Tooling U-SME Workforce Development Newsletter
Nation's first Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeship Occupation
Tooling U-SME News: Industry Pulse: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Report
Tooling U-SME has released its latest workforce study, the Industry Pulse: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Report. The new Industry Pulse report highlights the most pressing training and development pain points manufacturers encounter today and the challenges they will face in the next three years. Download a free copy of our Pulse Report to learn more about key findings that are beneficial for educational institutions to understand when partnering with manufacturers.
Growing Sense of Urgency to Find a Workforce Skills Gap Solution
One of manufacturers' most asked questions is, "How do we train and upskill our workforce without taking them off the job?" There is a sense of urgency to find a solution to this challenge as the silver tsunami continues to deplete the manufacturing workforce talent bench at a rapid pace. Read how three Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (MEP) worked with companies to Balance Employees and Training While Maintaining a Productive Workforce.
Oct 12, 2018 | Warminster, PA
The Greater Pennsylvania Manufacturing Sumnmit

Join Denise Ball, Workforce Specialist at Tooling U-SME and JR Gambill, National Training Manager at Klein Tools, at the historic FUGE to learn more about why Gen Z-ers are not vastly different from their predecessors, the Millennials, and why catering to this newly-minted workforce requires a slightly different approach.
Nov 2, 2018 | Nashua, NH
New England Regional HTEC Conference

Please join us at Nashua Community College for our New England Regional HTEC Educators Conference. Registration opens at 7:30am with the conference start at 8am. Join us for a day to network with advanced manufacturing educators, share best practices, see cutting edge technology, and engage with our HTEC partners. Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch are provided.
Creating the 21st Century Manufacturing Workforce
Getting Hands-On with elearning:  Instructor Perspectives
For years, instructors in manufacturing have been teaching students with the traditional method of classroom related instruction followed by hands-on training in the lab. And it’s no secret that they prefer the hands-on portion of that training but know that the theory is mandatory. Read what a survey of instructors said about utilizing online education to increase job placement, success rates and more time on the shop floor.
Apprenticeship White Paper
Filling the Gap: How to Meet the Demand for Skilled Professionals
The manufacturing industry is recognizing that the most efficient and timely way to fill the looming skills gap is to develop partnerships with educational institutions. Technology is changing, a new generation is driving change, and skills required are different than in years past. Learn more from 3M Storyteller, Sue Casement.
Pequot Tool and Manufacturing Success Story
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