Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

Certifying the Industrial Athlete of the Future

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led organization that works to provide non-profits, businesses, government agencies and educational groups with the resources necessary to guarantee workers gain the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s manufacturing production and supply chain logistics companies.

MSSC collaborates with non-profit, educational, businesses and government agencies to ensure that front-line workers in industry have acquired and developed the skills necessary to be a vibrant and productive workforce.

Mission: We offer both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. Further, our programs show industry leaders that their workers are flexible, easily trainable, and highly motivated.

Condensed Agenda - SkillsUSA

We're so excited to be at SkillsUSA all next week with Amatrol Inc. CPT+ Skill Boss! See below for the agenda, and we hope to see you there! This is a tentative, condensed agenda and is subject to change. Please check back prior to conference to check for any changes. The full program for 2019, can be downloaded here. Saturday, June 22 7 a.m. SkillsUSA Championships Move-in 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Leverage, Activate and Engage regist...

MSSC has come a long way since 2001! And we're excited for what is to come in the future!

Making waves

What an amazing success story! Great to see NJMEP use its program to build apprenticeships & offer MSSC Courses to help build experience for those interested in a career in manufacturing!!

MSSC's #certifications cover the Foundational Manufacturing Skills necessary to start a career in manufacturing and production, addressing the #skillsgap and preparing students for #Industry40

We're one week out from SkillsUSA National Leadership + Skills Conference! Check out the schedule for the week's events, hope to see you there!

A conversation made concrete - The Tidewater News

Paul D. Camp Community College, one of our Authorized MSSC Centers, opened a Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility, offering our CLA and CLT Programs, as well as other courses! Excited to see the success that follows!   PDCCC warehouse, distribution training facility opens FRANKLIN Over two years ago, Paul D. Camp Community College President Dr. Dan Lufkin and The Tidewater News Publisher Tony Clark had a conversation that became more than just talk. Their words — their ideas — were put into action and made ...

Gateway conference: The future is now with artificial intelligence

Happy Friday! We still can't get over how great our trip to Racine was, and the amazing speech our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jay Lee, Vice Chairman for Foxconn, gave! The future is now, and artificial intelligence is the driving ingredient in the move into the next phase of manufacturing and job creation.

National group selects Gateway for summit on advanced manufacturing

Another awesome article summarizing our 2-day event in Racine, WI with Gateway Technical College discussing the future of advanced manufacturing! What was your favorite part? RACINE — Gateway Technical College’s leadership in the area of advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 curriculum and training has led to it being selected as co-host for the national Manufacturing

National Group Selects Gateway to Hold Event, Talk Advanced Manufacturing | Local News I Racine County Eye - Racine, Wisconsin

A great article highlighting how Gateway Technical College and Foxconn are helping address the skills gap in Wisconsin. Dr. Jay Lee, Vice Chairman for Foxconn Technology Group said, "The future of industrial artificial intelligence will share the workplace and redefine the knowledge and skills required in the global competition or jobs." Gateway Technical College's leadership in the area of advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 curriculum and training has helped it to co-host the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and Leadership Summit, June 4 to June 5 at its Racine Campus. The event is designed around the catalyst of...

High school grads facing positive employment outlook

"Our region's economy would not be on the growth trajectory it is on had it not been for so many highly skilled workers emerging from our high schools." Albany High School (New York) graduates are a great example of preparing students with technical training to be ready for a career post-high school graduation! As Capital Region high school students prepare to don their graduation gowns and receive a diploma, the local labor market has looked especially rosy for high schools grads in recent years, according to employment statistics released by the Center for Economic Growth.

Gateway, Foxconn stress future with artificial intelligence

One of the many highlights from this week was was Wednesday's Keynote Address by Vice Chairman of Foxconn, Dr. Jay Lee. He discussed their plan for addressing the skills gap in Wisconsin and what's next for Manufacturing 4.0! RACINE — The future is now, and artificial intelligence is the driving ingredient in the move into the next phase of manufacturing and job creation.

National group selects Gateway to hold event, talk advanced manufacturing | Gateway Technical College

We had a great time yesterday at Gateway Technical College learning a lot about the future of advanced manufacturing and hearing from industry experts! Event runs from June 4 to June 5 Gateway Technical College’s leadership in the area of advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 curriculum and training has helped it to co-host the national Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and Leadership Summit, June 4 to June 5 at its Racine Campus. The event...

