Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

MSSC offers training, assessment & certification for front-line production & material handling workers.

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), 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 nation’s front-line production and material handling workers. 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.

MSSC's vision is to credential 20% of the nation’s front-line manufacturing production and material handling workers in 20 years, or 3 million workers by 2030.

For both manufacturing production and logistics, MSSC offers the industry a new set of tools to ensure that both entering and incumbent workers are flexible, easily trainable and highly motivated knowledge workers able to keep pace with technological change – the “Industrial Athlete of the Future.” The CPT and CLT Certifications set the quality standard for front-line workers in our nation’s factories, distribution centers, warehouses, and transportation hubs.

MSSC has developed, validated, piloted and deployed all the tools of a comprehensive system for both Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician Certifications. We have annually updated standards, courses, computer-based training materials, textbooks, instructor training, assessment 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.

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