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MT1 Certificate Program Puts People to Work

MT1 Certificate Program Puts People to Work

Leonard Buster is one of many success stories to come out of the partnership between the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), which in 2015 launched the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certificate program. Buster, an army veteran, was first notified of the program through the Virginia […]

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Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

Charlottesville, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) announced today that the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) has earned the 2015 VMA Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding leadership in increasing access to industry certifications in the Central Virginia region of the Commonwealth. CCWA partners with industry to deliver the MSI Manufacturing Technician […]

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Virginia receives grant to help train residents with disabilities

Virginia receives grant to help train residents with disabilities

Virginia has received a $4.3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help Virginians with disabilities train for and seek employment in high-demand jobs.  Read more here.

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Community Colleges Adopt MSI National Skills Standards for Manufacturing Education and Training Programs

Community Colleges Adopt MSI National Skills Standards for Manufacturing Education and Training Programs

Richmond, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) is pleased to announce four additional Virginia community colleges joining the MSI Academic Partner Network: Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), New River Community College (NRCC), Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC).  Among the Virginia education partners, there are now 15 Virginia […]

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Students Graduate from Carson City Library MT1 Program

As more manufacturing businesses have moved to Northern Nevada, including Tesla in Storey County, Kayla Homme, 22, adjusted her career focus.  “I saw that opportunity,” she said. “I think it’s something like 70 percent men, so I figured as a woman I’d have a better chance.”  When she saw that the Carson City Library was […]

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MSI Industry Credentials Focus of Economic Summit

St. Joseph, MO leaders are on the right track when it comes to improving the city’s workforce development efforts.  That was the message Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from an official who spends each day trying to improve manufacturers’ workplace environment.  Katherine DeRosear, MSI Executive Director, spoke at the 2015 Economic Summit Luncheon at the Downtown […]

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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World’s Largest Animal Health Industry Cluster Adopts MT1 Certificate Program

MSI Press Release – KC Animal Health Corridor Final 9-1-15

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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 […]