ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of Manufacturing Day, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) has made available an article written by Leo Reddy, CEO of MSSC. The article was published in the October issue of Manufacturing Leadership Journal entitled, "Closing the Skills Gap: Industry certifications can go a long way toward fixing a stubborn problem for manufacturers – finding the skilled workers they need."
Tracing the steady rise of industry and federal support for industry-defined skill standards and certifications through successive Presidential Administrations, both Democratic and Republican, Reddy observes that a nationwide movement is now underway in support of well-established certifications that are industry recognized and nationally portable.
"Zero-cost" steps to increase industry demand for these certifications include:
- Adoption of company-preferred national certifications in existing hiring and promotion practices.
- Company communication with governors of states where companies have operations informing them of company hiring preference for job applicants with those certifications.
- Large company recommendation to their suppliers to use national certifications as a quality enhancement measure.
For additional steps and a full text of Mr. Reddy's article please go to http://www.msscusa.org/events.
About MSSC 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 that they have acquired the knowledge and 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) for both manufacturing and logistics. In June 2014, MSSC won both the Manufacturing Summit's "Manufacturing Leader" award for contributions to elevating the skills of the American workforce and the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council's "Best U.S. National Program in Workforce Development" award. For more information, visit www.msscusa.org.
About the Manufacturing Leadership Journal This Journal is published and distributed digitally to some 20,000 manufacturing executives globally by Frost and Sullivan, an international consultancy and publisher.
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