Manufacturing Technician 1 Certification

The KC Animal Health Corridor introduced the MT1 Certification to the Kansas City market in August 2015. Launched by the Manufacturing Skills Institute in 2009, the MT1 Certification is endorsed by the National Association of Manfacturers and included in its National Skills Certification system.

Why an MT1 Certification?


  • Obtain a three year certification which demonstrates that you meet a certain level of basic skills required for manufacturing and production.
  • Participate in a program that is industry endorsed, credential based, and 3rd party validated.
  • The MT1 program can be completed alongside other certifications or degrees.
  • Candidates with the MT1 certification will be preferred when applying for a position with KC Animal Health Corridor companies.

More information available from the Manufacturing Skills Institute.


  • Manufacturing and production positions are the highest in demand with our Corridor companies and the most difficult to fill.
  • The MT1 certification increases the skilled entry level workforce and cuts down the training currently required for entry level employees in production and manufacturing.
  • With the MT1 certification, Corridor employers can feel confident that they are getting manufacturing and production employees with the required skills for the positions in which they are hiring.
  • The MTI certification is a sustainable credential for a sustainable workforce in a sustainable industry.
More information available from the Manufacturing Skills Institute.

Where can I get an MT1 Certification?

Contact Emily McVey for more information

Emily McVey
Vice President, KC Animal Health Corridor
Direct: 816.374.5624

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