2017 NIST-MEP Credential Survey

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OMB Control No. 0693-0033
Expiration Date: 06/30/2019


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is embarking on a very important study to determine the impact and value of the credentials used in manufacturing as perceived by individuals responsible for workforce hiring and promotion decisions.There are many credentials but a significant lack of independent research regarding their perceived quality, market value and effectiveness specifically related to manufacturing industry sector needs.  This research will provide information to US Manufacturers, career counselors, credential developers  and job seekers.  The information on Manufacturing Credentials will be helpful in reducing training costs, narrowing the skills gap and aligning workforce to industry needs .

We hope you are willing to be part of this important study by completing this survey. As part of your participation, we are asking you to also complete demographic information about yourself. The information you provide will be used in technical reports in the aggregate and held in confidence.

We estimate that the survey can be completed in 15 minutes. We asked that you complete the survey by Friday, June 30, 2017. 

If you have any technical difficulties, desire to opt-out of any future communications, or wish to speak to a member of the project team (who is hosting the survey) please contact mary.pacelli@nist.gov.

As this is a new undertaking, the items on this survey are copy written, proprietary, and confidential. No part of this document may be disclosed in any manner to a third party without the prior written consent of NIST MEP and their contractor, Workcred.  Thank you again for lending your time to a very important activity.