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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 → ]

MSSC congratulates North Carolina Manufacturing Institute (NCMI) on its 100th Certified Production Technician (CPT) success story. According to a press release from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, “Since the official launch date of the NCMI initiative in April 2015, over 100 individuals have had their lives and their families’ lives transformed.  On average, 88% of graduates have full-time…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC joined Advance CTE’s campaign to support the bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter that urged the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education to maintain strong investment in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Sponsored by Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA), the “Dear Colleague letter” garnered 140 signatures…[ Read More → ]

Congratulations to DeShon Mills for being April’s MSSC Student of the month! DeShon earned his Full CPT at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College during the Fall of 2015. Having been out of high-school for only a few months, he knew he wanted more than his fast-food position. He lacked opportunity for advancement, he felt like he…[ Read More → ]

MSSC welcomes Dr. Katherine “Kitty” Manley as the replacement for Dr. John Rauschenberger, the head of the MSSC Certification Scheme Committee.  The CSC is required under ISO Standard 17024 (Personnel Certification) as the final authority on certification processes and Senior Advisor to MSSC Board on all aspects of ISO accreditation. Dr. Manley is an eminent authority on…[ Read More → ]