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The SCJC MAP (Second Chance Job Center Manufacturing ApprenticeshipProgram), designed by the MSSC (Manufacturers Skills Standard Council) a national leader for career training in the manufacturing industry prepares students with the skills and experience needed for a successful career in the manufacturing industry through certification programs, mentoring, pre-apprenticeships and job placement services. 

Using MSSC we institute formal classroom training and on the job experience to insure the successful certification of participants. SCJC MAP training lays a foundation for crucial basic knowledge and skills needed in the manufacturing industry.  SecondChanceJobCenter integrates a unique combination of new and existing programs to include the crucial foundation of intensive Cognitive Behavior Training (CBT) to teach participants crucial life / soft skills crucially needed in today’s society, not just the workplace.


Our Instructors / Coaches teaching SCJC MAP are credentialed and licensed by The MSSC and must complete the training course by The MSSC in order to teach the MSSC / SCJC MAP programs. They must possess experience in manufacturing (usually a minimum of 5 years), a passion for the industry and a commitment to sharing their knowledge.


The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) was officially recognized by the federal National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) in 1998 as the “Voluntary Partnership” for Manufacturing under the bipartisan National Skill Standards Act of 1994. MSSC was mandated to establish the industry‐defined core skill standards and certifications needed for frontline work (entry‐level through frontline supervisor) common across all sectors of manufacturing.

For this purpose, MSSC assembled in 1998‐2001 one of the largest coalitions in U.S. workforce education history: 234 leading corporations and trade associations, 378 Career‐Tech Ed (CTE) schools and the leading industrial unions collaborated in developing the standards, which were then validated nationwide with an additional 500 companies and 4,000 frontline workers. This public‐private partnership expended $5 million in federal funds and $4 million in an industry in‐kind match.

The NSSB formally approved the MSSC Standards in 2001. The U.S. Department of Education promptly used the MSSC Standards to define the manufacturing portion of its “Career Pathways” for the 16 clusters of the economy. The U.S. Department of Labor subsequently used these standards as the research foundation and nomenclature for its Advanced Manufacturing Competencies Model. To ensure that its standards remain current with industry best practice, MSSC updates them annually with industry subject matter experts.

MSSC has partnered with NOCTI, a leading assessment provider, to deliver assessments aligned with these standards, resulting in the Certified Production Technician (CPT®) certification. MSSC has also partnered with Amatrol and the Indiana AFL‐CIO Labor Institute for Training to develop state‐of‐the‐art, multimedia, interactive computer‐based simulation training.

To meet its certification mandate, MSSC developed an industry‐defined assessment with NOCTI, a leading assessment provider for industrial occupations, to issue a Certified Production Technician (CPT®) certification. Over the years, several other federal agencies and programs have used MSSC’s standards‐based training and certification programs including the Army, Air Force, Marines, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Job Corps and the federal prison system. In 2009, MSSC became a Founding Partner of the NAM‐endorsed Skills Certification System. In 2011, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited MSSC under ISO Standard 17024 (Personnel Certification) for CPT®, making MSSC the only national certification body with this esteemed recognition for manufacturing.

MSSC’s Work Standards for Production are organized around five key activity areas.

• Safety

• Quality Practices and Measurement

• Manufacturing Processes and Production

• Maintenance Awareness

• Green Production*


This organized, innovative and comprehensive training model provides a solid foundation for all participants to insure success and future employment opportunities in a fast moving manufacturing career.

Graduate placements with motivated employers / partner manufactures with a high demand for certified technicians make an immediate and significant impact to the futures and employment outcomes for participants and employers.

Students who graduate from our Licensed MSSC / SCJC MAP Programs enter the job market with an: Industry-recognized, portable, pre-apprenticeship credential that is: Accepted by The Department of Labor (DOL) and qualifies them for Employment in the manufacturing industry nationally.

We take pride in knowing that the national job placement rate of MSSC / SCJC MAP graduates over the last 3 years is averaging around 90%.