What is Asynchronous virtual reality Training?

Asynchronous training takes place at multiple times of the year and not just on a semester basis. Our cohorts are designed to be available as remote learning accessible at multiple times during the month for access to the same training materials.

Virtual reality and 3D interactive training enhancements are used to provide career on-ramps via short term industry credentials through distance learning, to reskill and upskill folks for in-demand jobs within manufacturing industries.

MSI through its affiliation with Project Sandi provides virtual reality and 3D digitally interactive Science Technology Engineering Math, STEM, education materials in these specific manufacturing career pathways. The content is oriented to those who have a particular STEM interest, or their interest is waiting to be sparked. Digital tools are for broad use by multiple levels (high school, college, adult), and include many topics or disciplines relative to middle and higher-level STEM.

What is a manufacturing technician?

A Manufacturing Technician operates precision machinery, systems, and processes. Typical skills expected in these positions usually include: CAD skills, computer controlled machine programming, precision measurement, process and machine trouble-shooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools. Manufacturing Technicians have enough broad-based knowledge about a multi-step process to successfully troubleshoot and solve problems beyond the scope of typical “machine operators.”

What is the mt1?

The Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry. The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.

The purpose of the MT1 certification program is to document individuals’ mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations.


The core competency areas certified are:

  • Part One – Math and Measurement
  • Part Two – Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology
  • Part Three – Quality and Business Acumen

With this certificate, individuals may apply for advanced standing credit in select degree programs at participating colleges and universities to receive up to six (6) college credits. Advanced standing credit may be used to establish Transfer Credits to other accredited 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.


MSI offers a Pre-MT1 Assessment to students seeking the MT1 Certification. The Pre-MT1 prepares individuals to obtain certifications issued by MSI and included in the National Skills Certification System for critical manufacturing occupations.

This assessment is designed to preview the action competency areas through a simplified 45-minute exam.

If learners score a 75% of higher, they will have a better idea of how they will score on the MT1.

Hear from an academic Partner

“Throughout the most challenging times over the past year, the Manufacturing Skills Institute has been supportive of our needs and creative in meeting the needs of our students and instructors and Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center. Their flexibility and exemplary customer service skills made the challenges of the past year surmountable, while WWRC MTT students continued to flourish and excel!”


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