The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) 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.
The CPT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. MSSC awards certificates to individuals who pass any of its Production Modules: Safety, Maintenance Awareness, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Quality Practices & Measurement; and a full Certified Production Technician (CPT) Certificate to those who pass all four original modules.
Each CPT Course is approximately 45-55 hours and has been rated by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) at three credits each.
The CLT Certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled, front-line material handling and distribution workers in all supply chain facilities: from factories to warehouses, distribution centers and transporters. MSSC awards the foundational-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificate and the mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certification. The CLA is a prerequisite for CLT and both courses are approximately 28-30 hours.
The curriculum consists of entry level skills such as global supply chain logistics, material handling, safety principles, quality control, teamwork and communications to mid-level skills such as product receiving and storage, inventory control, and dispatching and tracking operations.
The CPT and CLT are both accredited under ANSI-ISO 17024 (Personnel Certification) making it the only national certification body globally with this designation for manufacturing and logistics.
Steve Lolley, MSSC Coordinator
1800.648.3271 ext. 4713 or firstname.lastname@example.org