Manufacturer Resources

Return on Investment from Hiring a MT1 Certified Person

The MT1 cost savings is realized in the hiring process and daily manufacturing operations. The National Association of Manufacturers estimates it costs each manufacturer $37,725 to fill five (5) vacancies:

  • Advertising = $17,500
  • Interviewing (50 candidates) = $6,750
  • Meetings (staff time) = $2,025
  • Pre-employment testing = $10,200
  • Human resources (staff time) = $1,250

This is $7,545 per new hire. Through the increased use of industry certifications, employers can reduce hiring costs by an estimated 50% or $18,862.  In addition, employers report the following MT1 results with existing workers:

  • Maximizing manufacturing efficiencies;
  • Improving quality of product to meet customer requirements;
  • Achieving weekly product output goals;
  • Assisting engineering with technical tasks, reducing tool downtime and cycle time.

Benefit from MSI Academic and Workforce Network Resources

  • Gain access to MSI Academic and Workforce Network and peer-to-peer discussions.
  • Participate in MSI Workforce Solutions professional education opportunities, such as topic specific webinars and programs on promising practices, funding opportunities and how to customize workforce solutions for employers.
  • Remain current on national and state-wide industry research and events.
  • Be promoted on all MSI partner collateral materials, website and at MSI and VMA events as premier partners of MSI’s workforce solutions to close career planning and skills gaps.

Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Assistance

MSI provides for the assistance of its members to develop effective quality and environmental systems which meet the requirements of international standards and the United State Government.  For an organization to function effectively, it has to determine and manage numerous linked activities. An activity or set of activities using resources, and managed in order to enable the transformation of inputs into outputs, can be considered as a process. Often the output from one process directly forms the input to the next.

The application of a system of processes within an organization, together with the identification and interactions of these processes, and their management to produce the desired outcome, can be referred to as the “process approach”.

An advantage of the process approach is the ongoing control that it provides over the linkage between the individual processes within the system of processes, as well as over their combination and interaction.

When used within a quality or environmental management system, such an approach emphasizes the importance of

  1.  understanding and meeting requirements,
  2.  the need to consider processes in terms of added value,
  3.  obtaining results of process performance and effectiveness, and
  4.  continual improvement of processes based on objective measurement.

Monitoring of customer satisfaction requires the evaluation of information relating to customer perception as to whether the organization has met the customer requirements.

For information and pricing on QMS and EMS assistance please contact us by phone or email: 

MSI Workforce Solutions Team

Phone: 804-643-7489, ext. 131
Fax:  804-780-3853
Email us