MSSC RELEASES "CPT+ SKILL BOSS" NEW HANDS-ON TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM


The MSSC has recently announced the release of its complete hands-on advanced manufacturing CPT+ Skill Boss Training and Certification program. Built upon MSSC's well-established Certified Production Technician (CPT), this new program is designed to prepare certificants with the next generation skills to work in a computer-driven, data-intensive advanced manufacturing workplace.

The centerpiece of this new program is a transformational training device, invented by Amatrol, that enables MSSC to offer hands-on training and assessment as an enhancement to its signature CPT training and certification system.  "Skill Boss" is a computer-controlled machine that performs a wide variety of functions aligned with 55+ skills drawn from the MSSC's National Production Standards.  

The "Skill Boss" device is portable, compact, and "classroom friendly." Additionally, it is designed to cover many of the core technical competencies related to advanced manufacturing discrete parts and process manufacturing.  Skill Boss will enable many more schools, including most high schools, to offer hands-on CPT training and testing.

The current MSSC CPT Program remains in full force as a highly successful program for training and certifying individuals with the core technical competencies needed to enter front-line production jobs in all manufacturing sectors. There is no requirement that education and training institutions offering CPT will need to purchase a Skill Boss trainer.  Nor will there be any change in the credentialing documentation that MSSC provides for successful completion of CPT Modules. CPT+ is a "stackable" credential.  Individuals seeking a CPT+ credential must pass the current multiple-choice assessments for all four CPT Modules: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.

MSSC CPT+ Skill Boss trained Instructors will issue a "MSSC Transcript" to students who satisfactorily complete hands-on training for each of the four CPT Modules. MSSC will also offer a final, hands-on CPT+ Assessment after students pass all four CPT modules. The CPT+ certification will be on diploma-style parchment, suitable for framing, and include two CPT+ arm patches. Assessment related questions and orders will be done through the MSSC Headquarter office.

For more information, contact our office by email at info@msscusa.org or 703-739-9000.