December 11

MSSC Holiday Hours

The MSSC offices will be moving to a new location. We will be closed December 22 – January 1 for the move and the holiday season. Phones and email services will be down during this period. Orders received after COB on December 18, 2014 will be processed after the office reopens on January 2, 2015….[ Read More → ]

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Last month Executive Director, Neil Reddy, of MSSC attended an International CTE Conference in Switzerland.  His write-up below provides an international aspect on career pathways for secondary students: The manufacturing apprenticeship program located at the Mechatronics School of Winterthur (MSW) and Apprenticeship Secondary Students at Burkhardt Compression, Inc. in Switzerland is four years long.  Students…[ Read More → ]

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  Due to popular demand…now ALL MSSC Authorized Assessment Centers including High School MSSC Authorized Assessment Centers are able eligible to participate in the 2014 MSSC Video Contest! This year’s topic is “Why Choose a Career in Manufacturing or Logistics?”  What better way to engage industry in your community by participating in the MSSC Video…[ Read More → ]

Many of us have all been there at some point, applying to hundreds of jobs, posting and reposting your resume, following up with employers, and the end result at times is not in your favor.  Have you stopped to think about whether or not you are applying for the right jobs based on your skill…[ Read More → ]

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“Career Pathway”, “Work Ready”, “Closing the skills gap”. Any of these terms ring a bell?  In the recent months there has been exciting news in workforce development such as the signing of the WIOA by President Obama, which relates directly to preparing students and individuals with the proper skill sets to enter the workforce.  Training…[ Read More → ]

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Are you a new MSSC Assessment Center and want to spark the interest of students to enroll in MSSC courses?  Below is a checklist to make sure that you are making the most of the resources that you may already have on campus to promote the value of the MSSC courses & credential to students…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC is at the forefront of the military’s credentialing initiative. Our CEO, Leo Reddy, was recently a guest writer for Military Times. An excerpt of his article, “Industry credentials are solid first step in transition” is below. “Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs,…[ Read More → ]

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Today the President signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which amends and reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). This historic bipartisan, bicameral bill provides an increased number of opportunities to prepare people for available jobs and skilled careers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes significant changes to…[ Read More → ]


I recently attended The John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy, Regional Manufacturing Hubs: A Path to Innovation hosted by The Brookings Institute.  It was a half day conference that focused on the impact of regional manufacturing hubs and other policy initiatives directed at growing the industrial economic base in the United States. Many topics…[ Read More → ]

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Service members planning to transition back to civilian life can now benefit from a creative program kicked off by President Obama in 2012 and now embedded in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.  Under this initiative, all the services are now required to provide active duty service members with an opportunity to secure a…[ Read More → ]