Manufacturing Technician Level 1

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.

BECOME AN MT1 CERTIFIED TRAINER

The MT1 Certified Trainer 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.

2024 MT1 CERTIFIED TRAINER COURSE SCHEDULE & INFORMATION

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Certification

The core competency areas certified are:

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

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.

Preparation

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.

BECOME AN MT1 CERTIFIED TRAINER

MT1 CERTIFIED TRAINER COURSE

The MT1 Certified Trainer 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. Trainers can be secondary or post-secondary educators, or corporate trainers. Individuals interested in become 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.

MT1 Trainer Recertification

The MT1 Trainer License is good for 3 years from initial certification. MT1 Trainers must attend the 3-day MT1 Certified Trainer Course and pass the MS and MT1 exam to become a Certified MT1 Trainer. Trainer Recertification can occur by completing a series of professional development activities and benchmarks as approved by MSI or by passing the MS and MT1 assessments again.

MT1 CERTIFIED TRAINER NETWORK

The MT1 Certified Trainer Network is a community that shares 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’s Academic Partners are encouraged to incorporate the third-party validated industry-recognized curriculum into degree pathways – this assures students at all levels that they have a nationally portable degree and industry credential.

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!”

JALE RAMSEY, EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR (2020)

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