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MSSC is pleased to announce that the 2015 Edition of the MSSC National Skill Standards for front-line work in advanced manufacturing and logistics were officially released on June 17, 2015! These standards are vitally important because they are the gold standard: the nation’s authoritative reference and common language for companies and schools to use in defining…[ Read More → ]

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On June 17, 2015, more than 250 leaders from the manufacturing and logistics industry, education, and government attended the Executive Briefing at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event was hosted by Ivy Tech in collaboration with SME and the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council, featuring MSSC and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Discussion largely…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC is most pleased to have had so many of you register to attend our June 16-17th Executive Briefing at Ivy Tech Community College on: Industry Certifications: Closing Manufacturing Skills Gap in Great Lakes Region As you know, the event is hosted by President, Tom Snyder, of Ivy Tech Community College in collaboration with SME (Society…[ Read More → ]

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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