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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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

Blog Posts

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.


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