JCPS senior graduates after coming to US at 14 speaking no English, Spanish

Awesome to see our Certified Production Technician #CPT making an impact on those graduating! Congrats to all the graduates! Jefferson County Public Schools Many have overcome all sorts of obstacles to make it to this milestone.

On the job learning

“This is classroom training that compliments on-the-job training, ... This is part of the whole apprenticeship learning model. Part of this training is we incorporate credentials into what they are learning.”

Great article highlighting NJMEP and their apprenticeship program that incorporates MSSC courses! Mike Seitel, project engineer at Randolph-based Norwalt Design, knows the value of apprenticeships. ...

'Signing Day' recognizes high school seniors starting jobs, not college

Great article on a high school in Virginia that honored graduating seniors who are starting CTE careers after graduation. What a great way to celebrate students that move directly into employment after high school! Virginia school system celebrates the students who are heading for careers instead of going to college.

Our #credentials have a national impact on a wide range of populations. Are you ready to join the 150,000+ already certified?

Just a reminder that the MSSC office will be closed this Monday for Memorial Day! We hope everyone has a happy and safe weekend!

Our CPT+ Skill Boss by Amatrol Inc. is a computer-controlled machine that offers hands-on training as an enhancement to our Certified Production Technician #CPT. Click here to see the added benefits a Skill Boss can provide!

Happy Friday! With our Certified Forklift Technician's reveal coming soon, we wanted to share our news from May's CU on #CFT 's hands on portion:

Ever wondered what the major topics are between our two Nationally Accredited #Certifications, the Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician?

May 2019 News from MSSC

In May's Community Update, we featured a great MSSC Staff Spotlight on Sandhills Community College Ronnie Patton! Click here for the full story. Share your center's success stories with us for the opportunity to get featured in an upcoming newsletter!

May 2019 News from MSSC

In the Community News Section of May's Community Update, we featured a great story about Governor Mike Parson visiting Ozarks Technical Community College and their success with our #CPT ! Click here for the full story!

CVCC Joins Forces with Vectorply - WLTZ

Great article on how Chattahoochee Valley Community College is now offering our Certified Production Technician Certification! Share This Story:TwitterFacebookLinkedinMore Categories: Alabama News, Lifestyle/ Entertainment, Trending Topics Tags: Chattahoochee Valley Community College, CVCC, Nicole Jones, vectorply Share This Story:TwitterFacebookLinkedinMore

HEA Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program

Check out one of our stories from May's newsletter discussing the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) apprenticeship! To read the full version, click here:

The Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program for high school students and incumbent workers in Elkhart County, Indiana was the result of th...

May's Community Update is out! Click here to get our latest news and don't forget to subscribe to be filled in every month!

UPDATE: Governor Bill Lee and CVS Health introduce Smyrna New Program for Those with Disabilities

Great article referencing Tennessee's Governor, Bill Lee, and how a major company like CVS Health is offering the CPT through the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) for those with disabilities! The collaboration with CVS Health continues a greater focus that TDHS has had to more closely connect TRC Smyrna with employers in Middle Tennessee and across the state. Every student at the TRC now takes part in workplace learning that's connected with an employer.

#DidYouKnow that there are 6.2m front-line manufacturing production jobs and 5.8m material handling-distribution jobs nationally? See how an MSSC Credential can help you start your career path in this field!

Don't forget to subscribe to our Newsletter! May's edition is out next week! Click here to sign up:

84% of executives surveyed agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing: MSSC is strategically positioned to help industry resolve this shortage.

Sad to be leaving Phoenix and MHEDA! If you missed our booth, take a look at a snapshot of our Certified Forklift Technician to come!

Report: Career Planning as Early as Middle School Is Key to Workforce Equity -- Campus Technology

Great article that quotes our Chairman, Leo Reddy, and sheds some light on the need for "quality career development." Should career readiness be the first priority of American education, beginning in middle school? And could a focus on that lead to greater equity in the workforce? Those are a couple of the beliefs at the heart of a new whitepaper produced by a coalition of representatives from government, industry,...

Upperman students 'leading the way'

Great feature on Upperman High School that offers the CLA and CLT, as well as dual enrollment with MSSC Authorized Center, TCAT-Livingston!,34681 Seventeen Upperman High School students are among the first in the state to earn industry certifications through the school's Transportation, Distribution, Warehouse and Logistics program.'That's …

#ICYMI Our National Headquarters is extending business hours in hopes to accommodate our centers on Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones!

