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 → ]

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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 → ]

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The big day is here, you have an interview!  When you jump out of bed and look into your closet to decide what to wear…make sure you take a second look.  An interview is an opportunity to express to the employer your skills set, to learn more about the position, and to also make a…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC is pleased to announce that it has just promoted Rebekah Hutton to “Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.”  Rebekah joined MSSC in November 2008 and is well known and respected within the MSSC Community.  States CEO Leo Reddy, “Rebekah has an extraordinary talent for strategic systems development.  She has played a key role in the development…[ Read More → ]

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Detroit MI, June 12 – Under its “Talented Workforce Initiative,” the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council announced today that the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) was selected as the “Best U.S. National Program” for workforce development. The Council created this Initiative to identify the most “most imaginative and effective solutions for building the region’s pool of…[ Read More → ]

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Palm Beach, June 5 2014 ‐ The Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit bestowed one of its prestigious “Manufacturing Leadership Awards” today on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). “I am delighted to see MSSC recognized by industry for its singular achievement in workforce skills development,” states Michael Packer, Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Lockheed Martin. “Since…[ Read More → ]

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1. CPT or CLT abbreviation next to your e-mail signature:  When sending your resume or if you are in correspondence with a potential employer you should always have a signature at the bottom that has your full name, e-mail, and phone number.  This gives the employer easy access to contact you if needed.  The CPT…[ Read More → ]

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