Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and ACT in collaboration with Southern Governors Association and Southern Regional Education Board invite you to join an exclusive Executive Briefing on the  Use of Industry Certifications in Beginning Career Pathways In Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in the Southern States  Time: 7:30 am-3:00 pm on June 16, 2016 Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta (265 Peachtree Street, NE,…[ Read More → ]

Just in case you missed the latest Community Alert from the MSSC Headquarters, here is information on two new DOL/ETA funding opportunities: (1) H-1B TechHire Partnership Grants ($100 million) and (2) Strengthening Workforce Families Initiative ($25 million), with March 11 and March 16, 2016 due dates, respectively. Both programs include an emphasis on advanced manufacturing and industry certifications…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC welcomes Christian O’Hara as the new MSSC Industry Liaison. Christian will be utilizing his 10+ years of trade association and non-profit experience to help grow existing manufacturing industry and association relationships.   Additionally, he will be involved in identifying/establishing new partnerships between MSSC and leading manufactures as well as national and state level trade associations….[ Read More → ]

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MSSC  is pleased to announce that David Sullivan has joined the MSSC leadership team as Senior Advisor for Alabama and Mississippi. David is the CEO and Founder of the PEER Group and has over 40 years of diversified management experience in manufacturing and agribusiness as a leader of human resources, sales, supply chain, accounting, environmental…[ Read More → ]

The U.S. Department of Education (DoED) has released a new program through the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI) for a limited number of post-secondary institutions that participate in financial aid to allow their students enrolled in dual credit programs to be eligible for federal Pell grants. Interested schools need to send a letter of interest by February…[ Read More → ]

Last September, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and the U.S. Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to announce the harmonization of their respective skill standards and certifications for front-line work in advanced manufacturing. This harmonization was important not just to enhance U.S.-Canadian industrial collaboration, but as a fresh demonstration that…[ Read More → ]

We are excited to announce digital badges for the Certified Logistics Technician program. Beginning Monday, November 9, 2015, candidates who earn the CLA or CLT credentials will also earn a corresponding digital badge through NOCTI’s SkillBadge Locker! Why are badges important you ask? Digital badges are a way for you as a candidate to display…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC proudly honors and supports our nations active duty military and veterans.  In honor of Veterans Day we want to share with you how we are working to connect veterans and transitioning military members who have earned the MSSC certification to employers.  If you are you an employer in the TDL industry seeking skilled &…[ Read More → ]

MSSC would like to THANK YOU for your compelling nominations for the 2015 MSSC Authorized Instructor of the Year Award. The stories and the impact that so many MSSC Authorized Instructors have made in and outside the classroom is phenomenal! We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2015 MSSC Authorized Instructor of the Year…[ Read More → ]

With over 800 MSSC Assessment Centers across the nation we enjoy taking the opportunity to highlight centers that are spreading the word about the programming that they are offering at their location.  This week we wanted take the opportunity to share with you our guest blogger, Timothy Leyh, from The University at Buffalo (UB) Center…[ Read More → ]