2019 MHEDA Annual Convention for Material Handling | MHEDA

Happy Friday! We're gearing up for the MHEDA Convention for Material Handling Industry next week in Phoenix! Will we see you there?

Rhodes State College offering free basic manufacturing pathway class - The Lima News

Great to see West Central Ohio's Consortium do great things, especially with the incorporation of the skill boss! LIMA — The West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium will offer free basic manufacturing pathway class from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

It only takes 4 easy steps to become an MSSC Center! Contact our office at 703.739.9000 for more information on how to get started.

Western Governors University: Delivering Better Outcomes by Aligning Education With Workforce Needs

Great discussion yesterday with Gallup on innovations in higher education! A lot of great speakers that touched upon creating a "workforce-relevant curriculum." Click here for more information on the event: Join us at this event to explore Gallup's latest research with Western Governors University on innovation in higher education.

#DidYouKnow MSSC has centers in 49 states, DC, and 3 international locations! Click here to see an interactive map on where an #MSSC Authorized Center is closest to you!

Subscribe to our Community Update for Community News, Industry Policy & Trends, and MSSC company updates. The May edition is coming soon! Click the link to be added:

Space Coast Program Aims to Help Grads Begin Manufacturing Careers

Check out this awesome video about how the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast is offering our Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification to prepare the future workforce for careers in manufacturing!

"Space Coast Program Aims to Help Grads Begin Manufacturing Careers"

The EDC of Florida's Space Coast was featured on Spectrum News 13 for the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program in April, 2019. Read the full article...

Training program equipping Virginia High seniors for workplace

Amazing example of industry partnering with local schools to create a pipeline to employment and incorporating our Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification program! Great work Bristol Virginia Public Schools!

Training program equipping Virginia High seniors for workplace

"The program began with a 2017 discussion between Mike Stollings, the company’s vice president of human relations, and school Superintendent Keith Perrigan.

“When we sat down with Mike and his team, he let us know they were looking for people who had the CPT credential. We found out we could offer that, but we had to change our curriculum,” Perrigan said. “We changed our curriculum, changed the credentialing test, and now we have this partnership that allows our students to take the class, and, if they pass the credentialing test, Electro-Mechanical has guaranteed them a job right out of high school.” BRISTOL, Va. — Virginia High School senior Ethan Fuller enrolled in a manufacturing class because of the instructor, but he and four classmates toured their potential future employer Wednesday.

[04/19/19]   The MSSC Office will be closing at 12 pm EST on Friday April 19, 2019

Parson promotes manufacturing credential at OTC

Such amazing news to wrap up our week here at MSSC HQ with this announcement from MSSC Center, Ozarks Technical Community College!

"Parson announced a certified production technician credential would be offered at colleges, such as OTC, that have a standardized Manufacturing Skill Standards Council credential, according to a news release from the governor’s office.",63453 Some 500 training opportunities are available, the governor says.

Very exciting news from MSSC Center, Houston Community College District!

"HCC and U.S. Department of Labor join forces for manufacturing apprenticeships"

Last month, Houston Community College (HCC) held a signing ceremony with the United States Department of Labor -Office of Apprenticeship. This influential event made HCC's Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence a registered apprenticeship center.

By working directly with employers, the center creates a qualified workforce with HCC students. "With a state-of-the-art campus, highly qualified faculty and accreditation from industry-recognized bodies, such as the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Houston Community College is the perfect partner to serve local employers to create a talent pipeline and up skill incumbent workers," says Interim Dean Ritu Raju.

For more information, click this link!

How to land an Amazon Fulfillment Center job

Check out the news report on WBRC Channel 6 on Jefferson State Community College offering MSSC Certification Programs to prepare the local workforce for the new Amazon Fulfillment Center!

"We understand the demand is here in our area, but what we're lacking is the qualified trained candidates," said Dr. Tamara Payne, Director of Career and Learning Services at Jefferson State Community College. "[The delay] gives them time to prepare themselves for the jobs when the jobs are open," Payne said.

For the television news report, click the link! Amazon delaying the opening of their fulfillment center in Bessemer may not be all bad news, here's how to use this extra time to make yourself an even better candidate for 1 of those 1,500 new jobs.

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