Washington, DC — At a September 7th ceremony at the Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary for Employment Training Jane Oates presented the NIMS Milling Level II credential to Darryl Robinson, a registered apprentice from the Magna Baltimore Technical Training Center. This marks the 25,000th credential issued by NIMS since being founded in 1995. Also present at the ceremony were NIMS Excutive and Deputy Directors Stephen C. Mandes and James Wall, Administrator for the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Adminstration’s Office of Apprenticeship John Ladd, Magna Training Program Director Sharon Snow, Baltimore Technical Training Center Manager Paul Myles, and Techincal Training Instructor Montez King.
In 2005 Magna International established the Baltimore Technical Training Center, which now boasts a NIMS Competency-Based Registered Apprenticeship Program. Technical instruction is delivered by Magna, while related instruction is provided through a partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County.