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HCC Expanding National Association of Manufacturing-endorsed Certifications

To meet Houston-area employer needs and to emphasize job preparedness training and the use of “skill standards” for students, Houston Community College (HCC) is expanding its National Association of Manufacturing endorsed certifications by adding the level one, Certified Production Technology Certificate and launching two programs for veterans.

As part of this process, HCC is joining forces with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSCC), which works hand in glove with National Association of Manufacturers Manufacturing Institute (NAM-MI) as one of the Founders of the NAM-endorsed Skills Certification System. Mr. Leo Reddy, CEO of MSSC and HCC Acting Chancellor, Rene Byass will formalize the partnership Wednesday, July 24 through the signing of the agreement between the two organizations.

HCC has been developing an enhanced workforce instruction model for the past 18 months with a focus on the high demand for skilled employees in Manufacturing. Students will have the opportunity to quickly learn the skills and knowledge for a certificate or degree in their target industry. HCC currently offers two MSSC certifications in Logistics, and the new partnership will include the MSSC Certified Production Technician as part of the AAS in Manufacturing.

This framework can also be tailored to specific employer needs to meet specific customized training for incumbent workers towards preparation for relevant industry certifications. As part of this new focus, all workforce programs at HCC have already identified relevant industry certifications as part of the training preparation for its students, and is in the process of including new certifications to some of the programs.

Currently, HCC offers American Welding Society (AWS), NCCER, and Workkeys: Career Readiness Certificates.

The signature event will take place Wednesday, July 24 at 11:00am at the Houston Community College Administration Building, 3100 Main. State Representative Jim Murphy will attend the event.


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