Educators 2018-08-23T21:18:41+00:00

Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor, Alabama Community College System

ACCS is going statewide with the Dream It Do It program and plans to have a DIDI Ambassador at every Community College campus. Their function will be to assist community schools in getting involved with their local and regional manufacturing companies to help show young students the opportunities for careers in today’s manufacturing. The initiative includes class visits to promote manufacturing careers, student and educator tours of manufacturing facilities, career pathways fairs, internships, job shadows and other career experiences. Your ACCS Ambassador is there to assist career coaches and teachers with connections, planning, and actual events.

MFG Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of makers, builders and dreamers.

Manufacturing Day officially occurs on October 5th.

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The Alabama Community College System is preparing and certifying a world-class workforce! With the new Manufacturing Skill Standards Council’s (MSSC) certification programs being rolled out over the entire state, ACCS is making sure that Alabama’s workforce is ready.

What is the MSSC Certificate Program?

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is the nation’s leading industry-led training, assessment and certification organization focused on the core technical competencies needed by the nation’s frontline production and material handling workers.

Certified Production Technician

The Certified Production Technician (CPT) program addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. Certificates are awarded in Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness and Green Production.

Certified Logistics Technician

The Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) program addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled, frontline material handling workers in all supply chain facilities: in factories, warehouses, distribution centers and transportation companies.

CPT and CLT are both accredited under ANSI-ISO 17024 (Personnel Certification).

Certificates are awarded in Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness.

CPT Certification Training Options

Summer Boot Camp

4 to 6 week boot camp style intensive training that gives the student a full CPT certificate. Great for students that want to have that extra help before starting to look for their first real job.

Dual Enrollment

regular school year. Begin in the 11th grade and have the full certificate by High School Graduation. The certificate travels with them whether they start a job or continue their education. Great for the student that wants to start working immediately after graduation.

2-Year Degree

Incorporate the CPT program into a 2-year program, so that the certifications begin to build up each course you take. Great for the student that has decided that they want to pursue manufacturing or production careers.

4-Year Degree At A University

The certificates still stay with the student as he reaches for a degree. Helps with better options for part-time work while still in school. And it’s amazing how helpful it is to have floor level knowledge when you tackle that management job.

More information on Dream It. Do It. and the MSSC certification program

Report on the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry and the effect it will have on jobs in the coming years.


Booklet for companies to understand the change in the future workforce and how to recruit that future workforce.


Women change the world in advanced manufacturing.


A Toolkit to Engaging Students in STEM Pathways and Manufacturing Careers.


2017 Report on Women in manufacturing and the opportunities for women to enter the manufacturing workforce.


Manufacturing matters: The public’s view of US manufacturing.


Manufacturing matters: Top 10 US public opinions about the manufacturing industry.


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