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 → ]

In July 2016, MSSC Chairman and CEO, Leo Reddy signed a collaborative agreement with the National Coalition of Certification Centers, a growing coalition of company facilitated instructor certification programs in more advanced production skills. NC3 was established to address the need for strong industry partnerships with educational institutions in order to develop, implement and sustain…[ Read More → ]

FLATE, the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation project, “Altering Manufacturing Careers Awareness and Amplifying Career Path Participation” in partnership with MSSC.  One of the main goals of this effort is strengthen Florida’s MSSC CPT High School and Post Secondary Articulation Pathway to the A.S. Engineering Technology…[ Read More → ]

At its June meeting, the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) unanimously recognized the 2015 Edition of  MSSC’s Manufacturing Production and Logistics Standards. According to Leo Reddy, MSSC CEO, “This new approval by the prestigious TWIC is fresh testimony to MSSC’s continued role as the nation’s ‘Gold Standard’ for industry-defined skill standards for front-line work in advanced manufacturing and…[ Read More → ]