David Smarik, a Career and Employer Solutions Program outreach coordinator at Allegany College of Maryland, was invited by NIMS (the National Institute for Metalworking Skills) to serve as part of a national 10-member technical workgroup to review industrial maintenance and mechatronics projects for accreditation purposes.
ACM EMPLOYEE DAVID SMARIK JOINS NATIONAL ADVISORY WORKGROUP
CUMBERLAND, Md. (May 25, 2021) – Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) employee, David Smarik, has a new project on his horizon – being part of a national advisory council workgroup for industrial technology maintenance and mechatronics. Earlier this spring, Smarik was invited by NIMS (the National Institute for Metalworking Skills) to join a 10-member technical workgroup comprised of instructors from eight states across the country. Smarik, who resides in Keyser, West Virginia, is the only council member to represent the state of Maryland in the group.
Smarik and his fellow advisory workgroup members will be asked by NIMS to review different projects pertaining to industrial maintenance and mechatronics for accreditation purposes and attend regular workgroup meetings. David Morgan, a business development consultant at NIMS, recruited Smarik to join the workgroup. “Allegany College of Maryland has been a good partner with NIMS since 2014. With his expertise and commitment to NIMS, having David join the workgroup seemed like a perfect fit,” said Morgan.
Smarik currently serves as an outreach coordinator within the Career and Employer Solutions Program through the college’s Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development. The college’s program is accredited by NIMS to meet their rigorous national standards in the areas of administrative support, curriculum, equipment and tooling, industry engagement/advisory committee, integration of NIMS standards and certifications, instructional quality, and safety. ACM program participants may earn national, industry recognized NIMS credentials through an exam at the completion of their training classes. Smarik’s office is located within the Western Maryland Works MakerSpace facility at 37 Lane Avenue in LaVale where he works both as an instructor and hands-on program facilitator. More information about ACM’s programs is available online at allegany.edu/ce/career-employer-solutions.
NIMS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was formed in 1995 to develop and maintain a globally competitive American workforce. Our mission is to help organizations improve workforce performance by teaching them how to train and validate training with practical experiences that reflect what employees face on the job. The vision of NIMS is to empower organizations to build a thriving and globally competitive workforce by utilizing proven smart standards, performance measures, and timeless training principles that dynamically respond to our fast-paced, technology-driven economy. More about NIMS is available at www.nims-skills.org.