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August 1

Just Released- MSSC Executive Briefing Summary Report!

This summer in Atlanta, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and ACT, in collaboration with the Southern Governors Association and the Southern Regional Education Board, co-hosted an executive briefing titled, “Use of Industry Certifications to Begin Career Pathways in Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in the Southern States.” Please view the  MSSC ACT Executive Briefing Summary Report.

This meeting showcased examples from across 16 states demonstrating the value of using well-established, industry-recognized national, stackable credentials as a solid foundation upon which states, companies, and schools can build their own customized solutions to meeting workforce skill needs.

The ACT-MSSC collaboration covers a broad spectrum of jobs. ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate program covers all sectors of the economy, while MSSC Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician programs offer the foundational core technical competencies for high-demand jobs in manufacturing (6 million jobs) and transportation-distribution and logistics (5.8 million jobs). The collaboration also serves multiple populations: high school students, community college students, veterans, unemployed, Job Corps, opportunity youth, and working learners.

We encourage the use of these national certifications by organizations involved in workforce education and training, job placement, and economic development. These include state departments of education, workforce and economic development, workforce investment boards and CTE directors, employers and business associations, community college presidents, and high school superintendents.

For information on MSSC, contact Neil Reddy, Executive Director, MSSC, at For information on ACT, contact Kevin Houchin, National Programs, ACT, at


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