Given their increasing use of industry certifications to upskill the American workforce, both federal and state agencies are requiring more rigorous accountability data to justify their support for individual certifications.  The government sources cited below reinforce MSSC’s leadership in three key accountability metrics:  wage impact, job placement and quality assurance. These sources further strengthen the…[ Read More → ]

On June 22 at the National Skills USA Competition in Louisville, MSSC CEO Leo Reddy and Amatrol President Paul Perkins announced and demonstrated a new hands-on Certified Production Technician Plus (CPT+) Skill Boss program.  This “MSSC Community Alert” provides more detail on the structure and implementation of this program. Description: The centerpiece of this new…[ Read More → ]

On July 18, MSSC Board of Directors nominated and accepted two new board members. Mr. Samuel E. Bottum, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Snap-on Incorporated. Mr. Bottum advances marketing, brand management, innovation, and customer connection efforts across the company. He joined Snap-on Incorporated in 2011 as the General Manager of Innovation Works, collaborating across business units and customer…[ Read More → ]

MSSC and Conexus Indiana recently completed an intensive training program for 85 Indiana teachers to help more high schoolers succeed in securing MSSC CPT credentials. Conexus Indiana delivers MSSC Safety and Quality content through Hire Tech, a 2-year turn-key high school curriculum that offers students Ivy Tech Community College dual credits toward a degree following…[ Read More → ]

On June 22 at the 53rd Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference hosted by SkillsUSA, MSSC and Amatrol launched the MSSC CPT + Skill Boss training machine for Certified Production Technicians (CPT) , a revolutionary assessment and training device engineered by Amatrol.  Lightweight and portable,  “Skill Boss” will enable any high school, community college, and manufacturer to offer…[ Read More → ]

Last month, the CTE Excellence and Equity Act, was introduced in a bipartisan effort to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act (H.R. 5587). The bill would “provide federal funding for partnerships between school districts, employers, and institutions of higher education that integrate high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs into high schools” according to a press release from…[ Read More → ]

According to Business Alabama, “the Alabama Community College System hired Jeff Lynn in October as executive director for Workforce and Economic Development. Before that he was the head of the state of Louisiana’s LED FastStart workforce training program, for which he worked since 2008. His first months in his new job were spent visiting campuses around…[ Read More → ]

On May 15th, the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center (KMCC) celebrated its 4th anniversary and 1000 job placements with a reception including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.  Over the past four years, KMCC – the Louisville Workforce Investment Board’s first industry-focused career center – engaged over 100 employers in the process of guiding industry-specific career services and training so that job seekers…[ Read More → ]

Congratulations to Ashley Liebig from John Wood Community College for being selected as MSSC’s May 2017 Student of the Month! Ashley earned her full CPT certificate from John Wood Community College during the summer of 2014. She was nominated by Kristen Johnson, Coordinator, Student Navigator of Career Services. Here is Kristen’s nomination letter to us about…[ Read More → ]

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at strengthening Buy American and Hire American regulations during a visit last month to the Kenosha headquarters of  Snap-On Inc. The order addresses how products are used in federally funded projects and policies related to immigration, visa and guest worker programs, according to a background briefing provided…[ Read More → ]