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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Attract and Retain to Sustain Manufacturing

How learning and development can strengthen your multigenerational workforce.

Blog Posts

tuX Feedback: Virtual Labs Make Training Fun Again

Regardless of age or experience, Virtual Labs are accessible—and fun.

Blog Posts

Demo New Immersive Virtual Labs at IMTS

Virtual Labs are an efficient way to safely build knowledge that contributes to confidence and proficiency.

Blog Posts

Why Lean Doesn’t Work

Failing to implement lean? Find out why and learn how to complete lean implementation.

Blog Posts

Tooling U-SME Debuts Immersive Virtual Labs at tuX

Virtual Labs immersive manufacturing training bridges the gap between learning and doing.


Workforce Development Support for Smart Manufacturing

Understand the advantages of a Smart Manufacturing business model with CESMII and ARM.


2020 Award: Milbank Manufacturing

Milbank leaders share their insights and best practices for implementing on-the-job training.


Virtual Reality in Manufacturing Training Solutions

Virtual Reality Technologies (XR Technologies) will change the way we work, play and learn.


Electrical Troubleshooting

Instructor-Led electrical troubleshooting classes will help you resolve electrical problems.

White Papers

A Vibrant Learning Culture Drives Success

Focusing on learning also leads to strong employee engagement and retention; added to ROI.

White Papers

5 Reasons Training Must Go Beyond Onboarding

Successful learning programs are continual, moving through all talent management processes.

White Papers

The True Cost Turnover

Significant turnover indicates a company is not focused on strategies to retain its employees.