MSSC CPT Oh-Penn 8.26.2015

The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC)
Certified Production Technician (CPT)
Enhancing Economic
and Workforce
Goals for Today’s Webinar:
• What is the MSSC CPT certification?
• How it can benefit my business?
• Examples
• Funding Opportunities
• Next Steps
Today’s Presenters
• Jessica Borza - Coordinator,
Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative
• Neil Reddy - Executive Director,
Manufacturing Skills Standards Council
• Eric Karmecy- Project Manager,
Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative
Why Do Assessments
and Credentials Matter?
• Provide employers with the assurance the worker has met the minimal
standard for employment or promotion
• Increase the marketability for the job-seeker
• Reduce the need for on-the-job training
• Improve production
• Further the competitiveness of local manufacturers through increasing
productivity and product quality
• Promote workplace safety and increase product quality
NAM – Endorsed Skills
Certification System
• Developed by manufacturers for manufacturers
• System of Industry-based credentials
• Validate skills / competencies needed to be productive / successful in
• Based on third-party assessment using industry-set standards
• Not dependent on a particular program. Instead, demonstrated skill
• Endorsed certifications are nationally portable, third-party validated, and
industry-supported with data results
NAM – Endorsed Skills
Certification System
Developing and Certifying a
Skilled Manufacturing
MSSC Background
• 1998: Recognized by the federally created U.S. National Skill Standards Board
(NSSB) as the “Voluntary Partnership” for all of manufacturing
• Responsible under National Skill Standards Act for developing industry-led
standards, assessments and certifications for front-line workers (entry-level
through front-line supervisor)
• 2001: NSSB formally endorsed MSSC national standards. Standards
development involved 700 companies, 4000 front-line workers, 300 experts,
$9 million public & private funds
Gold Standard
• MSSC: industry-led non-profit national certifying body with 700+ Authorized
Assessment Centers in 44 states
• Work and worker standards, curricula, assessments and certifications for the
core technical competencies of front-line industrial jobs
• Applicable to all front-line production jobs (6 million)
• Applicable to all front-line material handling and distribution jobs (5.3 million)
• Applicable to a broad population of: students, unemployed, under-utilized,
career-changers, displaced & incumbent workers, and veterans
Gold Standard – cont’d
• ANSI ISO Standard 17024 Accreditation (Dec 2011) for both CPT and CLT. Only
U.S. Certification body with ISO 17024 for manufacturing and logistics.
• Adopted by US DOL, US DOEd, US DOD, Job Corps, VA, Federal Prison System
• Only Partner in the NAM-Endorsed Skill Certification System to receive two
NAM endorsements CPT (2009) and CLT (2011)
• “Overcoming the Manufacturing Skills Gap” Toolkit-NAM Taskforce on
Competitiveness & the Workforce —Jay Timmons, President of NAM, and by Doug
Oberhelman, Chair and CEO, Caterpillar and Chair of NAM Board
MSSC Pipeline & Skills
Deficit Solution
Prepare the technologically-savvy, agile
Industrial Athlete of the Future
Core Competencies for CPT
Critical Work Functions of Production
• Safety
• Quality Practices & Measurement
• Manufacturing Processes & Production
• Maintenance Awareness
• Green Production
Curriculum & Delivery
• Modular courses provided both in a blended learning mode (half instructorled, half e-learning) or fully online (instructor mentored)
• MSSC e-learning: computer-based simulation, multimedia, interactive
• E-Learning Demo:
• Course Length
• 35-45 hours for each CPT Module
• 28 hours for each CLT Module
• Aligns well with NAM System partners
• Aligns well with Industry Sector credentials i.e., “AMTEC” (Auto
“Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT)” credential active with
VW and Nissan in TN)
MSSC Progress
• Currency: Standards updated annually by industry subject matter
experts. Courses and assessments aligned with standards
• Infrastructure: 1400+ teachers, 440 CC & 130 secondary
assessment & training sites
• Delivery: 100,000+ assessments & 65,000+ credentials
• Currently in 44 states
• Top 10: IN, OH, FL, WI, TX, SC, CA, NC, IL, CO
Successful Implementation
• Public Private Partnerships: Industry, Secondary, Post-Secondary, WIBs,
Associations/Chambers, ED groups, city and state governments
• Embed credentialing programs in secondary and post-secondary: for-credit, dual-credit, noncredit, approved state lists
