SkillsUSA/NIMS Launches Resource Page For Educators & Competitors

Posted at: Feb 4



The SkillsUSA/NIMS Resources page has been created to provide Instructors and Competitors with the most current information and resources for CNC Mill, CNC Lathe and CNC Technician state and national competitions sponsored by NIMS.
Haas Automation and Sandvik Coromant are the primary hardware and tooling sponsors for the three CNC Contests.  Haas supplies 48 Haas CNC Simulators and a Haas VF 2 Mill and Haas ST 10 Lathe. Sandvik supplies all cutting tools used in the actual part machining of successful programs. 
Here are live links to useful Resources to better understand and prepare for the CNC Contests:
CNC Turning Contest Specifications
CNC Milling Contest Specifications
CNC Technician (Turning & Milling) Contest Specifications
Sandvik - Metal Cutting Technology E-Learning Program Virtual CNC for SkillsUSA Instructors
Helpful additional content will be added to this page on a regular basis. 
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About SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.
Link to SkillsUSA
About NIMS
The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) was formed in 1995 by the metalworking trade associations to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. NIMS sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. 
NIMS operates under rigorous and highly disciplined processes as the only developer of American National Standards for the nation’s metalworking industry accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Link to NIMS
About Haas Automation, Inc.
Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the western world, manufacturing a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products. The company also builds a variety of specialty machines, including 5-axis machining centers, mold making machining centers, toolroom machines, and gantry routers. Link to Haas 
About Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant is the world’s leading supplier of tools, tooling solutions, and know-how to the metalworking industry. With extensive investments in research and development, we create unique innovations and set new productivity standards together with our customers. These include the world's major automotive, aerospace, and energy industries. Link to Sandvik Coromant
About is offering free online and virtual CNC training resources to all SkillsUSA instructors who are preparing their students for SkillsUSA competition! is a leading provider of online virtual training environments for CNC machining and manufacturing education.   Used by thousands of students, machinists, and over 400 schools, the 
LearnCNC™ Virtual Training Environment for Haas Machine Tools enables learners to develop greater confidence and proficiency prior to performing actual procedures and operating equipment. LearnCNC™  combines the power of "flight-simulator" technology with interactive curriculum to provide virtual 3D machines, interactive CNC panels, and comprehensive learning content that is aligned to NIMS standards.
To access LearnCNC™ for Haas, Instructors should click on the link below and complete the registration form.
Courtesy: Haas Technical Education Center