The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) endorses the national program, Manufacturing Skills Certification System (SCS). The partnership adds ISA’s Certified Control Systems Technician and Certified Automation Professional certification programs to the SCS offerings.
The SCS was established by the Manufacturing Institute to develop the nation’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-capable workforce for advanced manufacturing. Among the goals of the partnership with ISA are:
- To align these portable,
industry-recognized credentials with educational curricula and pathways in
grades K-12, and in community colleges’ and four-year colleges’ programs of
study, that lead to high-wage, high-growth technical careers.
- To provide information on these educational
pathways that leads to advanced manufacturing or automation career pathways, to
help connect students and workers to lifelong learning and advancement
- To ensure that advanced manufacturing employers and automation professionals recognize the value of these credentials in their recruitment, screening and hiring processes by recognizing, preferring or requiring portable, industry-recognized credentials