: Bending


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