DATE: April 13, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

Announcing Teacher Training for Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Certification Course

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), in collaboration with the Virginia Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI), is pleased to offer the Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) train-the-trainer certification course.  This training is specifically for currently licensed technology education teachers in divisions that offer or plan to offer either the Manufacturing Systems program, Materials and Processes, or Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Computer Integrated Manufacturing course; and, for trade and industrial teachers in divisions that offer or plan to offer the Precision Machining, Industrial Robotics, Mechatronics, or Industrial Maintenance courses.  The MSI will be conducted in Arlington, Norfolk, and Richmond City, on the dates specified in Attachment A.

The course trainer, instructional resource materials, and the certification assessment tests will be provided by VDOE.  Participants are responsible for all meals, travel-related expenses, and lodging, if needed.  School divisions’ Perkins funds are allowable for this expenditure. ┬áTeachers must preregister to participate in the MT1 course.  Registration is limited and slots will be assigned on a first received basis.  Refer to Attachment B for the required registration form.

The MT1 certification course is an intensive three day train-the-trainer program designed to teach instructors how to deliver the MT1 Action Learning Lab in a modular or customized format.  The instructor will also learn how to demonstrate the 12 MT1 skills standards through hands-on application.  Each participant will receive an Instructor Resource Guide, Student Workbooks, MT1 Online Learning Lab Guide, Instructional PowerPoint Presentation, and membership in the MT1 Certified Trainer Network.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lynn Basham, Technology Education and Related Clusters Specialist, or Anthony Williams, Trade and Industrial Education and Related Clusters Specialist, at Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



  1. 2018 MT1 Certified CourseTrainer Schedule
  2. Manufacturing Technician Level 1 Training Certification Course Registration Form