Manufacturing Institute Announces M-List of Schools Teaching NAM-Endorsed Skills
May 31, 2013
The Manufacturing Institute The schools on the M-List have arranged their coursework around industry standards as part of their manufacturing education programs, enabling students to earn credentials that are in the NAM-endorsed system There are nearly 40 community colleges, technical schools, and universities on the initial list. The M-List will also recognize high schools. Some schools are aligned with an accelerated version of the skills system called Right Skills Now. Schools that are interested in becoming recognized with the Manufacturing Institute can submit an application at the organization's website Various industry trade groups have pitched their certifications into the Manufacturing Skills Certification System. They include the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council and its Certified Production Technician marker, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills in machining and metalworking, American Welding Society, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) and its Precision Sheet Metal Operator Certification, International Society of Automation, International Fluid Power Society, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and others. In a presentation of the system at an FMA workforce development conference All three education, certification, and career pathways will be properly aligned with this system, Weil said.