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Lone Star College-North Harris Joins the M-List

The Manufacturing Institute is pleased to announce Lone Star College-North Harris as the newest member of the M-List.

Located in Houston, Texas, Lone Star College-North Harris is one of six campuses of Lone Star College. LSC is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Not only great in size, LSC is a key driver and growing contributor to the local and regional economy with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. Students rely on Lone Star College for associate degrees, certifications for work in high-demand industries, and credits that enable them to transfer anywhere.

The Manufacturing Institute’s M-List designation is an acknowledgement of Lone Star College’s outstanding machining technology courses. Enrolled students will be eligible to receive certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), as well as receive college credit.

"Lone Star College-North Harris has an excellent reputation with regards to its workforce and skilled trades programs. Manufacturing is integral to our local economy and also to our national and global economy. So, it is extremely important that companies recruit the next generation of U.S. manufacturing workers from top-notch institutions specializing in manufacturing education such as LSC-North Harris,” said Dr. Gerald Napoles, president, Lone Star College-North Harris.

The M-List recognizes high schools, community colleges, and universities that are teaching manufacturing students to industry standards. Specifically, these institutions offer students the opportunity to earn NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications as a standard part of their manufacturing education programs.

Companies and schools interested in joining the Manufacturing Institute’s effort or learning more can visit http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Skills-Certification/M-List/M-List.aspx.

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About The Manufacturing Institute

The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit www.themanufacturinginstitute.org