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Get Skills to Work Details


First, research the national Get Skills to Work website.

Then, set up an advising session with Darrell Smith; Manager, Veteran Student Affairs at Cincinnati State. Contact him via email or phone: 513.569.1424

This checklist helps keep you on track as you apply for the Get Skills to Work program.


The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement at a certain level of workplace employability skills in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information.

The NCRC is a test to measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world.

Certification is through the National Career Readiness Certificate program developed by the ACT, Inc., the nonprofit leader in college and career readiness assessment.

Cincinnati State PTEC Center (Pathway to Employment Center)
1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

Veteran candidates must test out at the Silver or higher level to be considered a viable fit for the program.



The COMPASS placement test is designed to help determine which classes you should take as you start your studies at Cincinnati State. It accurately places you into reading, writing, and math classes that are best suited for your abilities. The placement test is there to help ensure your success; it is not timed and it is not a pass/fail test. There is also a short keyboarding test.

Cincinnati State Testing Center
Clifton Campus
3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Main Building, Room 176
Phone: 513.569.1569

The test results determine the appropriate level classes for you to begin a program at Cincinnati State.



Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) training at Cincinnati State develops the skills required to gain sustainable employment in advanced manufacturing.

Training focuses on safety, blueprint reading, quality systems, mechanical principals, production processes, and electrical and hydraulic systems.


2014 MSSC Pricing for Veterans
Tuition and Fees $2600

Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
Evendale Campus
10100 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certificate
Six credit hours toward an Associate Degree

MSSC Class Schedule 2014


MSSC Overview
NCRC Certification
NCRC Credentials

4. Career Placement

A Job:
A veteran specialist will assist you in competing for a career in manufacturing as an Assembler, Production Technician, or Manufacturing Technician position with a partnering manufacturing company such as GE or Alcoa.

An Education:
MSSC college credits transfer to two Cincinnati State Associate Degree programs tailored for the manufacturing certification program.

  • Applied Technology Specialist Degree

Plenty of Options:
There are over 100 degree and certificate programs at Cincinnati State. Whatever your interests, you’ll find a quality education. And six degrees are offered completely online.

Check out all the degree and certificate programs. At this point, you're already a Cincinnati State student. Even if manufacturing is not for you, you have plenty of options. So finish that degree and create the life you always wanted. Your veteran benefits may apply to the cost of your education.


Veterans at Cincinnati State are placed with a Veteran Specialist to access employment opportunities once they are in the program.

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