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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How To Build A Workforce Development Program

Dixon created an apprenticeship program that, inspired a focus on workforce development.

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GM Additive Manufacturing Roadmap

GM’s additive manufacturing roadmap, and how it continues to influence automotive production.

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Grant Provides Students With Online Manufacturing Courses

SME and Tooling U-SME raise funds for (CTE) students to help support virtual learning.

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M22 Honoring The Best in Manufacturing Training

SME’s second annual Excellence in Manufacturing Training Award goes to Boeing.

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XR Technologies in Manufacturing Training

Extended reality (XR) technology in manufacturing are poised to change the way we work.

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Certifications Offer Students Advantages

Landing the first entry-level manufacturing job can be a challenge.

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Collaboration Key to Workforce Development

Throughout the country, schools are building the manufacturing talent pipeline.

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Organizations Connect Communities to Career Pathways

SME highlights organizations that provide job training to underserved communities.

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Training for Underserved Communities Create Careers

Best practices, tools and tips for workforce training and development.

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Uniquely Abled Academy & STEMbassadors Build Workforce

The Uniquely Abled Project is shifting thinking from “disabled” to “uniquely abled.”

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FABTECH: Attract & Retain Manufacturing Workforce

One topic outweighed all the others: how to attract and retain skilled tradespeople.

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Where Are We Now? Mission Critical: Workforce 2021

Back in 2011, we asked the industry a simple yet essential question: Is your workforce ready?