Closing the Skills Gap Through Credentials – Pt 2

We recently published a blog post and online survey sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to examine the quality, market value, and effectiveness of manufacturing credentials.  Thank you for participating!

The study, conducted in partnership with Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), will contribute to the body of knowledge for manufacturing-related skills credentials and identify skill gaps that could be filled by new credentials.

The survey project would like to gain more in-depth information about how credentials are being used (or not) in manufacturing facilities and gather input on what new or improved credentials may be needed.  We are asking for your continued support to participate in one of our virtual focus groups. Please consider committing one (1) individual from your organization, such as the CEO, HR director, line supervisor or other professionals that engage with hiring and managing individuals in your workplace.

Our focus group sessions will be via WebEx web link.  We have scheduled 10, 1.5-hour sessions.  We ask that you consider registering for 1 session.  Registration is limited for each session.  Please consider helping us.  Choose one of the following dates and times, the link will take you to the registration site.

Thank you again for participating in the survey.  If you have any questions or requests for additional information, please contact mary.pacelli@nist.gov