MSSC Wins Coveted Manufacturing Leadership Award

               MSSC Wins Coveted Manufacturing Leadership Award

PR Newswire

PALM BEACH, Fla., June 5, 2014

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 theindustry 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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