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About Us

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) ®, an industry-led 501(c)3 non-profit, is America's leader in training and certifying foundational technical competencies for front-line technicians for in-demand, higher wage, higher skill jobs in advanced manufacturing and supply chain logistics. Technicians with MSSC Certifications are qualified for 11.3 million jobs in front-line production, material handling, and distribution. 84% of executives surveyed agree there is a talent shortage in U.S. manufacturing. MSSC is helping industry close that gap as they prepare to manufacture the future!

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As the leading certifying body for the nation's front-line manufacturing production and supply chain logistics technicians, MSSC's three certification programs allow students and workers to document their knowledge.

E-learning Courses

MSSC offers curriculum for both manufacturing and logistics. Our online Courses offer flexible turn-key solutions for any organization including: high schools, community and technical colleges, universities, employers, workforce investment boards, private training companies and more.

Instructor Training

MSSC requires organizations that wish to offer our courses to attend instructor training or purchase an instructor package.


Since 2012, MSSC has been working with the White House, Department of Defense, Army, Air Force and Marines on several credentialing initiatives for active duty, reserve and guard members. We also partner with several veterans' assistance programs to provide pathways to certification.


The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and Amatrol Present 'Labor Day' Gift to the Nation

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and Amatrol, Inc. are pleased to announce the release today of their complete hands-on CPT+ Skill Boss Training and Certification program. Built upon MSSC's well-established Certified Production Technician (CPT), this new program is designed to increase the size, skills and productivity of the nation's front-line manufacturing workforce.

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Gateway conference: The future is now with artificial intelligence

The future is now, and artificial intelligence is the driving ingredient in the move into the next phase of manufacturing and job creation. Jay Lee, the keynote speaker during the Wednesday lunchtime session of the two-day Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, told an audience of 160 how Foxconn Technology Group and Gateway Technical College are innovators that will help fill the skills gap in Wisconsin.

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Trump Policies Can Close Manufacturing Skills Gap

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) positively reacts to President Trump's State of the Union message, where he called upon the nation to "invest in workforce development" and "open great vocational schools." In making this proposal, the President reinforced his recognition that robust national leadership is needed to upskill the American workforce. He also demonstrated the boldness of this commitment in his June 15 call for "new apprenticeships for millions of our citizens."

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