Career Resources

Processes and Markets

From the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to bed, the metalforming industry impacts your every move! From your bed frame to your shower head - from the pop - up toaster to your door lock - from your car, the bus, or the train - from a computer monitor to a bulldozer - to inline skates or an amusement park ride or a rocket pushing off into space - metalforming plays a role! In a typical four bedroom home alone, there are over 150,000 items that are manufactured by the metalforming industry. This nearly invisible but highly influential industry keeps your life comfortable, safe and secure. Download the "Processes and Markets" document

Careers and Opportunities

Are you looking for more than just a job? How about a career in a fast - paced, technologically advanced, forward - looking environment? Then look into the metalforming industry! It's a world of opportunities for developing high - paid skills. Thousands of secure, well - paid career positions in the industry are going unfilled as students and re - careering adults jobs that appear more glamorous but often pay less. Download the "Careers and Opportunities" document


Partnership Roles in Workforce Preparedness. The following table shows how education and industry can cooperate to greatly improve the product of our schools. The activities are grouped by class year and divided between those appropriate for education and those for industry. These guidelines provide a good overview of possible projects and thus will aid the planning process. The first table covers kindergarten through high school. The second table covers community college. Download the "Schools" document


The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed in 1995 by the leading metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. NIMS develops skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. Download the "NIMS" document