Manufacturing Skills Certification System - Indiana

Washington, DC

Indiana is joining other states in aligning its educational and career pathways with a nationally recognized skills certification system.


The project enables Indiana to join four states (North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Washington) that are leading efforts nationally to align educational and career pathways with the National Association of Manufacturers-endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.

Expected Outcomes: 
  • Increase in the number of Hoosiers who will earn a postsecondary credential with value in the workplace.
  • Alignment of stackable industry-recognized skills certifications with educational degree pathways in Ivy Tech community colleges and four-year institutions (Purdue and Indiana Universities’ regional universities) and with career pathways in advanced manufacturing.
  • Modularization of the college curriculum along the pathway to shorten the time to credentials and provide more on- and off-ramps in postsecondary education.
  • Strengthening of employer engagement through a partnership with Conexus Indiana.
Jennifer McNelly
Senior Vice President


1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
United States