Local Services
The San Fernando Valley NTMA

Collaborative Training:

The chapter identifies members that have similar training needs and assists in putting programs together that allow the firms to access California Employment Training Program funds to underwrite training costs. Past programs include Lean Manufacturing and ISO 900

San Fernando Valley NTMA Training Center:
  • Basic Machinist Training
  • CNC Machining
  • Mastercam Programming
  • Electro Discharge Machining (EDM)

NIMS Certification:

Utilizing Community College programs, members can send employees to select campuses to have employees evaluated and upgraded to a variety of skill certifications that can dramatically improve productivity. NIMS credentialing areas include: Machining Level I, Machining Level II, Screw Machining II, Machine Building II, Machine Maintenance II, Metalforming Level I, Mold Making Level II, Stamping Level II

Each program level includes a variety of certificates that allow for customization. For example: Machining Level I -

1. Measurement, Materials, & Safety Skills

2. Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout Skills

3. Milling Skills

4. Drill Press Skills

5. Surface Grinding Skills

6. Turning Between Center Skills

7. Turning-Chucking Skills


"The San Fernando Valley Training Center is the newest "state of the art" training facility in California. My company was one of the first to get employees enrolled in the MasterCam classes and we are already getting a payback. What a great resource in our backyard."

Geno DeVandry
DeKing Screw Products, Inc...