The MSI MT1 Certified Trainer Course is a three day intensive train-the-trainer program to teach instructor candidates how to deliver the MSI-approved MT1 instructor-led curriculum in a classroom as well as online.  Trainers can be secondary or post-secondary educators or corporate trainers. Individuals interested in becoming a Certified MT1 Trainer should have experience in industry; however, this is not a requirement.  Academic faculty and staff with a contextual understanding of advanced manufacturing or experience in the skilled trades are also good candidates to become certified trainers.  Certified MT1 Trainers must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the MT1 Body of Knowledge as evidenced by successfully obtaining the MT1 Certification.

MT1 Certified Trainer Course

The MT1 certificate program is a highly specialized training program based on core manufacturing skills and the techniques and interrelationships found in high performance manufacturing and production. MT1 instruction focuses on the critical actions, STEM knowledge, systems and processes necessary to participate in an advanced manufacturing enterprise.  The MT1 Trainer Certification Course provides new instructors with the core industry-wide technical skills required to deliver the MSI approved MT1 training modules.  Certified MT1 Trainers are equipped to teach entry- to mid-level manufacturing production tasks that lead to technician jobs in the manufacturing industry.

2020-2021 MT1 Certified Trainer Course Schedule

April7-9, 2021Virtual
July14-16, 2021Virtual
August25-27, 2021Virtual
November3-5, 2021Virtual

NOTE: Course sessions require minimum of five (5) participants.  If a session is not full, course registrants will be asked to select alternate session date(s).  Remote training can be provided in your region with a minimum of six (6) participants.

Course Tuition

The MT1 Certified Trainer Course tuition includes: Instructor Resource Guide, Student Workbooks, MSI Learning Network eCourse Guide, PowerPoint Instructional Slides and MT1 assessment testing (pre- and post-course).  All trainer candidates are required to bring a laptop.

MT1 Certified Trainer Network (Professional Development and Peer-to-Peer Learning)

The MT1 Certified Trainer Network is a Community of Practitioners to share the unique value of the MT1 certificate program’s curriculum, assessments, collateral materials, Online Learning Lab, Action Learning Lab and Learning Management System (LMS).  MSI Academic Partners are encouraged to incorporate the third-party validated industry-recognized curriculum into degree pathways – this assures high school CTE, associate, certificate, bachelors and masters students that they have a nationally portable degree and industry credential.

Certified trainers will be included in continuing professional education seminars, webinars and programs hosted regularly by the MSI.  Topics may include best practices, tax/funding incentives, “how to” disaggregate the MT1 curriculum into modular courses, etc.  MSI Academic Partners receive a list of workshop topics and meeting dates, which are also included in the MT1 Certified Trainer Learning Management System (private access).

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