Expanding Partnerships to Overcome Skill Shortage
Expanding partnerships within the manufacturing industry is just one crucial element to overcome the skill deficit according to an article in Manufacturing Business Technology. The article highlights Tooling U as a company that partners with job shops, corporations, academia and government via its industry-driven coursework offering more than 400 online classes to train technicians such as machinist, welders, assemblers, inspectors and more...[Full Article]
Dynamic 2-day event with leaders in the manufacturing community on key topics that challenge, excite, and propel the manufacturing industry and their organizations forward.
Be a part of tuX, the Tooling U Experience
November 14-15, 2012
The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
- Collaborate with panelists about work force development and skill-shortage solutions
- Learn about strategic business drivers to align workforces for improved productivity and processes
- Network with manufacturing peers about the challenges and goals their organization's face
High-Tech Educational Communities Turn to Tooling U
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College (OWATC) had a problem to solve. Outdated machinist handbooks and material made it difficult to have current, relevant material for students as they prepared for the jobs ahead. OWATC turned to Tooling U for continued up-to-date material with online content for the machinist program. OWATC was one of the first schools in their area to offer specialized classes to train machinist using the Tooling U online platform. Tooling U has named OWATC as a Platinum Education Center, based on the school's effective use of the online training program, paired with hands-on training. Tooling U has partnerships that include community colleges, technical programs and apprenticeship programs around the country. Tooling U works to educate future manufacturers in emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing, automation, composites and more. Take a tour and see the dynamic usability and reporting tools.
Forbes List Skilled Labor as One of the Hardest Jobs to Fill
See the rankings here.
More than 1300 people were surveyed by staffing firm Manpower Group and the numbers show that for the second consecutive year, skilled trades tops the list as the hardest job to fill. Machinists and machine operators rank number ten. Tooling U offers coursework that supports CNC machine operators and machinist roles. Various courses allow for recording data, maintaining machines, operating the CNC machine, setup of tooling, and quality inspection.
Visit us at IMTS – BOOTH W-1480
September 10-15, 2012
Chicago, IL – McCormick Place
While at IMTS see how SME – Tooling U is changing the face of manufacturing with blended learning solutions:
- We call it Tooling U 2.0 – but it's where you get the 4-1-1 for industry-driven manufacturing training content with enhanced simulation, multimedia and hundreds of courses to engage learners 24/7 whenever you need it.
- Manufacturing research will never be the same. SME's new Manufacturing Knowledge Resource (MKR) has digitized highly revered SME reference, training books and videos to create a one-stop shop for your supplemental learning, training and research.
- Blended solutions make for a dynamic workforce. Workforce development of your team requires innovative, easy-to-use, market-driven content the way you want it. We customize solutions that address training for today's manufacturers.
BEFORE IMTS take a tour. iPad - visit us at Booth W-1480 for a chance to get one.
BLENDED SOLUTION SPOTLIGHT – Instructor Led Training
SME – Tooling U provides blended learning solutions for the manufacturing community. In addition to our Tooling U online solutions we offer a host of other learning solutions. Our instructor-led (ILT) training program brings skilled instructors to your workplace via face-to-face instruction or webinars. ILT Instructors take complex ideas and make them easy to understand.
See our full suite of instructor-Led (ILT) courses.
Take a deeper look -- Design and Engineer courses.
Classes in Design & Engineering provide ways to:
- Create clear, concise drawings.
- Improve product design.
- Create drawings that reduce controversy, guesswork, and assumptions throughout the manufacturing process.
- Effectively communicate or interpret design requirements.