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

About PMMI
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. 28–31, 2012.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and