Certifying Core Technical Skills


By Leo Reddy

The industry-led MSSC is the nation’s leading training, assessment and certification organization focused on the core technical competencies needed by the nation’s frontline production workforce. The MSSC’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) is based upon industry-defined, federally-endorsed, and nationally validated skill standards. It provides a solid foundation of technical and employability skills applicable to all of some 6 million front-line manufacturing production jobs in the U.S.

The Industrial Athlete
CPT offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the knowledge and skills increasingly needed in the technology-intensive advanced manufacturing jobs of the 21st Century. Under its motto, “Certifying the Industrial Athlete of the Future,” MSSC is focused on building the agile, next generation production worker able to keep pace with technological change and rapidly acquire the skills and knowledge to fill a wide variety of production jobs.

image1The CPT certification addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. MSSC awards certificates to individuals who pass the industry-defined cut scores in any of its five Production Modules: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Maintenance Awareness, and Green Production.  It awards a full CPT Certification to those who