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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Tooling U-SME, CESMII Launch Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing Learning Curriculum

Tooling U-SME, the workforce development division of SME, and CESMII–The Smart Manufacturing Institute, sponsored by NIST and the U.S Department of Energy, have launched a Fundamentals of Smart

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Learning Program Implementation Best Practices

Our Client Success Team has experience working with more than 5,000 organizations and you can leverage these best practices for a successful learning program rollout.

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5 Ways to Set Up Training with Limited Budget and Time

5 ways to create a strong learning culture with limited budget and time

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Manufacturing Skills | A Guide for New Hires

A guide to in-demand manufacturing skills for new hires.

Case Studies

Use OJT to Optimize Staff Resources

An upstate New York company with more than 550 employees provides power generators around the globe with a full-service, OEM alternative for services, parts and repairs for gas turbines, steam

Case Studies

Standardize Workforce Training

Constructed in 1985, the Virginia location of a global office and consumer products manufacturer had developed a reputation for innovative and efficient production methods, as well as a commitment

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Retain Employees

This longtime manufacturer of windows and doors has been in business for more than 90 years.

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Increase Innovation and Technology

"...for companies to compete successfully and grow, they often require customized training programs and apprenticeships to increase the skills of their current workforce."

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Fill Jobs with Technology-Driven Approach

"Back in 2004, there was no T-1 connection... Now students are taking (Tooling U-SME) classes at home, on their smartphones, and on their tablets.”

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Fill Jobs through Apprenticeships

The manufacturing industry is slowly filling the skills gap through advanced workforce education and training but there are still not enough people with the knowledge and skills needed to fill

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Develop a Structured Training Program

An industrial and aerospace company that was founded in 1917, and now has thousands of employees worldwide, recognized that much of its workforce is near retirement — and that when those employees