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Manufacturers - Your Input is Needed

Posted by Impact Dakota on Jun 15, 2017 12:22:54 PM

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 Impact Dakota I am asking you to participate in this important initiative.  Use the link below to access the survey:

Thank you for your time and attention.  We request the survey to be completed by June 30, 2017.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions. 


Tony Richards, President/CEO
701-354-0976 • 866-297-8250

Impact Dakota Blog is a blog dedicated to supporting North Dakota’s manufacturing community improve People, Purpose, Processes and Performance. Entries provide information on opportunities, new ideas, quick tips, celebrations of success, and well, frankly, anything to help you become a better manufacturer.   

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