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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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.

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A Vibrant Learning Culture Drives Success

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

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5 Reasons Training Must Go Beyond Onboarding

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

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The True Cost Turnover

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

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“Lean In” to Continuous Improvement

Lean methodology aims to deliver maximum value while minimizing waste.

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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.


The Growing Skills Gap and How to Close It

Manufacturers still aren’t taking the necessary steps to combat the skills gap.


What’s Causing the Skills Gap in Automotive?

It’s the people behind manufacturing operation that truly can create a competitive advantage.


Tooling U-SME Prepares to Unveil Additive Certification

Some big manufacturers are focusing on what AM means to their human capital.


Cybersecurity for Manufacturers: Growing your Enterprise with Secure Efficiency

Learn how manufacturers can defend their cyber-physical assets.