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National Skill Standards Board

The National Skill Standards Board was created by The National Skill Standards Act of 1994 (108 Stat 192, 20 U.S.C. 5933)), signed into law by President Clinton on March 31, 1994.

The Board's purpose as stated in the Act is ``to serve as a catalyst in stimulating the development and adoption of a voluntary national system of skill standards and of assessment and certification of attainment of skill standards: (1) That will serve as a cornerstone of the national strategy to enhance workforce skills; (2) that will result in increased productivity, economic growth, and American economic competitiveness; and (3) that can be used consistent with civil rights laws'' by the stakeholders enumerated in the Act: the nation, industries, employers, labor organizations, workers, students, entry-level workers, training providers, educators and government.

The Act also states that this voluntary national system of skill standards will serve: (1) to facilitate the transition to high performance work organizations; (2) to increase opportunities for minorities and women; and (3) to facilitate linkages between other components of the national strategy to enhance workforce skills.

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Source:
Federal Register, (March 25, 1996, [61 FR 12109]).

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  • Solicitation of Comments

    The National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) is building a voluntary national system of skill standards, assessments, and certification that will enhance the ability of the U.S. to compete effectively in a global economy. Industry-led, voluntary coalitions, called Voluntary Partnerships, are developing the skill standards, assessment, and...

  • Partnership Organization; Sales & Service Voluntary Partnership (S&SVP); Solicitation of Comments

    The National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) is building a voluntary national system of skill standards, assessment, and certification that will enhance the ability of the U.S. to compete effectively in a global economy. The Sales & Service Voluntary Partnership (S&SVP) is an industry-based organization that has been recognized by the NSSB to...

  • Solicitation of Comments

    The National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) is building a voluntary national system of skill standards, assessments, and certification that will enhance the ability of the U.S. to compete effectively in a global economy. Industry-led, voluntary coalitions, called Voluntary Partnerships, are developing the skill standards, assessment, and...

  • Notice of Open Meeting

    The National Skill Standards Board was established by an Act of Congress, the National Skill Standards Act, Title V, Pub. L. 103- 227. The 25-member National Skill Standards Board will serve as a catalyst and be responsible for the development and implementation of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certification through...

  • Partnership Organization: Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC): Solicitation of Comments

    The National Skill Standards Board (NSSB) is building a voluntary national system of skill standards, assessment, and certification that will enhance the ability of the U.S. to compete effectively in a global economy. The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is the first of four industry-based Voluntary Partnerships that have been...

  • Notice of Open Meeting

    The National Skill Standards Board was established by an Act of Congress, the National Skill Standards Act, Title V, Pub. L. 103- 227. The 25-member National Skill Standards Board will serve as a catalyst and be responsible for the development and implementation of a voluntary national system of skills standards and certification through...

  • Notice of Open Meeting

    The National Skill Standards Board was established by an Act of Congress, the National Skill Standards Act, Title V, Public Law 103- 227. The 25-member National Skill Standards Board will serve as a catalyst and be responsible for the development and implementation of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certification through...

  • Notice of Open Meeting

    The National Skill Standards Board was established by an Act of Congress, the National Skill Standards Act, Title V, Public Law 103- 227. The 23-member National Skill Standards Board will serve as a catalyst and be responsible for the development and implementation of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certification through...

  • Notice of Open Meeting

    The National Skill Standards Board was established by an Act of Congress, the National Skill Standards Act, Title V, Public Law 103- 227. The 23-member National Skill Standards Board will serve as a catalyst and be responsible for the development and implementation of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certification through...

  • Notice of Open Meeting; Amended Tine

    The National Skill Standards Board was established by an Act of Congress, the National Skill Standards Act, Title V, Pub. L. 103- 227. The 27-member National Skill Standards Board will serve as a catalyst and be responsible for the development and implementation of a national system of voluntary skill standards and certification through...