Through Ivy Tech, MSSC awards 13,948 workforce certifications

INDIANAPOLIS– The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), an independent, nationally-recognized, industry-standard, manufacturing training and assessment organization, announced that through Ivy Tech Community College, it has awarded 13,948 workforce certifications to Indiana workers from 2007 to 2015.

Since 2007, through Ivy Tech, MSSC has awarded:

  • 3,113 Maintenance Awareness certificates
  • 2,883 Process and Production certificates
  • 2,822 Safety certificates
  • 2,651 Quality certificates
  • 1,904 Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificates
  • 294 Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificates
  • 224 Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certificates
  • 57 Green certificates

“Indiana’s workforce requires middle-skill career training, which is the outcome of MSSC-certified employees,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “With valuable MSSC certifications in hand, we are arming our students with the skillset and knowledge to get jobs and contribute to our state’s workforce.”

The nationwide MSSC system is based upon industry-defined and federally-endorsed national standards. MSSC’s CPT and CLT Certificates are recognized as the gold standard for front-line industrial training.  Employers value the MSSC credentials as they recruit skilled workers with proven knowledge and abilities to contribute to the company’s productivity and competitiveness in global markets.

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.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities.  In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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