Skill Boss: Comprehensive Assessment

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Hands-on Training & Assessment that meet MSSC standards for Certified Production Technician (CPT) Plus certifications
CPT Training with MSSC standards

"CPT Plus" Certification Assessment

CPT Plus certification provides employers further proof of an individual's skill set by requiring successful demonstration of hands-on on skills in electronic, electrical, fluid power and mechanical systems.

Skill Boss, designed to meet MSSC standards, is a hands-on skill training & assessment system that integrates seamlessly into any manufacturing program and is required for Certified Production Technician (CPT) Plus certification

Amatrol’s Skill Boss (95-MSB1) offers organizations performance-based assessment for evaluating the skill levels and competencies of future machine operators. This system fits onto a standard tabletop and features an electric motor, variable frequency drive, human-machine interface, pneumatic pick-and-place module, and much more! When setup, this system will quality test and sort blocks made from plastic and metal.

Skill Boss was designed to assess the hands-on skills needed by today’s modern manufacturing production areas including assembly & machine operation. No other system boasts this many technologies in a portable platform.

Use Skill Boss to Gain MSSC’s CPT Plus Certification

This system is used by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) for its Certified Production Technician (CPT) Plus certification. The Skill Boss assessment system, designed to meet MSSC standards, is a hands-on skill assessment system that integrates seamlessly into any manufacturing program. MSSC’s CPT Plus program provides proof of an individual’s ability to perform a wide range of hands-on technical skills in electronic, electrical, fluid power, & mechanical systems.

The CPT Program is an industry-led standards-based training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s advanced manufacturing workforce. The interactive multimedia curriculum for each program is identical and focuses on building foundational workplace skills for advanced manufacturing careers within areas like safety, quality, manufacturing processes and maintenance, as well as cross-functional skills such as communications, teamwork, customer awareness and workplace conduct. The CPT Plus certification expands on the full CPT credential by providing employees with proof that an individual has the comprehensive technical knowledge and hands-on skills needed to be immediately productive.

Develop/Evaluate Individuals Skills Sets

Skills Boss provides the tool you need to teach or evaluate an individual's skills as they install, adjust and troubleshoot components on this fully functional mechatronics system, applicable to both discrete parts and process manufacturing.

Performing a real-world sorting & finishing process, Skill Boss automatically feeds parts into the system where they are rejected or accepts to continue the process. If accepted, the parts are buffed with a polish wheel before a 3-axis robotic pick & place system picks up the part and moves it into "finished goods" based on its material.

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One of the most significant challenges facing the workforce today is a skilled worker shortage. Because of this, Amatrol is dedicated to providing schools with learning solutions that will cover applicable STEM knowledge and advanced manufacturing topics and skills.

Amatrol creates innovative, interactive learning solutions for industry and education to equip learners with the necessarskills to master technical systems, solve problems and adapt to a rapidly-changing workplace. Amatrol's learning solutions are designed and built by employees who are experts in their field, integrating the best practices in education and training to deliver knowledge and skills for real jobs.

Amatrol is the world’s leader in skills-based, interactive technical learning. Their learning solutions range from engaging high school students in the learning of basic science and math to teaching hands-on skills in the latest, highly sophisticated motor drives. Amatrol’s learning solutions include interactive multimedia as well as print-based student learning materials, virtual trainers, teacher’s guides, industrial quality hands-on training equipment, and instructor training.

Amatrol designs, develops and manufactures technical learning systems, highly interactive eLearning, hands-on simulators, and more to train tomorrow’s workforce for many diverse industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, packaging, etc. Didactic organizations such as colleges, universities, and high schools use these made-in-the-USA products to teach individuals technical and workplace skills ranging from entry level technical skills to advanced technology troubleshooting for both degree and certification preparation. Real world components are used in the training equipment along with in-depth curricula to build the workforce’s next generation.

Amatrol offers a rich array of multimedia and eLearning on a broad array of topics including power and energy, controls, manufacturing processes, design, fluids, fluid power, thermal, electrical, electrical motors, mechanical, communications, robotics, computer integrated manufacturing, mechatronics, and automation. In addition to learning systems geared toward post-secondary and industrial customers, Amatrol also offers systems specifically designed for high schools.

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