The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), through the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is embarking on a very important activity to determine the use and value of manufacturing credentials. There are many choices of credentials but a significant lack of independent research regarding the quality, market value and effectiveness of manufacturing specific credentials. This research will provide information to U.S. manufacturers, career counselors and job seekers. The information on Manufacturing Credentials will be helpful in reducing training costs and narrowing the skills gap.

On behalf of the NIST MEP and CMTC, we are asking you to participate in this important initiative. Please use the link below to access the survey:

Survey Deadline: June 30, 2017