PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is proud to announce its’ Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1 Study Guide to help test candidates prepare for the PLC 1 exam.
Part of the Mechatronics Certification Program, the PLC 1 study guide complements the exam, which focuses on computer science technology, and is appropriate as an entry-level exam for industrial maintenance technicians working as PLC specialists, maintenance mechanics, or for those intending to work as multi-skilled mechatronics technicians.
“This study guide is an excellent resource for test candidates to prepare for the PLCs 1 Exam,” says Maria Ferrante, vice president, Education and Workforce Development, PMMI, “The study guide not only provides direction on the competencies covered on the test, it also includes sample questions to enable test candidates to become familiar with the test format.”
PMMI’s Mechatronics Certification Tests are based on industry-developed standards and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Manufacturing Institute’s Skills Certificate System, part of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
A recent NAM report predicts 2 million of the nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs expected to open up over the next decade will go unfilled because of a lack of skilled workers.
“PMMI is committed to providing members with the tools they need to drive their businesses, and developing a skilled workforce is at the top of this list. The PLCs 1 Study Guide is an additional example of us supporting the manufacturing industry,” Ferrante adds.
Designed for service technicians and maintenance workers, PMMI’s Mechatronics Certification helps reduce the time and cost related to technician training. PMMI partners with technical and community colleges across North America to provide the training and education needed to prepare for these tests and ultimately careers in manufacturing.
To learn more about Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) 1 and other PMMI Mechatronics Certification Tests as well as the other partner schools that provide training, visit pmmi.org/mechatronics.