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Manufacturing Technician 1 Certification

Beginning in January, Washoe County Library System will offer classes and assessment for the Manufacturing Technician 1 Certification, a stackable and portable industry-wide accepted credential for advanced manufacturing.  The assessment tests skills in the areas of math & measurement, spatial reasoning & manufacturing technology, and quality control & business acumen.

What is a Manufacturing Technician?

An MT1 operates precision machinery, systems and processes. Typical skills expected in these positions usually include: CAD skills, computer controlled machine programming, precision measurement, process and machine trouble-shooting, problem-solving, machine maintenance and proficient use of diagnostic and statistical tools. 

These positions generally describe someone who has enough broad-based knowledge about a multi-step process to successfully troubleshoot and solve problems beyond the scope of typical “machine operators." Some jobs performed by certified Manufacturing Technicians include: 

  • Operator
  • Production Operator
  • Production Technician
  • Technician
  • Chemical Equipment Operator
  • Chemical Operator
  • Fixer
  • CNC Technician
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Production Manufacturing Specialist

What is the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification?

The Manufacturing Technician 1 ©(MT1) certification program was developed to meet the growing employment demands of the manufacturing industry.  The MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all sectors of manufacturing.  The core competency areas certified are: (1) Math and Measurement, (2) Spatial Reasoning and Manufacturing Technology, and (3) Business Acumen and Quality.

The purpose of the MT1 certification program is to document an individual's mastery of the critical competencies required for modern manufacturing production and production-related occupations.  The goal of the MT1 certification program is to:

  • Develop a workforce pipeline capable of meeting the requirements of existing and emerging employers in advanced technology industries such as manufacturing,
  • Provide a customized fast track, pathway to stackable credentials for 21st Century advanced technology careers in industry,
  • Provide online and instructor-led training to address identified technical skill gaps, and
  • Provide a pathway to advanced level training and specialized training based on industry requirements for potential new hires and incumbent workers.

What does the MT1 Certification training program entail?

  • 90 hours of instruction, conducted from 12:00 to 6:00 pm on most Saturdays.  Classes begin January 23, 2015 and continue through early June 2016.
  • Instruction is provided by trained and certified library staff in the Community Room at the Sierra View Library.
  • The cost of the training program is $300, which covers the certification assessments at the end of the program.  Students are responsible for half of the cost of the program ($150 per student), with the remaining half paid by EDAWN and the library.

How do I apply for the certification training and assessment?

To apply, complete the online application; all fields are required. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your registration. All registrants must fill out the liability waiver. The $150 assessment fee must be paid, and the waiver submitted, at the Sierra View Library by January 16, 2016.

Washoe County Library System offers the MT1 Certification training and assessment through a partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) and grant support from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development.  For more information on the MT1 certification, visit manufacturingskillsinstitute.org.

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