NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills)
Montez King is the Executive Director of NIMS, the nationally-recognized organization responsible for developing national standards and competency-based credentials in manufacturing trades. Mr. King is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the NIMS operation including administration, programs and strategic planning. In October 2017, Mr. King was appointed to the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, formed by the Secretary of Labor “to identify strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship progress are insufficient.” Before joining NIMS, Mr. King served as Training and Technology Manager for Magna International, one of the world's largest OEM automotive parts manufacturers. There, he oversaw training and technology development for the organization’s manufacturing training facility in the US. He directed overall planning, development and implementation of their curriculum and instructions. He also directed the training, coaching, mentoring and evaluating of all instructors. Previously, as a CNC Programming Manager at Kenley Corporation, Mr. King managed the development and implementation of all manufacturing processes, CNC programming, and fixture design for the aerospace and medical device industry.
Mr. King launched his career at Teledyne Energy Systems as a Machinist Apprentice, where he earned his Maryland State Journeyperson Machinist certificate. Compelled to give back to his hometown of Baltimore and his alma mater, Mr. King taught at the Community College of Baltimore County for nearly a decade. He designed and implemented instructions for advanced manufacturing courses: CNC Machining Applications, CNC Programming, Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing and taught two to three courses per semester. His academic background includes a B.S. degree in Information Technology and M.ED degree in Adult Education from the University of Phoenix as well as his 4-year apprenticeship in Machine Tool Technology at the Community College of Baltimore County.