• State legislation to reward CTE credentials
• WIBs combine unemployment compensation with skills training
• Veterans programs
• Department of Corrections—CTE for incarcerated = tax payers not tax burdens (DOL Bonding
• Charity orgs: Good Will, United Way, Easter Seals, Salvation Army
Community Best Practices Diverse
Populations “Southwestern OH”
• 2010-11 DOL Grant Partnership IUE/CWA, SW OH WIB, CC, & Industry: used
ACT and MSSC CPT to credential 600 displaced workers
• 427 CPT gained employment
• Additional 25% entered a postsecondary education/training program
• SW OH WIB “Rapid Response” to credential 281 dislocated workers to acquire
CPT certification
• 165 who earned CPT
• 122 found employment
• Additional 42 entered a postsecondary education/training program
Community Best Practices Diverse
Populations “Southwestern OH” cont’d
• Cincinnati State TCC: launched (02/2013) first “Get Skills to Work” veteran credentialing pilot (led by GE,
Alcoa, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the Gary Sinise Foundation and NAMs Manufacturing Institute
• Graduated 68 veterans to date, with 80% either gaining full time employment (70% of those interviewed are hired
within 30 days) or electing to enroll in school full-time within 60 days
• “Employer Partners Network” of over 50 employers in the region supports the Get Skills program
• CPT Job Placement 71%
• Plus 19% entering postsecondary/education training program
• 90% Success
MSSC Certificants Survey
• 333 CPT & CLT Certificants (Jan-June ‘13)
• Value of Certification
• 90% felt more confident on the job
• 92% feel more comfortable with the language of the industry
• 95% have a better understanding of the work functions
• 94% are feel more able to adopt new tasks and technologies
• 92% are more confident in working in a high performance/multi-task environment
• 94% feel more better prepared to work in a team environment
• 94% feel more able to problem solve or handle emergency situations
Employer Benefits
• Pipeline of skilled workers by embedding MSSC certification training into
• Decreased recruitment costs by preferring job candidates with industryrecognized credentials
• Elimination of company remedial training costs
• Attract, motivate and retain qualified employees
• Agile workers capable of keeping pace with technological change
• Increased training ROI by targeting skills gaps benchmarked against standards
“Because of these high standards, Caterpillar will encourage
our suppliers to use the updated MSSC Standards and
related Certified Production Technician (CPT) as a
recruitment tool for job applicants. We are confident this
will lay the foundation for better qualified job applicants
throughout the Caterpillar Production System well into the
future.” – Doug Oberhelm, CEO, Caterpillar
Employer Participation
“$0” Cost :
• Adopt a recruitment policy
• Include “MSSC CPT Credentials Preferred” in hiring notices
• Weigh-in with stakeholder community (CCs, WIBs, HS, State Gov’t)
• SME Participation
• Engage in HS “Orientation & Internship” Programs
Manufacturing Readiness
• A Six week intensive course that combines – Basic Skills Remediation, Soft Skill Training, and Industry
Recognized Certifications
• Credentials Include: MSSC CPT, ACT NCRC, and OSHA 10
• Wrap around services provide continued support for
increase in retention
• Classes are underway now and more are scheduled
• Approximately 40 certified jobseekers are
ready for hire
• How you can find qualified candidates:
Participate in mock interviews
Recognize the certification on resumes and job application
Attend Manufacturing Readiness job fairs
Training opportunities
Funding Opportunities for Training
• Over $300,000 remains in the Oh-Penn Manufacturing
Collaborative grant
• Receive up to 75% reimbursement on third-party training provider
and/or in-house training costs
• 100% reimbursement for the related assessment/credential
Funding Opportunities – cont’d
• Training must start on or before 10/31/15 and end on or before April 30th 2016
• Training must result in a NAM-endorsed credential
• Complete the Pathways to Competiveness (P2C) form on the
For additional information contact:
• Ohio - Cynthia Grier at 330.965.1787, x7144
• Pennsylvania - Rebecca Moder at 724.658.2501
• J Diane Karlin at 330-501-0081
Question and Answer
Thank you for your participation
in today’s Webinar.
For More Information Contact:
J Diane Karlin, Employer Engagement Coordinator
Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative
Industry Partners of Lawrence and Mercer Counties & Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition
330-501-0081 ‚óŹ [email protected]