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MSSC partners with Houston Community College to meet workforce needs of Houston employers

New certification added to college's Associate in Manufacturing degree program.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
July 24, 2013

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) and Houston Community College (HCC) have partnered to add the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician (CPTAE) certification to HCC’s Associate of Arts and Sciences in manufacturing degree program. HCC currently offers MSSC’s Certified Logistics Technician (CLTAE) certification. These certifications will help students gain the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in Houston’s job market.

“This partnership is a historically significant event for HCC and the Houston Community,” said HCC acting chancellor Renee Byas. “The Greater Houston Partnership lists Houston as the number one manufacturing city in the country. Through this partnership, Houston’s manufacturing industries will have direct input in the kind of training they need for their employees. HCC and MSSC working together will develop the programs needed to certify the workforce, giving local businesses the skilled employee pool they need.”

“MSSC is delighted to work with Houston Community College to provide industry-recognized, national certifications to meet the workforce skill needs in the dynamic, rapidly growing Houston area for both manufacturing and logistics (M&L),” said Leo Reddy, CEO of the MSSC. “The closely integrated industries of M&L, together represent one-third of the heavily industrialized Texas economy, well above the national average of 27%.”

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