Industry Snapshot: Automotive & Transportation

The automotive industry is experiencing a resurgence. Jobs that were previously narrowly defined are now redefined with much broader knowledge and skill requirements. Whether it is stamping facilities, complex automotive machining, or final stage assembly, people need more knowledge than ever before.

The same is true for automotive suppliers. Quality is a must. There is no room for slop and error. The automotive industry as a whole is raising the bar.

Tooling U-SME is proud to work with multiple companies in the automotive industry. If your company serves this industry, we want to share with you some of our successes and demonstrate how we can support job training in your company.


Our Top Automotive & Transportation Customers

   American Axle
   Amsted
   Automotive Fuel Cell Corporation
   Borg Warner

   Brembo
   Carlisle Brake & Friction
   Chrysler
   Comau Pico

   Cummins
   Eaton
   Gates Mectrol
   General Motors

   GKN - Sinter Metals
   Harley Davidson
   Harsco Rail
   Hilite International

   Meritor
   Renosol Seating LLC
   Sauer Danfoss
   Schaeffler Group

   Siemens
   SST Trucking
   Thrustmaster of Texas
   Van-Rob

   Volvo Trucks


Customer Spotlight

The Company

A global manufacturer of automotive and powertrain products designed to improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions.

The Challenge

  • The customer wanted to train assemblers, but prior training was considered very disruptive to production.
  • The customer also was struggling to find qualified trainers, and those that were qualified had very little time to train others.
  • Individuals were missing scheduled sessions.
  • Training needed to move toward promoting a corporate learning culture.

The Solution

  • Online assessments to generate individually tailored training curricula.
  • Varying online training packages built around specific groups in the company.
  • A partnership with a local community college for hands-on training.
  • Multiple, company-specific competency models created to provide a structure to training.

The Result

  • Assessments established a baseline for knowledge.
  • Survey results demonstrated that both new and established employees positively received the training.
  • Low initial test scores led to early buy-in from users, who expressed they wanted training in areas "they thought they already knew."
  • Employees vocalized appreciation regarding the freedom and flexibility for scheduling training.