Predicting Manufacturing Competencies of the Future

  • Date: May 30, 2019
  • Posted by:John Hindman, Director of Learning Services, Tooling U-SME

Manufacturers are focused on the digital transformation that has already begun in the industry. In fact, nearly half (47%) plan to invest in digital technology solutions in the next 24 months, according to SME’s Manufacturing in the New Industry 4.0 Era Survey.

Data is at the core of the new technology, which includes assisted devices for automation, robotics, 3D printing, cobots, augmented reality, and more. Read More.

Are You Doing Competency Modeling Right?

  • Date: May 15, 2019
  • Posted by:John Hindman, Director of Learning Services, Tooling U-SME

The question we will discuss today is: Are you doing competency modeling right? But maybe the first question should be: Are you doing competency modeling at all? You should be if you want to align your business needs with your workforce, eliminate skill gaps and drive talent development. Read More.

Let’s Make Our Workforce and Their Instructors Our Priority

  • Date: May 09, 2019
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week in the U.S., and at Tooling U-SME we recognize the men and women who’ve dedicated their careers to prepare and mentor our incumbent and next-generation manufacturing workforce. Their commitment is invaluable. They work diligently to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to learn and stay current with the latest technology and processes. Read More.