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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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.


10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About GD&T

Elevate your GD&T expertise and tackle complex engineering challenges with confidence.

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The Missing Piece: How Culture Drives Operational Success in Lean Manufacturing

Discover the transformative impact of culture and leadership in lean manufacturing. Learn how discretionary effort and a holistic operational approach can drive unparalleled productivity and

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SME Convenes College Presidents and State Manufacturing Associations on the Manufacturing Imperative - Workforce Pipeline Challenge

SME, the national nonprofit committed to accelerating new manufacturing technology adoption and building North America’s manufacturing talent and capabilities, met with Presidents from each of

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Year-in-Review: Major Strides in Manufacturing Workforce Development

Explore Tooling U-SME's 2023 achievements and initiatives in manufacturing workforce development, Electrification Training, Smart Manufacturing, and collaborative efforts in education and

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SME Chief Workforce Development Officer Awarded 2023 ARM Institute Champion Award

SME Chief Workforce Development Officer, Jeannine Kunz, was recently presented the ARM Champion award by the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

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Creating a Rosier Future for Women in Manufacturing

New program provides critical training and support services for women interested in pursuing manufacturing careers


GD&T Why Do We Hate It? Why Do We Love It? Why Do We Need It?

Delve into the fundamentals of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) with a focus on application to digital manufacturing.

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The Importance of GD&T and ASME Y14.5-2018 in Modern Manufacturing

Discover the critical role of (GD&T) and ASME Y14.5-2018 guidelines in modern manufacturing. Learn how you can upskill your workforce for ultimate precision and efficiency.


Starting Out on Your Smart Manufacturing Journey

Understand how to simplify your Smart Manufacturing journey by applying basic Lean Manufacturing principles.