For manufacturers to continue to innovate and achieve business success in the competitive global market, it is critical that they have access to talented individuals with advanced skills. But it is becoming increasingly difficult to find these individuals with the right skills to fill the open jobs that abound in manufacturing. Providing competency-based, customized education is now necessary to effectively train individuals to fill these positions. AFS and Its Institute is working hard to bring you all new competency-based certifications specific for the metalcasting industry.

As an Allied Association Partner of the Manufacturing Institute, our intent is to align these new certifications with the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System (MSCS) developed by the Manufacturing Institute. “The NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System is a system of stackable credentials applicable to all sectors in the manufacturing industry. These nationally portable, industry-recognized credentials validate the skills and competencies needed to be productive and successful in entry-level positions in any manufacturing environment, and can be learned and earned in secondary and post-secondary education.”

Look for our new certifications to be released in 2014. In the meantime, we’ve included some links and resources about the NAM-Endorsed MSCS below.

The Manufacturing Institute
Allied Association Partners
MSCS Executive Brief
Skills Certification Overview
About Stackable Credentials
Military Manufacturing Pipeline