Tooling U-SME Workforce Development Newsletter

 
At Tooling U-SME, we believe that strong partnerships provide higher-quality results for all stakeholders. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network has partnered with Tooling U-SME with the purpose of combining our strengths and resources in workforce education to help stave off the shortage of workers in the manufacturing industry today.

This MEP update shares success stories of how our MEP partners have successfully provided workforce education to help manufacturers achieve a competitive edge in the global marketplace. And please read our blog Partnership in Workforce Education Drives Business Results to learn more about attaching goals to business results through partnerships.
 
 
 
 
 
 
In eastern Maryland, there are few resources to help fill the skills gap for local manufacturers. Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MDMEP) came up with a solution to find, train, and upskill the manufacturers' incumbent and new workers without impacting productivity.
 
 
 
 
 
By creating a branded portal on its website, South Carolina’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) was successful in providing streamlined information to local manufacturers about how to access online training to upskill their incumbent employees.
 
 
 
 
 
To continue its tradition of honoring veterans, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) developed an Accelerated Manufacturing Career Readiness Training Program, utilizing Tooling U-SME during its “lunch and learn” program to successfully train and place 42 percent of registrants into new jobs.
 
 
 
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OTHER TOOLING U-SME PARTNERSHIPS
 
 
New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership collaborated with Tooling U-SME to provide 25 hours of its Accelerated Advanced Manufacturing Modules for a grant-funded project for Labor Workforce Development. Upon completion of the program, local manufacturers successfully interviewed the participants to fill job opportunities.
 
 
 
 
The University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center partnered with Tooling U-SME on a webinar titled Engaging and Retaining Z’s and Millennials in Manufacturing. It received tremendous positive feedback and has been one of the group's most popular views to date. 
 
 
 
 
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center | Impact Dakota | Impact Washington - In the last six  months, all three centers have had several cohorts go through SME’s Lean certification. Montana has also added a Tooling U-SME portal to its website to help a few smaller manufacturers develop their workforce with our online content. 
 
 
 
 
The Georgia Manufacturing Extended Partnership Center partnered with Tooling U-SME to bring on-site instructors for Industrial Maintenance Basic at an International Paper site in Georgia. The company was successful in its goal to bring new operators up to speed on equipment, meeting the employer's need to fill its skills gap and increase productivity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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