CCCTC Precision Machine Students Earn NIMS Certifications

Precision Machine students from left to right: Levi Walk, Clearfield Area High School; Lancelot Soult, Clearfield Area High School; Dylan Gilmore, Philipsburg Area High School; and Caleb Smith, Philipsburg Area High School.

Students in the Precision Machine Technology program at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC) recently completed the NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills) Manufacturing Certification. NIMS sets industry skills standards, certifies individual skills against the standards, and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements.  Students in the Precision Machine program work on many tasks that have to be measured, sometimes within one-thousandths of an inch (that is one third of the diameter of a human hair).  In order to complete tasks, students need proper skills to be a successful machinist.  Completing these credentials help prepare them for their future in becoming a machinist. To learn more about the opportunities in the Precision Machine Technology program at CCCTC, visit us at