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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Regional Ohio Manufacturers Team Up to Tackle Workforce Challenges

Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA) is collaborating with educational institutions and manufacturers to address workforce shortages through skills development programs and career awareness

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Learning, Wellbeing and Peace—the Navajo Way

Navajo Technical University tackles educational and economic hardships by offering STEM and advanced manufacturing programs, along with a research center, to empower the Navajo Nation.

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From Frustration to Function: The Complicated Love Story of GD&T

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a topic that often stirs mixed emotions among engineers.

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Navigating the U.S. Landscape

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is rapidly transforming the automotive landscape, with the United States at the forefront of this exciting shift.

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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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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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Creating a Rosier Future for Women in Manufacturing

New program provides critical training and support services for women interested in pursuing manufacturing careers

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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.

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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