Educators

Diving into the getting started process with MSSC at your center can be both exciting and even a bit overwhelming at times.  In reality, it is understandable that staff is located in different departments, there may be scheduling conflicts, and other issues, etc.  To help guide you, below are suggested MSSC processes to share with…[ Read More → ]

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Hip Hip Hooray!  Your students have successfully passed the MSSC assessment and they are on their way to receive the MSSC credential!  This is a great addition to a student’s resume and also their own personal development.  Many students may go on to pursue further education or may already have a job lined up, but…[ Read More → ]

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To the Baby Boomer Generation the perception and reality of a manufacturing facility appears to be very different than its current state. In recent years, there has been a mass explosion in all media realms from the classroom to the White House, of companies and institutions dispelling this perception of manufacturing facilities being a “dark…[ Read More → ]

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Last month Executive Director, Neil Reddy, of MSSC attended an International CTE Conference in Switzerland.  His write-up below provides an international aspect on career pathways for secondary students: The manufacturing apprenticeship program located at the Mechatronics School of Winterthur (MSW) and Apprenticeship Secondary Students at Burkhardt Compression, Inc. in Switzerland is four years long.  Students…[ Read More → ]

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  Due to popular demand…now ALL MSSC Authorized Assessment Centers including High School MSSC Authorized Assessment Centers are able eligible to participate in the 2014 MSSC Video Contest! This year’s topic is “Why Choose a Career in Manufacturing or Logistics?”  What better way to engage industry in your community by participating in the MSSC Video…[ Read More → ]

“Career Pathway”, “Work Ready”, “Closing the skills gap”. Any of these terms ring a bell?  In the recent months there has been exciting news in workforce development such as the signing of the WIOA by President Obama, which relates directly to preparing students and individuals with the proper skill sets to enter the workforce.  Training…[ Read More → ]

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Are you a new MSSC Assessment Center and want to spark the interest of students to enroll in MSSC courses?  Below is a checklist to make sure that you are making the most of the resources that you may already have on campus to promote the value of the MSSC courses & credential to students…[ Read More → ]

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As we all know the job market is like a roller coaster ride for many students and graduates.  Around 70-80% of jobs that are available are not posted online. So how do millennials land these positions that are not even posted to the public eye?  The answer is…internships. The benefits of an intern to employers…[ Read More → ]

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As students start to file into the classroom full of chatter, laughter, and energy you call attention to the front of the room to begin class.  As they begin to settle and all eyes are on you, take a minute and reflect…do you know your students’ stories? A student’s story can range from personal to…[ Read More → ]

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A common challenge among educators in all fields of study is the question from one or many students in their class, “I don’t get it?”  As an MSSC Instructor you may notice that one e-learning module may be more difficult for your students than another.   How do you fill this gap? For MSSC Instructors we…[ Read More → ]

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