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The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is an industry-led, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards, is the gold standard for front-line industrial training.

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JUNE 16-17, 2015 - Indianapolis, IN

Ivy Tech Community College, MSSC, National Institute for Metal Working Skills (NIMS), Great Lakes Manufacturing Council, ACT, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) invite you to join an exclusive EXECUTIVE BRIEFING on:

"Industry Certifications: Closing Manufacturing Skills Gap In Great Lakes Region"

Hosted by Ivy Tech Community College from 7:30 am-3:30 pm on June 17, 2015 in cooperation with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council.

Location: Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Arts Center (C4 Building), 2820 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Join this industry-facilitated policy dialogue between representatives from key workforce skills development organizations in the Great Lakes: State Manufacturing Associations, Community College Systems, Departments of Workforce Development or Labor, Workforce Investment Boards. Senior executives from Caterpillar, Harley Davidson, Lockheed Martin and Snap-On will moderate the panels and Q&A sessions with attendees. Other highlights:

Remarks from leading national industry certification bodies endorsed by NAM: MSSC, NIMS, ACT and SME

  • Announcements by MSSC and NIMS of new industry certifications
  • U.S. Army report on providing Armed Services Members with industry-recognized credentials
  • Dialogue on potential harmonization of industry standards and certifications with Canada

June 16 Pre-conference Networking Reception-Buffet: 5:30 – 8:00 pm, JW Marriott, 10 South West St. Indianapolis, IN 46204

For more information on hotel reservations, registration, etc. please contact Catherine Feeney, Community Outreach Manager, MSSC at