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The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led standards-based, training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's production and supply chain logistics workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.

News from Manufacturing Skill Standards Council:

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Nominated for Talented Workforce Initiative

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is one of the four national programs nominated for the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council’s Talented Workforce Initiative.  The Talented Workforce Initiative was created to identify th…

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – As a recipient of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Council Award, the MSSC has been distinguished for its work of increasing the number of skilled individuals entering the manufacturing workforce.  The Frost & Sullivan’s Manufac…

Sylvia Wetzel Joins Board of Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The MSSC today announced that Sylvia Salazar Wetzel has joined its Board of Directors.  Sylvia is Chief Learning Officer for Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, gear motors and reducers located in St. Charles, I…

Cincinnati Veteran to Earn Manufacturing Skill Standards Council 50,000th Credential

CINCINNATI, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, a leader in manufacturing and logistics credentialing, will present its 50,000th credential to Daniel Kessler of the Get Skills to Work program at 10:30 today at the SuperJobs Center in Cincinnati.
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NASCO Board Supports Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Skill Certifications for Both Manufacturing and Logistics (M&L)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At its annual meeting, the Board of NASCO—the Strategy for North American Competitiveness–decided to strengthen its platform for workforce skills development.  NASCO’s decision goes beyond its previous support for the logist…

71% Success Rate in Ohio for Veterans with MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certification

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) industry-recognized, nationally portable certifications are creating real opportunities for veterans to get the skills they need to access in-demand advanced manufacturing jobs.
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MSSC Partners with HCC to Meet Workforce Needs of Houston Employers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The combination of high unemployment among recent high school and college graduates, retiring baby boomers and the ever-increasing use of advanced technology in both manufacturing and logistics means that communities who wish to attract and re…

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Modules Recommended for Three Semester Hours of College Credit

National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) Recommends College Credit for Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Modules
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has reco…

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Modules Recommended for Eighteen Semester Hours of College Credit

National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) Recommends College Credit for Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) Modules
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has re…

Servicemen and Women to Earn Industry-Recognized Logistics Credentials

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 3, 2012 — The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is pleased to announce that with the support of its partners, 200 service members will have an opportunity to gain MSSC industry-recognized, nationally portable credentials for high-demand logistics jobs.
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Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Contributes to Workforce Skills Certification Goals

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 7, 2012 — Last June 8, President Obama announced key steps to getting unemployed Americans back to work and maintaining the competitiveness of the US manufacturing economy. With 600,000 manufacturing jobs going unfilled, President Obama called on The Manufacturing Inst…

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Launches New Military Credentialing Initiative to Fill Manufacturing Workforce Needs

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2012 — Today, the President announced the We Can’t Wait initiative, which will provide opportunities for up to 126,000 service members and spouses the ability to gain industry-recognized, nationally portable certifications for high-demand manufacturing job…

Manufacturing Institute Endorses MSSC National Logistics Certification

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 27, 2011 — Monday, The Manufacturing Institute, the affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, announced new partners in the development of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics career pathway in manufacturing. The pathway begins with the found…

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Launches New ‘Green Production Module (GPM)’

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 18, 2011 — The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) today launched a new credentialing module dedicated to help train and assess the nation’s front-line manufacturing workforce against industry-defined national standards related to “green produc…

MSSC Joins Effort to Reach President Obama’s Goal of Credentialing 500,000 Manufacturing Workers

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15, 2011 — President Obama last week announced an initiative to credential 500,000 manufacturing workers with industry-recognized certifications through an expansion of Skills for America’s Future. He stated that this would be implemented through a close partn…

Virginia Veterans Agency Recognizes MSSC Certification

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 1, 2011 — The Virginia Department of Veterans Services’ (VA DVS) recent endorsement of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certifications greatly assists vets trying to reenter the workforce. This decision by the Virginia agency is applicable to vet…

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Joins New Supply Chain and Logistics Certification Network

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 11, 2011 — The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council is pleased to announce that it has joined the new Supply Chain and Logistics Certification Network as a Charter Member.
This Network is a group of well-established U.S.-based, non-profit associations that provide indus…

Federal Training Grant Kicks Off This Month to Certify Skills of Logistics Workforce in Southern California

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 24, 2011 — Southern California has started a three-year, $4.3 million U.S. Department of Labor training grant to upgrade and certify workforce skills in the nation’s largest logistics hub. A group of community colleges began to deliver various courses this January…

MSSC Certification – A Win-Win for Manufacturing Employers, Employees

COLUMBUS, Ind., March 5, 2010 — Several leading Southeast Indiana advanced manufacturing and distribution/logistics companies endorse the nationally recognized workforce credentials from the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC – http://www.msscusa.org) for those work…

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Champions MSSC Skills Certification System for Production Workers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2009 — Manufacturing remains a vital part of the Illinois economy and the need for highly skilled workers continues. Experts say some 30,000 new manufacturing workers will be needed each year for the next 10 years to replace the retiring baby-boomer generation. “Desp…

New Certification System for Front-line Logistics Workers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2009 — On January 14, 2009, at the ProMat 2009 International Logistics Show in Chicago, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) publicly announces the availability of a new, industry-led training and credentialing system for front-line workers in supply chain l…