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Webinar: NIMS Accreditation Process, Machine Tool Technology Programs

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Advanced Manufacturing Sector, California Community Colleges is hosting three webinars (May 3rd, May 10th, and May 17th) to solicit interest from California Community Colleges to build a cohort of colleges who would like to get their Machine Tool Technology Programs accredited by National Institute of Metalworking Skills.

The accreditation process fees for the colleges will be paid by the ISPIC* Grant, Advanced Manufacturing Sector, California Community Colleges Chancellors office.

The webinars will be conducted by the NIMS business development and accreditation teams to provide details on the accreditation process, credentialing, and other programs offered by NIMS.


Selection Process for Acceptance to the first Cohort of Community Colleges:

  • First come first serve basis for the first seven (7) colleges who are committed to having their programs accredited by NIMS starting in FY 2019-20.
  • The accreditation and site visit fees will be paid using ISPIC grant funds by the Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing upon receiving a letter of commitment from the college
    • The fees will be paid using ISPIC grant funds by the Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing upon receiving a letter of commitment from the college and a letter of support from the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN). If a region does not have a DSN, then a letter of support can be provided by the Regional Consortia Chair.
  • There is a dollar-for-dollar requirement to participate in this project. The match can be in-kind to include faculty and administration time to go through the accreditation process at the college and attend professional development webinars.
  • Technical Assistance will be provided by NIMS staff and Advanced Manufacturing Sector Team

Reporting Requirements:

  • Provide a one-page quarterly report to the Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing describing the status of the accreditation process.

Deadline to Submit Letter of Commitment: June 28th, 2019

  • A letter of commitment from the college and a letter of support from the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Deputy Sector Navigator (DSN) must be submitted by the college no later than June 28th, 2019
  • If a region does not have a DSN, then a letter of support can be provided by the Regional Consortia Chair.

Why NIMS Accreditation?

* ISPIC: Industry Sector Projects in Common


Advanced Manufacturing Sector ISPIC Project (2019-20)

Alignment with the Vision for Sucess, CCCCO

Advanced Manufacturing Sector, CCCCO designed this ISPIC project to support the Vision for Sucess goals and the recommendations by the Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy.

  • Goal 1: Increase by at least 20% the number of CCC students annually who acquire associates degrees, credentials, certificates, or specific skill sets that prepare them for an in-demand job.
  • Goal 4: Increase the percent of existing CTE students who report being employed in their field of study, from the most recent statewide average 60% to an improved rate of 69%.

Alignment with the Advanced Manufacturing Sector, CCCCO Strategic Plan

Goal 4: Improve access to industry-recognized credentials and apprenticeships.

  • Objective 4.1: Assist Community Colleges to adopt industry-recognized credentials.


Thank you,


Gurminder Sangha

Sector Navigator - Advanced Manufacturing

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

E-Mail: GurminderS@cos.edu

T: (559) 688-3047

4999 E. Bardsley Ave, Tulare, CA 93274

doingwhatmatters.cccco.edu

Educate, Train, Connect, and Inspire the Manufacturing Workforce!

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