Diving into the getting started process with MSSC at your center can be both exciting and even a bit overwhelming at times.  In reality, it is understandable that staff is located in different departments, there may be scheduling conflicts, and other issues, etc.  To help guide you, below are suggested MSSC processes to share with…[ Read More → ]

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Do you reside in Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, or Iowa?  Are you a Full CPT certificate recipient?  Are you looking for a new job opportunity or advancing your career?  If you said YES to these three questions keep reading! MSSC is excited to announce a cooperative relationship with the North American Die Casting Association…[ Read More → ]

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go” –Dr. Seuss This simple quote from the beloved Dr. Seuss speaks volumes even when referring to professional development.  Learning does not stop after you leave the classroom or achieve your  MSSC certification, it…[ Read More → ]

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Hip Hip Hooray!  Your students have successfully passed the MSSC assessment and they are on their way to receive the MSSC credential!  This is a great addition to a student’s resume and also their own personal development.  Many students may go on to pursue further education or may already have a job lined up, but…[ Read More → ]

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To the Baby Boomer Generation the perception and reality of a manufacturing facility appears to be very different than its current state. In recent years, there has been a mass explosion in all media realms from the classroom to the White House, of companies and institutions dispelling this perception of manufacturing facilities being a “dark…[ Read More → ]

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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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