Illinois State Senator Dan Cronin visited gearmotor manufacturer Bison Gear and Engineering Corporation on Nov. 6 to explore Bison's implementation of the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skill Standards Certification (MSSC) Program for his cable television series "Illinois Education." MSSC resulted from a voluntary partnership between industry, labor and education to raise the skill level of America's production workforce and increase global competitiveness.
The MSSC System awards Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificates to individuals who pass any or all of its four production modules: Safety, Quality Practices and Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production, and Maintenance Awareness. The CPT certificates are nationally portable and have been officially recognized by the Illinois Manufacturers Association as a credential for hiring production workers.
The 25-minute "Illinois Education" video can be viewed at the BisonGear.com Web site.