Made-to-measure learning.

Closing the skills gap is essential for manufacturers to stay competitive. Effective assessment of knowledge is a critical first step in your overall training plan.

Create tailored schedules with self-paced delivery.

At Tooling U-SME, we know exactly what you need. Our assessments allow you to align competencies, curriculum, and the needs of individual workers so they can study their specific courses in a self-paced learning environment.

Align classes to your requirements.

Directly align your training with the competencies you require. Using the Tooling U-SME Competency Framework, you set the competencies necessary for your specific workplace. Assessment questions are derived from our extensive course libraries, which are fully mapped to our industry-proved curriculum.

Eliminate unnecessary classes.

Pre-filter each course schedule to meet individual needs. Based on the results of the assessment, each person’s schedule can be set to include classes that address gaps and eliminate those that are unnecessary. Individual customization optimizes and expedites training.

Evaluate effectiveness.

Post-Training Assessments, similar to the Pre-Program Assessments, are directly mapped to the competencies required and the curriculum taught. Learning progress is measured objectively, allowing for clear, concise reporting that can be linked to ROI.




Assessment Description
Assessments 1 to 10 of 58
Additive Manufacturing: Comprehensive: Additive 3D Technician

Intensive overview of skills necessary for the additive industry, including math, safety, machining, materials, maintenance, fabrication, automation, and rigging.

Number of Questions: 205

Assembly: Assembler/Painter

Basic knowledge on safety, inspection, quality, math, materials, rigging, coatings, fasteners, and adhesives.

Number of Questions: 89

Assembly: Mechanic

Working knowledge necessary for detecting defects and repairing assemblies, including math, GD&T, troubleshooting, rigging, soldering, adhesives, fasteners, and introductory electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems.

Number of Questions: 78

Composites Processing: Comprehensive: Composites Technician

Intensive overview of skills necessary for composites processing, including math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, machining, and joining.

Number of Questions: 95

Composites Processing: Fundamentals

Basic knowledge about safety, inspection, quality, math, metal cutting, and composites.

Number of Questions: 90

Engineering: Comprehensive: Engineer

Intensive overview of skills necessary for engineering, including math, inspection, safety, materials, machining, quality, grinding, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, additive manufacturing, assembly, design, and management.

Number of Questions: 328

Engineering: Engineering Technician

Working knowledge of workholding, safety, materials, GD&T, quality, machining, stamping, electrical systems, automation, welding, fluid systems and design, and management.

Number of Questions: 90

Engineering: Fundamentals

Basic knowledge about math, materials, lean, machining, electrical systems, assembly, and additive manufacturing.

Number of Questions: 87

Job: NIMS

The assessment for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) package addresses a wide range of metalforming and machining theory and processes, all relating to topics addressed in the separate NIMS certification exams. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, CNC, fasteners, inspection, manual machining, materials, mechanical systems, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop essentials, stamping, and workholding departments.

Number of Questions: 132

Machining: CNC Programmer

Working knowledge of part program creation using CAD/CAM software and G code programming.

Number of Questions: 48

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Additive Manufacturing: Comprehensive: Additive 3D Technician Intensive overview of skills necessary for the additive industry, including math, safety, machining, materials, maintenance, fabrication, automation, and rigging.205
Assembly: Assembler/Painter Basic knowledge on safety, inspection, quality, math, materials, rigging, coatings, fasteners, and adhesives.89
Assembly: Mechanic Working knowledge necessary for detecting defects and repairing assemblies, including math, GD&T, troubleshooting, rigging, soldering, adhesives, fasteners, and introductory electrical, mechanical, and fluid systems.78
Composites Processing: Comprehensive: Composites Technician Intensive overview of skills necessary for composites processing, including math, inspection, safety, materials, quality, machining, and joining.95
Composites Processing: Fundamentals Basic knowledge about safety, inspection, quality, math, metal cutting, and composites.90
Engineering: Comprehensive: Engineer Intensive overview of skills necessary for engineering, including math, inspection, safety, materials, machining, quality, grinding, electrical systems, automation, motor controls, additive manufacturing, assembly, design, and management.328
Engineering: Engineering Technician Working knowledge of workholding, safety, materials, GD&T, quality, machining, stamping, electrical systems, automation, welding, fluid systems and design, and management.90
Engineering: Fundamentals Basic knowledge about math, materials, lean, machining, electrical systems, assembly, and additive manufacturing.87
Job: NIMS The assessment for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) package addresses a wide range of metalforming and machining theory and processes, all relating to topics addressed in the separate NIMS certification exams. Test questions are based on class material from the abrasives, CNC, fasteners, inspection, manual machining, materials, mechanical systems, metal cutting, quality, safety, shop essentials, stamping, and workholding departments.132
Machining: CNC Programmer Working knowledge of part program creation using CAD/CAM software and G code programming.48
Machining: Comprehensive: CNC Machinist Intensive overview of skills necessary for CNC machining, including workholding, math, inspection, safety, metal cutting, materials, quality, and grinding.194
Machining: Comprehensive: Manual Machinist Intensive overview of skills necessary for manual machining, including workholding, math, inspection, safety, machining, materials, quality, grinding, and assembly.203
Machining: Fundamentals Basic knowledge on safety, inspection, materials, quality, machining, and math.90
Machining: Grinding Technician Working knowledge necessary to setup and operate all common grinding machines, including knowledge of threads, leadership, communication, inspection, quality, machining, and workholding.90
Machining: Machine Operator Working knowledge necessary for basic operation of metal cutting machines, including workholding, CNC controls, and manual machining.87