Earn your NIMS Certificate for free

Next program starts November 2021
Now is the time to start a rewarding career in advanced manufacturing. Earn a National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certificate in CNC milling free of charge. 

Attend an online information session

Sign up for a free Info Session to find out how you can get started to train for a new career. Information sessions are held through Zoom. A link to participate will be sent after you sign up.

Next NIMS Information Sessions:

Thursday, October 7 | 9:00am
Thursday, October 14 | 9:00am
Thursday, October 21 | 9:00am
Thursday, October 28 | 9:00am

Which training option works best for you?

NSCC will help you train for a career in Advanced Manufacturing. Preparation courses, tuition, fees, and material costs are paid by a GE Foundation grant, so there is no charge to you. You must be at least 18 years old and able to work in the US.

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The HiSET FOR MACHINISTS program is for you!

NSCC's HiSET for Machinists program is designed specifically for students who do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. In this online class, we will prepare you to take each of the HiSET exams while learning about the field of manufacturing. In addition to the live instruction, you will also have access to the self-paced HiSET preparation program, Aztec. Once ou pass your HiSET, you will be ready to move into our hands-on machinist training at Essex Tech. SIGN UP for our next Information Session!

FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS PROGRAM is for you!
NSCC's Foundational Skills program will cover the basics required to enter the manufacturing field.
PROGRAM STARTS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15.

If English is not your primary language, ESL FOR MACHINISTS Program is for you!

NSCC's ESL for Machinists program is designed specifically for students who need to develop better language skills to communicate. In this online class, a trained ESL instructor will help you improve your English skills while learning about the field of manufacturing. Once you successfully complete the course, you will be ready to move into our hands-on machinist training at Essex Tech. SIGN UP for our next Information Session!

Request more information

Contact contact Susan Ryan, sryan@northshore.edu if you would like more information about this training opportunity.


Hear what our students say!

Feamle graduate of machinist training
Hear what Kristine says about her new job at Procter & Gamble!
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Hear what Jerry says about changing careers from healthcare to work in manufacturing. 

Funding and Accreditation

 NSCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Expansion Program is funded by a grant from the GE Foundation, in partnership with Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School and MassHire North Shore Career Center.

North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education.