Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Â®, 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 technicians. 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. The International Accreditation Service has accredited MSSC under ISO/IEC Standard 17024 for Personnel Certification.
MSSCâ€™s certification programs include the:
- Certified Production Technician (CPT) Â® 4.0 & CPT+ Skill Boss
- Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Â®
- Certified Forklift Technician (CFT)Â®
- Certified Technician-Supply Chain Automation (CT-SCA) & Skill Boss-Logisticsâ„˘
Working under ISO 17024 guidelines since 2011.
MSSC’s vision is to credential 20% of the nationâ€™s front-line manufacturing production and material handling technicians in 20 years, or 3 million technicians by 2030.
For both manufacturing production and logistics, MSSC offers industry a new set of tools to ensure that both entering and incumbent technicians are flexible, easily trainable and highly motivated knowledgeable technicians able to keep pace with technological change – the â€śIndustrial Athlete of the Future.â€ťÂ MSSC certifications set the quality standard for front-line technicians in our nationâ€™s factories, distribution centers, warehouses, and transportation hubs.
MSSC has developed, validated, piloted and deployed all the tools of a comprehensive system for each certification program. This includes annually updating standards, courses, computer-based training materials, textbooks, instructor training, MSSC Center training, a national registry, assessments, credentials and diagnostic tools for employers. Companies may use these tools themselves or work through their local community colleges, high schools or other training providers.