With the large number of military personnel transitioning out of the Corps and seeking to enter the civilian workforce, there is a need for skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. The Education Office is currently participating in the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Pilot Program that is part of the White House’s New Credentialing Initiative designed to help military personnel to gain certifications that are beneficial within the Marine Corps, as well as to prepare them for job opportunities in the supply/logistics industries. The MSSC includes two assessments: foundational level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and mid-level Certified Logistics Technician (CLT). CLA is a prerequisite for CLT.
“The thing that interested me most about the MSSC examination was the prospect of obtaining a certification that would carry weight in the civilian sector over the training the Marine Corps provided to me. The education center de- scribed to me the difficulty of the exam, but also the benefit of obtaining such a certification. The exam covered material that was taught to me in the Marine Corps, but the vocabulary was drastically different. I am currently pursuing my B.S. in Management/Logistics through Park University, and those classes properly prepared me for the exam. If it were not for the edu- cation from Park University, I most likely would have not passed the exam. I would highly encourage any eligible Marine to take the exam. These certifications are what can setup Marines for success outside of the Marine Corps. I plan on using this certification to better my chances at being hired outside of the Marine Corps. Thank you again for everything and the opportunity!”
R/S Corporal Hartig, Dylan J.
During the months of May and June, 13 military personnel in the 0431 Logistics/Embarkation, 3043 Supply Administration Operation Specialists, 3051 Warehouse Clerks, and 0491 Computer Operators took advantage of this pilot program. Two participants earned their certifications in both the CLA and CLT.
All interested service members are encouraged to visit the Education Office in the Jerry W. Marvel Training & Education Building 4335, Room 217, or call 252-466-3500.