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COVID-19 MSSC Resources– Remote Training & Assessment Options for MSSC Centers, Instructors & Students

In order to best address the threat of the Coronavirus, and in keeping with Federal Agency attendance guidelines, the MSSC Headquarter office will be moving to a “Telework” platform, with all of our employees working remotely. At present we are looking at a one-month period, with regular office attendance to resume at 9 AM EST April 13, 2020. For assistance and direct contact information of staff visit the “MSSC Team” page.

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Certifying over 95,000 candidates, the 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!

Our Services


The nationally portable and industry-recognized MSSC certification programs in advanced manufacturing, supply chain logistics, and forklift repair focus on core-competency standards identified by industry subject matter experts. Certifications include online and hands-on training programs.

Training Courses

MSSC offers courses which combines interactive, online training with instructor-led materials to help individuals learn the basic skills and knowledge required for advanced manufacturing and supply chain logistics jobs that will prepare them for the certification and their career.

Instructor Training

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

Hands-on Training

The hands-on training device, CPT+ Skill Boss, provides employers further proof of an individuals skill set by requiring successful demonstration of hands-on skills in electronic, electrical, fluid power, & mechanical systems.


Solution to Greatest Challenge Facing E-Commerce Facilities: Acute Shortage of Automation Technicians

The accelerated use of automation technologies within the material handling industry underlines the need for a much larger pool of highly skilled supply chain automation technicians. In response to that need, Amatrol, the nation's leading manufacturer of industrial technician training equipment, and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) ®, the nation's leading certification body for front-line technicians in advanced manufacturing and logistics, have collaborated on a highly innovative solution.

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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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