Canadian and U.S. manufacturing groups move to harmonize skill standards and certifications

The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and the U.S. Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to harmonize standards and certifications for front-line manufacturing production workers. The deal was announced at the annual conference of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO), held on September 28 in Windsor, Ont.

“This harmonization should facilitate the development by manufacturers in both countries of world-class front-line workers with the skills needed able to meet the dual challenges of global economic competitiveness and accelerating technological change,” MSSC chair and CEO Leo Reddy said in a statement.

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