MSSC Wins Coveted Manufacturing Leadership Award

PALM BEACH, Fla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit bestowed one of its prestigious "Manufacturing Leadership Awards" today on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). 

"I am delighted to see MSSC recognized by the industry for its singular achievement in workforce skills development," states Michael Packer, Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Lockheed Martin.  "Since its founding in 1998, MSSC has involved most of the nation's manufacturers in developing and validating the industry-defined national skill standards for front-line work in all sectors of manufacturing."   

"MSSC won this award for its outstanding contribution to resolving the persistent shortage of higher skilled production workers through its Certified Production Technician (CPT) training and credentialing system," said Leo Reddy, CEO of MSSC. 

Now an American institution, MSSC delivers its instructional materials and certification assessments through a nationwide infrastructure of some 1200 MSSC-authorized Instructors and 625 MSSC-authorized assessment centers in 42 states, mostly at community colleges and high schools.

The annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, organized by Frost and Sullivan, assembles a cross-section of the nation's leading manufacturers to assess challenges and identify solutions for the industry.  The 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Award winners this year include Boeing, BMW, Lockheed Martin, L'Oreal and Proctor & Gamble.

Manufacturing Leadership Awards: 
The Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards) honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing.  For more information, go to:

About MSSC.  An industry-led non-profit, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is the nation's leading training and certification body focused on the industry-wide core technical competencies needed by the nation's front-line production and material handling workers.  MSSC certifications, based upon industry-defined and federally endorsed national skill standards, enable workers to demonstrate acquisition of the higher skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century.  MSSC is the only national certification body accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO quality Standard 17024 (Personnel Certification) and endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers for both manufacturing and logistics.  For more information, visit

Tina Driessen 
(703) 739-9000 x2223 

SOURCE Manufacturing Skill Standards Council


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