American Council on Education Initiative Press Release

Scientific Management Techniques Announces Eight Manufacturing Skill Courses and Four Hands-On Assessments are Recommended for College Credit by the American Council on Education

SMT’s programs solve the manufacturing skills shortage; deployed by Fortune 500 Manufacturing organizations in Thirty-Seven countries.

MERRIMACK, N.H., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Management Techniques Inc., the global leader in manufacturing skills assessments and training, today announced that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for eight of SMT’s Manufacturing Skill Training courses and four Hands-On Manufacturing Skill Assessments. ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

“SMT’s Competency-Based programs are proven to solve the acute and growing manufacturing skill shortage across a wide variety of manufacturing platforms,” states company President & CEO Mr. Stephen Berry. “The ACE CREDIT® initiative now provides our manufacturing clients the opportunity to collaborate with local schools and award college credit for the training and assessments being delivered in their facilities. In 2010, we created our education division and the use of our manufacturing skill solutions in formal education is growing rapidly. We are confident that our relationship with the American Council on Education will facilitate wider adoption of our skill solutions in the formal education arena both domestically and internationally.”

ACE CREDIT helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT® recommendations in determining the applicability of coursework and examination results to their courses and degree programs.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT® to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT® website at:

“With our global network of certified Assessment Administrators and certified Curriculum Trainers, we will have the opportunity to award college credit to thousands of participants annually,” states Mr. Eric Frohn, SMT’s Director of Education. “Our programs are proven to dramatically improve manufacturing performance and profitability. With the ACE CREDIT initiative, we expect to significantly improve the educational attainment of the manufacturing workforce globally.”

Scientific Management Techniques offers a total of twelve manufacturing skill courses and assessments that have been recommended for college credit by ACE CREDIT. For a complete listing of these courses, please visit:

About Scientific Management Techniques

Scientific Management Techniques is the global leader in industrial skills assessments and industrial skills training. SMT’s manufacturing skill solutions are currently deployed in thirty-seven countries. The skills training curriculum trains to the critical skills required to operate, maintain and troubleshoot an industrial facility. Their hands-on manufacturing skills assessment machines and assessment protocols are used in the hiring process to identify and measure industrial skills; Mechanical, Electrical, PLC, CNC and Process Control Skills. Many organizations assess their incumbent workforce and deliver targeted training based on the assessment data.

ACE CREDIT® Initiative:

Contact: Mr. Evan Barksdale, Senior VP of Client Services

Phone: (603) 421-0222

About ACE

Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.