MACWIC Certification and Credentialing
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP)
Mass MEP developed these valuable credentials for the manufacturing sector workforce pipeline in collaboration with industry leaders and educators from across the Commonwealth. The program provides MACWIC Level 1 & Level 2 Certification in Basic Manufacturing Skills Credentialing. Two levels of testing are available, covering both the basic competency skills that entry-level positions require in today’s advanced manufacturing environment, as well as the more advanced computer-assisted manufacturing utilized by most manufacturers today. This industry developed and recognized testing, is fully embedded within Massachusetts vocational high schools, as part of their machine tool technology/advanced manufacturing track, and has also become a standard offering within machining and manufacturing-related programs at comprehensive high schools, community colleges, continuing adult education programs, Job Corps, Mass HIRE and various re-entry programs across the state. In addition, students who earn MACWIC Level 1 Certification also receive a Machine Operator Pre-Apprentice Certification from the Mass. Division of Apprentice Standards, and 40 of the required 150 apprentice hours. MACWIC Partner High Schools are also provided with valuable supplemental curriculum resources for teacher utilization in the classroom.