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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 nationâ€™s front-line production and material handling workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. MSSC offers two certifications for this workforce: Certified Production Technician (CPT) & Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
As the leading certifying body for the nation's front-line manufacturing production and supply chain logistics technicians, MSSC's two certification programs allow students and workers to document their knowledge.
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.
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.Read More
Alabama Community College System Hosts Manufacturing Skills Standard Councilâ€™s National Board and Leadership Council Meeting
Last week, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) served as host for the annual Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)â€™s National Board and Leadership Meeting in Point Clear, AL. Alabama is the first state to offer MSSC credentials at community colleges statewide. Due to this pioneering effort, the ACCS was selected to host this yearâ€™s gathering.Read More
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."Read More