As the Workforce Development Division of SME, our commitment to upskilling the manufacturing workforce is backed by a century of expertise and service to the industry and goes well beyond our training products.

By leveraging our industry knowledge and relationships with leading manufacturing, education, and workforce experts and organizations, we are able to develop a variety of resources covering industry challenges, best practices, and strategies for what's new and what's next.

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Mastering Industrial Robotics: Introduction, Safety, and Upkeep

Join us for a comprehensive 3-part webinar series designed to empower you with the knowledge of industrial robots!

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Beyond Limitations: Growing Your Workforce Through Inclusive Programs for All Abilities

The Uniquely Abled Project highlights the unique strengths neurodiverse individuals bring to manufacturing roles.

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Planning Your World-Class Learning & Development Program

John Hindman, Director of Learning and Performance Improvement at Tooling U-SME, shared his expertise at the tuXperience Workforce Development conference recently, in developing impactful

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Leading the Way: Tooling U-SME's tuX Workforce Development Conference Draws Industry Pioneers

Thank you to all of those who joined us at tuX and shared strategies and best practices for workforce development to help others seeking guidance based on your lessons learned as you walk before


Building a High-Performing Workforce: Unveiling Kubota's Award-Winning Training Strategies

Discover how Kubota is developing the future of manufacturing talent through innovative training programs.

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SME Presents Excellence in Manufacturing Training Award to Kubota

SME, the nonprofit association committed to advancing the widespread adoption of manufacturing technologies and developing North America’s talent and capabilities, has awarded its 2024 Excellence

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SME Offers Electric Vehicle Battery Packaging and Assembly Certification to Prepare Workforce for Growing Industry Sector

SME, the nonprofit committed to accelerating manufacturing technology adoption and building North America's talent and capabilities, has expanded its educational content to serve the

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Regional Ohio Manufacturers Team Up to Tackle Workforce Challenges

Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA) is collaborating with educational institutions and manufacturers to address workforce shortages through skills development programs and career awareness

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Learning, Wellbeing and Peace—the Navajo Way

Navajo Technical University tackles educational and economic hardships by offering STEM and advanced manufacturing programs, along with a research center, to empower the Navajo Nation.

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From Frustration to Function: The Complicated Love Story of GD&T

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a topic that often stirs mixed emotions among engineers.

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Navigating the U.S. Landscape

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is rapidly transforming the automotive landscape, with the United States at the forefront of this exciting shift.