Partnering with MSSC to Certify Skilled Technicians in Manufacturing & Logistics

12.13.2021 | Newsletters

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) is known as the leading certifying body for the nation’s frontline manufacturing production and supply chain logistics workers. The MSSC offers entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills for the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. MSSC is an industry-led, non-profit training, assessment, and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by frontline production and material handling technicians. Based on industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards, MSSC has developed stackable certifications that offer entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge.

In 1997, under the National Skill Standards Act, MSSC was tasked with developing industry standards for frontline production workers in advanced manufacturing. This process involved collaboration with over 700 employers and 2,000 workers from all sectors of manufacturing to identify, define, and validate the skills needed for success in manufacturing. In 2007, MSSC went on to develop logistics standards for frontline workers in material handling and distribution.

Now, in addition to their partnership with NOCTI for the development and delivery of several MSSC certifications, the MSSC has aligned with another NOCTI partner, FANUC America. Together they are helping the U.S. overcome its shortage of skilled workers. The two organizations are co-marketing the stackability of their respective industry-recognized certifications. Both organizations’ certifications are offered through NOCTI/NBS which offers a streamlined approach for schools and industry partners when administering their certifications.

MSSC works with NOCTI/Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) as a key industry partner. NOCTI/NBS helps MSSC maintain its rigorous standards and provides assessment development, maintenance, and delivery. We are proud to work with MSSC as they continue to set the quality standards for frontline technicians in our nation’s factories, distribution centers, warehouses, and transportation hubs.

Read our NBS Blog to learn more about MSSC. We also encourage you to explore NOCTI’s Partner Network to learn more about certification opportunities for your programs!