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.
Chauncy Lennon, JPMorgan Chase, to Bloomberg Businessweek
In terms of life success, manufacturing careers truly provide the whole package. Manufacturing employers across the nation currently offer the highest salaries and benefits on average of any industry. There is incredible opportunity to grow within these organizations and climb the pay scale. And what is most exciting, the education to acquire the necessary skills for manufacturing careers comes at a fraction of the cost and time required in most traditional postsecondary education.