In 2005-06, manufacturing industry executives, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, identified the basic or core competencies necessary for workers to succeed in virtually all entry-level jobs across all sectors within manufacturing. The NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System will revolutionize education and training for 21st century manufacturing by providing skills assessments, standardized curriculum requirements, and portable credentials that validate the attainment of these critical competencies required by industry.
The NAM system will ensure their workers have the skills required for jobs in today’s manufacturing economy. By recognizing and requiring skills certifications, employers can:
Credentials gained through the NAM system will strengthen an individual’s ability to be mobile in the workforce, compete for higher-level jobs, and move to in-demand careers by:
The NAM system will standardize curriculum requirements leading to: