Training your workforce is one of the most critical responsibilities of a company. Without appropriately skilled employees, your company will struggle to meet operational goals. The right training and development opportunities also help you promote from within and retain your talented employees.
For machining roles in particular, apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training with related instruction to develop highly skilled employees. Once established, programs reduce turnover rates, increase productivity, lower the cost of recruitment, and increase safety in the workplace.
NTMA has developed NTMA-U to provide fully online, high-quality content to remove the barriers that traditional educational institutions often have (price, location, class schedules, etc.).
Currently, NTMA-U offers content that fulfills the related instruction component of apprenticeship programs for roles within precision machining. These modules were developed for precision machining and related occupations by industry experts. The modules cover NIMS content for CNC precision machining, but also go beyond the basics.
NTMA is committed to ongoing evaluations of training needs and of our existing content. We do the work of curating the most relevant, timely and appropriate content so your company can focus on what matters for your success.
Modules are available individually, in groups of three, or in totality (through the purchase of a portal). This offers our members the flexibility to customize their training plans for each of their employees.
Courses cover key content areas such as Shop Safety, Shop Mathematics, GD&T, Blueprint Reading, Precision Machining Technologies, CNC Machining, Manufacturing Processes, Statistical Process Control, Quality and Inspection, Dies and Fixtures, and more.
Key features include:
- Available anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection
- Rich, narrated modules with practice problems and assessments
- Content relates to NIMS specifications, textbooks available
- Certificates available for download after each module
- College credit-earning potential, with a partnership with University of Akron’s Mechanical Engineering Technology degree
- Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training Approved