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Kids learn tests of strength at STIHL’S summer technology camp.

Kids learn tests of strength at STIHL’S summer technology camp.

Kids learn tests of strength at STIHL’S summer technology camp.  Click here to continue.

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Stihl’s manufacturing technology summer camp helps to address the skills gap

Stihl’s manufacturing technology summer camp helps to address the skills gap

Over the next decade, 2 million manufacturing jobs out of 3.5 million available positions are expected to go unfilled according to the National Association of Manufacturers. That shortage of needed versus available talent is why summer camps, such as the Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at Stihl, are vital to help introduce young people to the […]

Missouri effort closes gap in workers’ skills using MT1

Missouri effort closes gap in workers’ skills using MT1

Two million jobs nationwide go unfilled due to a gap between workers’ skills and what advanced manufacturing requires, according to the respected Brookings Institution.  This matters if you are a job seeker in the technical fields who finds he or she lacks the preparation to compete for these positions.  Read more.  

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VMA Published in Industry Today – Virginia is for Manufacturers

VMA Published in Industry Today – Virginia is for Manufacturers

The state of Virginia can be characterized by a diverse landscape, with beaches dotting its coast, the city of Washington D.C. bordering and influencing its north, and a deep-seeded, rich, rural landscape spanning across the south and west. The manufacturing scene, quite appropriately, isn’t much different. In a conversation with Industry Today, Brett Vassey, President […]

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MT1 National Skills Standards Provide Qualified Workers for Northern Nevada

MSI Press Release – Nevada’s Working Capital 8-25-15 Final

Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Contributes to National Skills Certification Growth

  Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Contributes to National Skills Certification Growth Katherine DeRosear, 804.643.7489, ext. 22 RICHMOND, VA – Since 2011, over 418,000 industry-based certifications have been issued by credentialing partners of the national Skills Certification System endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The MSI Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification is integral […]