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Governor Ivey announces Alabama as first state to roll out nationally recognized manufacturing credentials at every community college

October 12, 2017 - Governor Kay Ivey, while speaking at the Southern Automotive Conference Friday, announced that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS), through a partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), will be offering nationally-recognized and industry-led credentials at every college this Spring. This rollout makes Alabama the first state in the nation to offer the MSSC credentials statewide.

“We are once again proving Alabama is a leader in the automotive industry by offering these credentials in all of our two-year colleges,” Governor Ivey said. “It’s only fitting that this announcement comes on Manufacturing Day. Alabama is committed to providing a 21st Century workforce that is prepared for 21st Century manufacturing like that found in this growing auto industry.”

The MSSC is an industry-led, and federally recognized training, assessment and certification system focused on the skills and knowledge needed by today’s manufacturing workforce. Through a partnership with the Alabama Community College System and MSSC, Alabama students will now have the ability to be certified as a Certified Production Technician (CPT) or Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) through the completion of approved coursework and training.

Courses can be offered for credit as part of a degree program or as a non-credit offering. Additionally, the courses will be available to high school students participating in dual enrollment across the state.

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