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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 → ]

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 → ]

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 → ]