CCCTC Precision Machine Students Earn NIMS Credentials

In photo from left to right is Hannah Columbus, Clearfield Area High School; Trevor Kozak, Philipsburg Osceola High School; Trevor Hoffman, Clearfield Area High School; Stephen McBride, Curwensville Area High School; and Wyatt Brooks, West Branch 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. Students in the photo have all earned their Measurement, Materials, & Safety NIMS Manufacturing Certification. To learn more about the opportunities in the Precision Machine Technology program at CCCTC, visit us at