Workforce & Community-Based Organizations

We partner with workforce development organizations to develop a skilled manufacturing workforce, benefiting individuals by preparing them for in-demand jobs and supporting manufacturers by building a pipeline of qualified workers.

As a workforce organization, you’re challenged to prepare job seekers for real job opportunities — quickly. Short-term, competency-based training from Tooling U-SME helps you do that. We work with you to build the manufacturing workforce and grow the local industry.

  • Create real-world, learning environments
  • Develop skilled workers who can be placed into high-demand, high-growth jobs quickly and build a pipeline of qualified candidates for local manufacturers
  • Provide a clear path to employment by using the same curriculum as the most successful manufacturers in the world, with the flexibility to align training to the needs of local employers
  • Open doors for job seekers, including those new to manufacturing, dislocated workers and underserved populations such as women, underemployed individuals, veterans, at-risk youth, justice-involved individuals, and more

Think Nationally and Act Locally

Think Nationally and Act Locally

One question that continues to be top of mind in the manufacturing industry: how to attract, train, and retain high performers. The Tooling U-SME team is fortunate to work with communities, employers, and educators across the country on workforce development. The national talent crisis in manufacturing requires unprecedented collaboration, and we have always embodied collaboration as a core value. Now, more than ever, we are working hard to find like-minded partners to innovate, collaborate, and accelerate effective solutions to take bolder steps toward greater impact.

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Community-Based Organizations

Tooling U-SME creates workforce development programs that connect students and underserved populations with high-wage, in-demand jobs through, short-term training, apprenticeships, nationally recognized industry certifications, industry-driven pre-employment training programs and assessments. Learn how you can partner with Tooling U-SME to develop a skilled manufacturing workforce that benefits individuals and supports manufacturers.

Economic Development Organizations

Tooling U-SME helps to build healthy state and regional economies by partnering with economic development organizations to recruit, onboard, and train a skilled workforce with skills assessments, pre-employment, and on-the-job training programs.

Flexible and Convenient

Online Classes

We have nearly 600 online classes that cover in-demand topics including Machining, Welding, Industrial Maintenance, Mechatronics, Engineering, Additive, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing, and more.

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In-Person Training

Instructor-Led Classes

Training from instructors with vast experience in manufacturing incorporates hands-on learning with industrial-level training equipment for a real-world experience.

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Nationally Recognized Credentials


Validate knowledge and help workers get ahead with industry-recognized professional credentials.

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Measure Knowledge


Determine what individuals already know and what they need to learn so you can effectively train to fill knowledge gaps.

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Related Training Instruction

Apprenticeships and Pre-Apprenticeships

Pair on-the-job training with related training instruction (RTI) using Tooling U-SME online classes to provide guided learning paths for educators and industry. 

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