Last September, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and the U.S. Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to announce the harmonization of their respective skill standards and certifications for front-line work in advanced manufacturing. This harmonization was important not just to enhance U.S.-Canadian industrial collaboration, but as a fresh demonstration that…[ Read More → ]

MSSC proudly honors and supports our nations active duty military and veterans.  In honor of Veterans Day we want to share with you how we are working to connect veterans and transitioning military members who have earned the MSSC certification to employers.  If you are you an employer in the TDL industry seeking skilled &…[ Read More → ]

V3 is committed to bringing you cutting-edge developments in programs that will help you connect with qualified Veterans to further your business objectives. Therefore, you are invited to attend an informative webinar hosted by Rebekah Hutton, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Tuesday, September 29th from noon-12:30 pm MSSC…[ Read More → ]

If you are you an employer in the TDL industry seeking skilled & certified employees, look no further…MSSC has your solution to have certified logistics candidates come right to you seeking job opportunities!  The program includes Active Duty in transition, Reserve, Guard and Veterans. These individuals already have the soft skills (e.g. teamwork, discipline, work…[ 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 → ]

I recently attended The John White, Jr. Forum on Public Policy, Regional Manufacturing Hubs: A Path to Innovation hosted by The Brookings Institute.  It was a half day conference that focused on the impact of regional manufacturing hubs and other policy initiatives directed at growing the industrial economic base in the United States. Many topics…[ Read More → ]

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Why aren’t more women seeking careers in manufacturing? According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, even though women make up about 50% of the U.S. workforce, they only constitute about 24% of the manufacturing workforce.  Why is there such a disparity? A quick internet search yields many theories (See here and here). The…[ Read More → ]

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