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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Successful Implementation of Lean

Learn how focusing on strategy, management, and leadership systems can successfully implement lean.

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New Certification Helps Meet High Demand for Robotics Talent

To meet the high demand for advanced manufacturing and robotics talent, SME is offering the Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals credential.


Aluminum Laser Welding for Electric Vehicles

Learn more about aluminum's impact on the automotive industry.

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Industrial Maintenance Boot Camp Upskills New Hires

Industry reap benefits of college’s maintenance boot camp.

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Reach New Levels with Lean

When the four critical systems of Lean are intentionally implemented, organizational performance can reach historic levels.


Attract and Retain to Sustain Manufacturing

How learning and development can strengthen your multigenerational workforce.

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tuX Feedback: Virtual Labs Make Training Fun Again

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

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Demo New Immersive Virtual Labs at IMTS

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

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Why Lean Doesn’t Work

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

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Tooling U-SME Debuts Immersive Virtual Labs at tuX

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

White Papers

Mission Critical: Workforce 2021

A skills gap crisis is looming for the manufacturing industry. Is your company ready?

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Apprenticeships: Workforce Development Strategy

By establishing apprenticeship programs, employers can build a pipeline of skilled workers.