Finding qualified job candidates is difficult in every industry, but the Manufacturing Institute is making it easier for employers to know who has received the best manufacturing education with the M-List. This list recognizes schools, from high school to college, that teach manufacturing students to industry standards. In particular, the schools on the list offer students the chance to earn NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications.
The certifications are a system of stackable credentials that apply to all sectors of the manufacturing industry. Some of the programs available include certifications for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills, the American Welding Society and the International Society of Automation.
The Manufacturing Institute recently added Daytona State College as the newest member of the M-List for its excellent Welding Technology and Advanced Manufacturing courses. Daytona is not the only Florida school to be added to the M-List, and Florida is not the only state to boast a school as a member of the certification program. Schools all over the U.S. can be found on the M-List, such as: Laney College in California; Harper College in Illinois; and ECPI University in Virginia.
With a demand for skilled manufacturing workers, manufacturing recruiters know how to utilize the type of information found on the M-List to track down exceptional employees.