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PROVIDING THE NEXT GENERATION WORKFORCE

The Manufacturing Driver's License (MDL) is a program that assesses skill levels of jobseekers, introduces foundational skills and provides direct access to manufacturing jobs or additional training to meet a partner company's job requirement.


MDL Graduates provide Manufacturers with guaranteed skills. As a partner company:

  • You have direct access to MDL graduates to interview them for vacant jobs.

  • Your MDL graduate employees have access to continued education as a registered TNCC student.

MDL Graduates Earn Specific Credentials:

  • Six (6) Continuing Education Units. (It is planned to provide College credits for the program. Once approved, all graduates will be awarded the related number of credits.)

  • Certificate of Completion listing all accomplishments.

  • Silver Level Career Readiness Certificate Plus (CRC+) – confirms skill level 4 was achieved in WorkKeys Reading for Information, Locating Information, Applied Mathematics, and WorkKeys Applied Technology or Observation.

  • OSHA 10-hour General Industry Certificate.

MDL Entrance Requirements Assure Employees of Readiness Levels:

  • Career Readiness Certificate, CRC, Silver (Level 4 in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information).

  • Clear drug test.

  • Satisfactory background checks.

  • Successful interview with small panel of peer employers.

MDL Graduates have completed and been evaluated to the following required standards:

The following skills will have been completed and evaluated to the
required standards:

  • Completed the CRC+, to include WorkKeys Applied Technology Level 3 or Observation Level 4.*

  • Complete all foundation courses to pre-requisite required standards.

  • Wear PPE correctly, to include eye-wear, gloves, footwear, ears and head protection.

  • Measure and mark specified material to an accuracy of 1/32” or 1 mm using appropriate tools such as a tape measure and scale.

  • Convert fractions of units (down to 1/32” and 1 mm) into decimals and vice versa.

  • Perform simple computations involving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing in whole numbers.

  • Perform simple computations involving adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions and decimals.
    Record lengths of lines when formed into shapes such as a rectangular, circle, triangle or trapezium.

  • Mark lengths accurately (to 1/32” or 1 mm) on a variety of materials such as aluminum, steel, iron, plastic, foam.

  • Determine and record dimensions of objects such as a cube, cone, pyramid, sphere or trapezoid and pipe.

  • Perform computations on simple volumes using provided formulae.

  • Set up a simple job by transferring dimensions from a plan to a work-piece. Identify the tolerances required to be met and how that might be achieved.

  • Identify, compute and list in sequence the resources/materials required to complete a task given a plan.

  • Communicate materials requirements for a project to a “team” member and negotiate delivery for a specified time frame.

  • Describe a typical manufacturing process flow using a schematic diagram.
    Correctly identify the stages of a given manufacturing process involving up to 12 individual stages.

  • Match correctly 3-D images with a selection of 2-D drawings e.g., cube, cone, sphere, pipe, hexagonal tube and complex objects possessing curved surfaces, valleys, peaks and holes.

  • In a simulated manufacturing scenario identify errors and faults and state the necessary corrective action to be taken.

  • Participate in a project.

  • Show tolerance of and demonstrate support for others whose performance, approach and attitude differ from you.

* The skills associated with these levels are at ……
http://www.act.org/workkeys/assess/foundational.html