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Even in these difficult economic times, manufacturers continue to struggle finding workers with the right skills for today’s technology driven workplace. According to the NAM Skills Gap Report, a majority of respondents identified a shortage of qualified skilled production employees including machinists, operators, and technicians. No longer is there room in manufacturing for unskilled workers. A skilled workforce is vital to the success of any manufacturer competing in this global economy.

A highly skilled worker must demonstrate that they can engage in their work, work effectively with others, identify and solve problems, and continue to acquire the necessary knowledge to succeed in their work roles. These proficiencies are paramount in a productive work environment and allow employers to remain agile enough to adjust to a variety of economic conditions.

Increasingly, manufacturers are looking to national organizations to identify, develop and establish skill standards. These industry-defined skills offer both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the necessary skills for the technologically intensive jobs of the 21st century. Whether establishing basic competencies for an entry-level job or a specific career path such as a CNC Machine Operator, national standards establish the core competencies that can be used as a comparative benchmark.

NAM-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System, which focuses on industry-wide technical skills, includes two key certification areas: Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT); and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) metal forming credentials.

NIMS endorses Amatrol’s CNC Machine Operator Program exclusively as the recommended preparation method for the NIMS CNC Machine Operator Certifications.

Learn more about the NIMS CNC Operator Certification Program.

Additionally, MSSC has named Amatrol the official e-Learning provider for their Certified Production Technician Program and exclusive supplier for the high school CPT program.

Learn more about the 950-CPT1 Certified Production Technician Program.

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