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Given their increasing use of industry certifications to upskill the American workforce, both federal and state agencies are requiring more rigorous accountability data to justify their support for individual certifications.  The government sources cited below reinforce MSSC’s leadership in three key accountability metrics:  wage impact, job placement and quality assurance. These sources further strengthen the…[ Read More → ]

On June 22 at the National Skills USA Competition in Louisville, MSSC CEO Leo Reddy and Amatrol President Paul Perkins announced and demonstrated a new hands-on Certified Production Technician Plus (CPT+) Skill Boss program.  This “MSSC Community Alert” provides more detail on the structure and implementation of this program. Description: The centerpiece of this new…[ Read More → ]

On July 18, MSSC Board of Directors nominated and accepted two new board members. Mr. Samuel E. Bottum, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Snap-on Incorporated. Mr. Bottum advances marketing, brand management, innovation, and customer connection efforts across the company. He joined Snap-on Incorporated in 2011 as the General Manager of Innovation Works, collaborating across business units and customer…[ Read More → ]

MSSC and Conexus Indiana recently completed an intensive training program for 85 Indiana teachers to help more high schoolers succeed in securing MSSC CPT credentials. Conexus Indiana delivers MSSC Safety and Quality content through Hire Tech, a 2-year turn-key high school curriculum that offers students Ivy Tech Community College dual credits toward a degree following…[ Read More → ]

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 → ]

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 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 → ]

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 → ]