Goodheart-Willcox And The National Institute For Metalworking Skills Announce Partnership

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New Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics textbook available October 2018

Goodheart-Willcox (G-W) is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) through the development of a new textbook, Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics. Scheduled for release in October 2018, this new resource is a collaborative effort that combines G-W’s expertise in Career and Technical Education with NIMS’ commitment to providing leading-edge standards and credentials for in-demand jobs. Responding to the growing need for multidisciplinary, hands-on skills in today’s advanced manufacturing industry, G-W and NIMS are working together to provide a comprehensive program of instructional resources that ensure complete coverage of the NIMS Standards for Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) and support the attainment of NIMS Level 1 credentials.

Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics will offer digital and print formats of the textbook and lab workbook, plus a full range of timesaving Online Instructor Resources: PowerPoint® presentations, test banks and test generator software, lesson plans, answer keys, and correlations to NIMS standards. "The correlation of Industrial Maintenance and Mechatronics to the NIMS ITM standards means that students will master the key concepts covered on the theory and performance assessments, preparing them for successful careers," said John Flanagan, President and CEO of Goodheart-Willcox.

NIMS has developed skills standards in multiple operational areas covering the breadth of metalworking operations including metalforming, machining, and industrial maintenance. The standards range from entry-level to master-level. All NIMS standards are industry-written and industry-validated, and serve as the benchmarks for performance in the advanced manufacturing and metalworking industry sectors. “This partnership is key to enabling a new generation of technicians to develop a hybrid skillset, certify those in-demand skills, and open the door to rewarding career pathways,” said Montez King, Executive Director of NIMS.

Goodheart-Willcox, established in 1921, publishes the highest quality content for Career and Technical Education. G-W titles are available in print and digital formats, and include a full portfolio of student and instructor resources that help students develop the skills they need to build successful careers. Visit to learn more.

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is the developer of quality competency-based skills standards and credentials for jobs in manufacturing and related industries. These efforts allow NIMS to empower organizations and individuals through workforce skills standards and credentials to build a thriving and globally competitive manufacturing industry. Visit to learn more.

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