Where Are We Now? Mission Critical: Workforce 2021

  • Date: December 21, 2021
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

Back in 2011, we asked the industry a simple yet essential question: Is your workforce ready?

At that time, despite high general unemployment, a critical shortage of skilled workers threatened the future of manufacturing in America. Tooling U-SME — and other experts — predicted that if the skills gap was not immediately addressed, the crisis would dangerously accelerate in the next decade. Read More.

FABTECH Lessons: Attract & Retain Manufacturing Workforce

  • Date: December 14, 2021
  • Posted by:Denise Ball, Regional Client Executive and Workforce Development Specialist, Tooling U-SME

Earlier this fall, thousands made their way to FABTECH 2021, a welcome in-person gathering after a pandemic-required sabbatical. Read More.

Uniquely Abled Academy & STEMbassadors Build Manufacturing Workforce

  • Date: December 09, 2021
  • Posted by:Lori Byrne and Krista Maurer, Account Executives Workforce Education, Tooling U-SME

We’ve been highlighting workforce development programs across the country that are providing exciting career paths to employees and helping employers build the talent pipeline they need. Read More.