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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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.

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How Education Is Transforming to Meet Industry Needs

Join us for Workforce Day at SOUTHTEC to hear from top-performing manufacturers, educators, and workforce experts about programs that are ready to meet your staffing needs.

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Training for Success: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

Underrepresented populations given new opportunities to have a meaningful career in manufacturing

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Inspiring Workforce Development Takeaways From FABTECH

Nearly 40,000 people gathered at FABTECH in 2023 and workforce development took center stage. Read on to feel the momentum this event created and to learn about the actionable takeaways industry

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Tooling U-SME Launches Electrification Training Category

EV Manufacturing and Energy Storage departments address critical industry training needs.