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.

Showing 18 results (View All Results)

Sort by
Filter by:
  • Case Studies
Case Studies

Training to Meet External Demands

Rosenboom of Sheldon, Iowa, built a thriving business delivering hydraulic cylinders engineered for specific applications and custom solutions.

Case Studies

Goodwill's Vocational Training

Goodwill Industries International Inc. is known for its retail thrift stores, which raise billions of dollars by selling donated clothes and household items.

Case Studies

Training Battery Assemblers

Pull up to Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC), re-branded a decade ago simply as “Detroit” when its product line expanded beyond engines to include trans-missions and axles.

Case Studies

The Need to Step Up Cybersecurity

As hackers become more sophisticated and dangerous, manufacturers need to step up their cybersecurity efforts.

Case Studies

Build a Pre-Apprenticeship Program

This small, Georgia-based custom precision machine shop provides parts to the aerospace industry per customer specifications.

Case Studies

Case Study: Applied Learning Model Accelerates CYT Training

Like many manufacturers, Cardington Yutaka Technologies Inc. (CYT), an automotive parts supplier to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), faced a talent challenge.