2009, News

Machine & Tool Technology program earns re-accreditation

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School is proud to announce the Machine and Tool Technology Program has earned the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Re-Accreditation this past month. This is the program’s second accreditation award, as it was first accredited in 2005.

NIMS Team Leader Michael Tamasi of AccuRounds (Avon, MA), led the one-day On-Site Evaluation, following the program’s submission of a passing Self-Study Kit for Re-Accreditation. In his final report, Tamasi had this to say:

“I was extremely impressed with OCRVTHS’s Machine and Tool Program. The solid commitment from school management to each program and to industry is exactly what NIMS strives to see at the high school level. The instructors were very impressive, the students were very engaged, and the advisory committee members/employers were excited when talking about the program”.

Thanks to Michael Tamasi for taking on the evaluation, as well as thanks to all the school faculty and staff members who made the award attainable and who continue to make this a strong secondary program! A special thanks to instructor Daniel E. Ducharme.

The National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS) is the nation’s only ANSI accredited developer of precision manufacturing skill standards ad competency assessments.

NIMS certifies individual skills against standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements. NIMS stakeholders represent over 6,000 American companies.