PMMI announced that its Mechatronics Certificate program has been added to The Manufacturing Institute’s Manufacturing Skills Certification Systems (SCS) offerings. The Manufacturing Institute is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
“Since work on the Mechatronics Certificate program began,
it’s been PMMI’s hope that curriculum developers and schools around the country
would adopt these standards to provide more training for this important career
path,” says Charles D. Yuska, President & CEO, PMMI. “Being included in the
NAM-endorsed SCS goes a long way toward achieving that goal.”
The Mechatronics Certificate Program is the result of a
partnership between PMMI, the Mid-Atlantic Mechatronics Advisory Council, and
several packaging and technical schools. To date, three programs have been
launched: Introduction to Industrial Electricity, Introduction to Mechanical
Components and the newest, launched at PACK EXPO Las Vegas this week,
Introduction to PLCs. Plans are to provide tests in four key areas: mechanical,
electrical, controls and computer science.
In 2009, PMMI’s skill standards for mechatronics were added
to the Competency Model Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL)
More information about
PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificates is available at
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies
that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the
United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and
materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging,
and its mission is to improve and promote members' abilities to meet the needs
of their customers.
PMMI organizes the PACK
EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO
PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply
chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK
EXPO International at McCormick
Place in Chicago, Oct.
Learn more about PMMI
and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org
PMMI Mechatronics Certification is NAM endorsed
September 28, 2011