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About the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI)

The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) provides relevant education and skills training and certifications for careers in advanced manufacturing by offering world-class training programs delivered by MSI and MSI education partner institutions.  Through the partnership between industry and education, employers set the skill standards for MSI program offerings anywhere offered to ensure learning is linked to employment and career advancement opportunities.  The MSI provides programs in advanced technology and automation aligned to manufacturers skills needs.  Courses are taught by instructors with professional experiences in manufacturing to ensure knowledge and skill transfer from the classroom. The MSI’s advanced technology and automation programs put individuals on an immediate career pathway leading to employment and career advancement.

Innovation and technological advances are rapidly transforming US manufacturing. Production is being streamlined and processes automated.  The skills required of “advanced” manufacturing workers have likewise evolved. Worker skills have not kept pace with the needs of the integrated factory. The resulting “skills gaps” have produced 600,000 unfilled manufacturing jobs nationally. The MSI helps companies to grow, attract and retain the workforce necessary to remain competitive in today’s competitive global marketplace.

From making jets fly to creating life-saving medicine, careers in advanced technology industries offer exceptional pay, opportunities for advancement and skills that can be transferred across multiple industries.  Whether you are already employed, getting ready to leave the military, or looking for a career change, the advanced technology industries in the manufacturing sector have career opportunities waiting for you.