Today’s manufacturing features streamlined production lines, robotics, and computer controlled processes requiring highly developed skills in problem solving, computer and technical training, math skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. These are skills beyond the reading and writing of a standard high school degree.
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is the nation’s leading industry-led training, assessment and certification organization focused on the core technical competencies needed by the nation’s frontline production and material handling workers.
CPT and CLT are both accredited under ANSI-ISO 17024 (Personnel Certification). In the U.S., the CPT certification meets the standards of 6 million front-line production jobs, and the CLT certification meets the standards of 5.8 million front-line material handling and distribution jobs.
Manufacturing Institute Special Report Manufacturing Skills Certification: Employer Perspectives
Looking for a new career, Marcia Irwin enrolled in Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) training courses at Jefferson State Community College without any manufacturing experience.
Upon completion, Marcia attended a job fair and gained employment at Schnellecke Logistics, a Mercedes supplier, within two weeks.
Auston Ricks is a senior at Cold Springs High School in Bremen, AL and enrolled as a Fast Track/Dual Enrollment student in Wallace State Community College's Machine Tool Technology program. Upon graduation from high school, Auston will also graduate from Wallace State with an Associate's Degree.
Wes transferred to Southern Union from a 4-year institution because the outlook on jobs in his area of study were bleak. After two years of study in Southern Union Machine Tool program, Wes found immediate employment with BK Aerospace in Huntsville, AL.
Kayla Farnon began her college career at Enterprise State Community College earning her Associate Degree before transferring to Faulkner State University.
Kayla's has worked as part of Governor Robert Bentley's press team and is now the communications coordinator for the Alabama League of Municipalities.
Jalen Roberts earned her welding certificate as a Drake State Community College dual enrollment student at Lee High School in Huntsville.
Jalen enrolled at Drake State two days after graduation already working as a welder.