Facing the COVID-19 Crisis: Resources for Educators Pivoting to Online Education

  • Date: April 29, 2020
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

In just the last six weeks, our educational system has been completely transformed. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many states have now ordered or recommended that schools don’t reopen this academic year, and instead, rely on remote learning.

In an impressive feat, Department of Education leaders and instructors across the country quickly pivoted to find virtual solutions for their students. Suddenly, online education has become an urgent national necessity. Read More.

Using Online Learning and Hands-On Experience in a Competency-Based Machinist Program

  • Date: April 28, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Today is the third in a five-part series and we are pleased to welcome Bret Holmes, Machinist Program Coordinator from Ogden-Weber Technical College in Ogden, Utah. Read More.

Best Practices for Using a Virtual Learning Classroom for High School and Adult Students

  • Date: April 23, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Today’s interview is the second in a five-part series, and we are pleased to welcome Kevin Finan, machine tool technology instructor from Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School in Coconut Creek, Florida. Read More.

Using Online Classes to Create Digital Learning Environments: Insights from CTE Instructors

  • Date: April 21, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Today is the first in a five-part series, and we are pleased to welcome Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Read More.

Meeting Demand for Skilled Welders Requires New Training Solutions

  • Date: April 14, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Demand for welders is on the rise. From rebuilding bridges to manufacturing cars, skilled welders are needed to advance the economy. But what happens if there aren’t enough welding experts to do the job?

It’s concerning that the United States will need more than 450,000 welding professionals by 2022, according to the American Welding Society (AWS). Read More.

Facing the COVID-19 Crisis: Problem-Solving is in Manufacturers’ DNA

  • Date: April 08, 2020
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

This is an unprecedented time in world history, which heavily impacts the manufacturing industry. Yet, at times of national crisis — and through daily challenges — the manufacturing industry has always gotten creative. Problem-solving is in manufacturers’ DNA. Read More.