The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council released today its first edition of the MSSC M&L Certification Index. A data-based indicator of MSSC industry certification intensity by states and within states, it is designed as a guide to assist companies and state economic development agencies in decisions about where to locate plants and distribution centers. An industry-led…[ Read More → ]

The foregoing Pew Research report on the growing importance of technical certificates to the general public underlines the importance of criteria for assessing the quality of the growing proliferation of so-called “industry credentials.” Given MSSC’s nearly 20 years of experience as one of the most vetted national certification bodies, the MSSC Board distributed a set…[ Read More → ]

Meet the January MSSC Students of the Month nominated by Ed Fry, Instructor, Nature Coast Technical High School.  Here are their nomination stories: Justyn Bowes Justyn Bowes is a 2015-2016 graduate of Nature Coast Technical High School in Brooksville, Florida where he completed a four-level Automation & Production Technology course in the Engineering & Manufacturing…[ Read More → ]

We are glad to share with you, the new MSSC Code of Good Conduct Poster. Developed on the basis of typical company codes of conduct and validated by subject matter experts from 60 companies, such as Honda SC, IBM, GE Appliances, Cummins, Caterpillar, Johnson Controls, Pratt & Whitney, Easter Lift Truck, Mars Chocolate, Kawasaki Motors, BASF, and…[ Read More → ]

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) “Pre-Release” programs are offering its Certified Production Technician, “CPT” credentialing programs in both the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and state correctional programs. Now totaling 12 CPT programs (4 BOP and 8 State DOC), and growing every month, data from re-entering “certificants” are showing enormous results. Of particular success, MSSC…[ Read More → ]

Congratulations to students Ryan Anderson and Roger Ayala from South Central College for being nominated our November MSSC Students of the Month! Here is a few words from Alex Goff, Mechatronics Instructor, about why he nominated these two students: “Ryan has shown tremendous improvement and ability in and outside the classroom.  Ryan has used is…[ Read More → ]

MSSC would like to announce that Ken Stuckey, the Director of Talent Acquisition & Development for Pace Industries, has joined the MSSC Board of Directors. Mr. Stuckey leads the talent acquisition and workforce development initiatives for their 4,000 U.S. and Mexico employees. His expertise and focus is in producing productive talent pipelines, building technical bench strength through…[ Read More → ]

Last month, GPS Education Partners in Wisconsin, presented the Recognition of Innovation award to Neil Reddy, Executive Director of MSSC. This distinguished award represents MSSC’s exceptional leadership, progressive ideas, and ingenuity which help meet the needs of the business community while empowering and inspiring young people to reach their full potential. MSSC has been a close partner…[ Read More → ]

November 1

Meet Juan Perez!

Meet our first Student of the Month, Juan Perez, Community College of Vermont student! Here is a testimonial for his nomination from Michael B. Keogh, Business & Community Outreach Manager, at CCV- “Here at the Community College of Vermont we have worked to create meaningful pathways to employment by engaging employers and potential employees. We’ve…[ Read More → ]

MSSC’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) programs are currently offered in four federal prisons. CPT and CLT are two of the programs available to inmates to help them acquire technical skills and certification. Programs like CPT and CLT help inmates gain technical knowledge and skills as well as industry credentials to…[ Read More → ]