Kearny High School
National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification

John Riego de Dios, head of the CTA Machine Shop Program at Kearny High School
John Riego de Dios, Head of the Kearny High School Machining Program in the Kearny CTA Machine Shop.

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School: Kearny High School, Kearny Construction Tech

Location: 7651 Willington St, San Diego, CA 92111

Phone:  (858) 496-8370

Program Contact:
John Riego de Dios, (858) 496-8370, Email:


Degrees Offered: High Diploma, College Prep, NIMS Credentialed.

Certificates Offered: NIMS Certification.
Program Synopsis:
Kearny High School's machining program has been in place in 1991 and has had approximatedly 1500 students pass through its program. Kearny is a magnet school and students from other parts of the city may apply to the program as a magnet or choice student. The program offers seven (7) NIMS credentials and provides a 1 or 3 year programs in safety and shop management, turning, milling, and grinding. The program fulfills part of the high school requirements for a diploma. There is a $40 fee for registering and $25 for taking the test. The test is a pass/fall test proctored by a third party and actual products produced by the students are graded by the MetTect committee made up of members and protential employers from NTMA. Kearny High School actively seeks Industry Scholarships and many students move on to the Solar Turbines apprenticeship program.

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