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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 → ]

MSSC is pleased to announce that Chris Lowery, Senior Vice President, Workforce Alignment, of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana has joined the MSSC Board of Directors. Mr. Lowery is responsible for articulating vision, mission, strategy, and strategic objectives to drive the College’s workforce alignment and development initiatives. Lowery provides overall leadership of Ivy Tech…[ Read More → ]

We are pleased to announce that the MSSC has selected Wes Jurey as its Senior Advisor for Texas.  Wes is well qualified in the field of economic and workforce skills development, having led economic development organizations in Texas for 25 years, including as head of the Chambers of Commerce in El Paso and Arlington.  He…[ Read More → ]

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 → ]

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 → ]

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 → ]

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 → ]