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Manufacturing and Machine Technology Program Receives Accreditation

Release Date: 6/1/2011 1:57:14 PM

The Manufacturing and Machine Technology Program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center has been officially accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).
The Manufacturing and Machine Technology Program at the Career and Technology Center provides instruction for its students in the setup and operation of industrial-type metalworking machinery. It is the first secondary program in the state of Maryland to complete the NIMS accreditation process and receive the formal accreditation.
Beginning in March 2009, the accreditation process consisted of an on-site audit and evaluation of the program. The Evaluation Team inspected many aspects of the program including administrative support, curriculum, student progress, instructor qualifications, and safety of the program, all of which met the accreditation standards. Afterwards, the Evaluation Team voted unanimously for the accreditation of the program, certifying that it aligns very well with industry needs and effectively prepares students for careers in the metalworking industry.
NIMS, formed in 1995, aims to strengthen American manufacturing by building a globally competitive metalworking industry. NIMS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and works to set skills standards for the industry, certify individual skills against the standards, and accredit training programs that meet the NIMS quality requirements.
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