Strategic and Effective Onboarding is Critical for Surge Hiring

  • Date: May 21, 2020
  • Posted by:John Hindman, Director of Learning Services, Tooling U-SME

As with all industries, manufacturing has been deeply impacted by COVID-19. Companies are focused on how to keep their employees safe and their businesses running.

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 78 percent of survey respondents anticipate a financial impact. Additionally, more than half (53 percent) anticipate a change in operations. Read More.

COVID-19 Reinforces Potential for Additive Manufacturing With 3D Printing, Training Urgently Needed

  • Date: May 12, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

COVID-19 has unexpectedly demonstrated the potential of 3D printing in a very public way. Manufacturers and healthcare professionals have come together to create and deliver 3D printed lifesaving equipment such as ventilators, nasal swabs, and face shields to combat the deadly virus. Read More.

Online Learning Is Here to Stay: Buy In, Get Started, Love It

  • Date: May 05, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

We are recording sessions with several Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors so other schools and colleges can hear how these early adopters have implemented and optimized an elearning program. You may listen to that recording here. These instructors can offer valuable insights on how to integrate elearning and overcome possible objections to it. Today we are pleased to welcome Tim Blizzard, Instructor Machine Technology from Carroll County Career and Technology Center in Westminster, Maryland. Read More.

Blending Online Learning with Hands-On Experience: A Proven Approach

  • Date: May 01, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

We have recorded sessions with several Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors so other colleges can hear directly from them about the best ways to successfully set up and use an elearning system. These interviews allow schools to learn best practices, avoid pitfalls and quickly convert to online learning, enabling them to continue to serve the educational needs of their students. Today is the fourth in a five-part series, and we are pleased to welcome Tad Montgomery, Lead Instructor, Machine Tool Technology from Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. Read More.