Skill Boss - Performance-based Assessment for Manufacturing

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Skill Boss is a fully-functional, tabletop-sized mechatronics system designed to assess over 60 performance-based, industry-relevant skills.

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), a non-profit, industry-led, training, and certification organization, along with Amatrol, the leader in skill-based training systems, developed Skill Boss as an assessment tool, based on industry-defined and federally-endorsed standards.

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

Amatrol develops cutting edge, interactive training tools for to equip individuals with the skills technical equipment, solve problems and adapt to a rapidly-changing work environments. Amatrol's training systems are created and built by experts in their field, integrating the best practices in training and education to deliver knowledge and technical skills for today's careers. The systems include highly interactive eLearning, hands-on simulators, and more to train students 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 basic technical skills to advanced technology troubleshooting for both degree and certification preparation. The 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. 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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