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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 → ]

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 → ]

MSSC is pleased to bring to your attention that the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education released what they coined as the “next step in shaping a new generation of workforce and education strategies” with the release of the proposed rules implementing the Workforce Investment Opportunities that Congress passed last July with overwhelming bipartisan support….[ Read More → ]

Happy Manufacturing Day! We are thrilled to announce the MSSC Award Winners for this years Student of the Month.  Since it was tough to just pick one student we decided to pick 11! These students will each be featured throughout the year in our Community Update & Social Media pages. A big CONGRATULATIONS goes to…[ Read More → ]

MSSC would like to welcome Sylvia Wetzel who will be serving as the MSSC Senior Advisor for the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.  Get to know Sylvia from her bio below and if you would like to contact her please visit the staff page on the MSSC website Sylvia Wetzel, most recently was Vice…[ Read More → ]

You will be excited to know that MSSC has formed a cooperative relationship with the North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) and as a CPT certified individual, the die casting industry is interested in advancing your career with job opportunities in several technical fields (including process, maintenance, and quality)! Not sure what Die Casting is? …[ Read More → ]

Hello MSSC Blog Subscribers, Recently you may have received multiple e-mail notifications from the MSSC Blog with the subject line “Cheap Jerseys on sale!” “Wholesale NFL Jerseys” along with other similar subjects.  These appear to be Spam e-mails and we advise you not to open any communications with the subject line mentioned above and permanently delete them…[ Read More → ]