Manufacturing Institute officials have announced that Gateway Technical College is a charter member of the M-List, which recognizes schools that prepare workers to the level of industry standards in advanced manufacturing.
Gateway is the only charter member in Wisconsin to receive this honor.
The institute says colleges on the list “have arranged their coursework around industry standards, and they make sure students earn credentials that are in the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.”
“With such a trusted standard, it takes the guesswork out of hiring welders, machinists, production workers and other key positions that make manufacturing hum,” the institute concluded.
The M-List represents national institutions recognized as “Manufacturers Endorsed.” These institutions include community colleges, technical schools, high schools, four-year colleges and universities that deliver high-quality manufacturing training programs. The measure of quality is set by the manufacturing industry.
The Manufacturing Institute is a Washington, DC-based organization dedicated to improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States. It is affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers.