NCSCA News

Industry-Endorsed Certification Unveiled

Certified Automation Technician credential developed in conjunction with MSSC and Amatrol

Career and Technical Education programs are leading the way to ensure that students are career-ready when they exit their post-secondary programs. Technical curricula provide the means for students to acquire technical and academic skills that are necessary to their success in the workforce. CTE programs are strengthened when they are able to offer opportunities for students to earn industry-recognized credentials that provide proof of skills competency. Credentialing increases students’ incentive to complete a technical program and increases their employability and potential for career growth.

The National Center for Supply Chain Automation has partnered with MHI, the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), and Amatrol to develop an industry endorsed certification for supply chain automation. We are excited to announce that the Certified Automation Technician (CAT) credential will be piloted in 2019, providing a baseline to validate entry level workers’ skills and a tool to test/validate existing workers’ skills.