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PMMI Mechatronics Certifications

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About the PMMI Mechatronics Program

According to a 2015 report by the National Manufacturing Institute and Deloite, the skills gap is widening, and over the next decade, 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed.  The study estimates 60 percent of these positions are likely to be unfilled due to the talent shortage.   As a result, only 1.4 million out of 3.4 million positions are expected to be filled, implying that the U.S. manufacturing sector is likely to suffer a shortfall of 2 million workers over the next decade.  

The PMMI Mechatronics program was created help manufacturing employers identify qualified skilled workers and to help school develop curriculum to prepare students for these jobs.


 PMMI Mechatronics Certification tests help employers assess workers for the core skills and real-world application in today’s manufacturing industry.  Employers need multi-skilled workers to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot automated equipment on the plant floor.

Our certification tests are based on industry-developed standards and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Certification System. We work with a growing number of PMMI Mechatronics Education and Industry Partners to further advance this program. 

 What is Mechatronics?

 Mechatronics is the synergistic application of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, controls engineering, and computer science to build and maintain high-tech equipment.

 Why is it important?

 Employers today need multi-skilled workers to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment on the plant floor. To achieve this, workers require mechatronics skills. PMMI’s online Mechatronics Certification tests benefit both  employers and the workforce.

Who can benefit from having the certification?

  • Industrial maintenance technicians
  • Maintenance mechanics
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair workers
  • Production technicians
  • Military personnel transitioning into careers in the civilian workforce

Why is this important for employers?

These certifications help employers identify qualified skilled workers.  Employers can use the certification test as a hiring tool or as an evaluation tool to identify and address knowledge gaps in their existing workforce.

For more information, contact Stephan Girard, Director of Workforce Development or call 571-612-3196.


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