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.

Facing the COVID-19 Crisis: Resources for Educators Pivoting to Online Education

  • Date: April 29, 2020
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

In just the last six weeks, our educational system has been completely transformed. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many states have now ordered or recommended that schools don’t reopen this academic year, and instead, rely on remote learning.

In an impressive feat, Department of Education leaders and instructors across the country quickly pivoted to find virtual solutions for their students. Suddenly, online education has become an urgent national necessity. Read More.

Using Online Learning and Hands-On Experience in a Competency-Based Machinist Program

  • Date: April 28, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Today is the third in a five-part series and we are pleased to welcome Bret Holmes, Machinist Program Coordinator from Ogden-Weber Technical College in Ogden, Utah. Read More.

Best Practices for Using a Virtual Learning Classroom for High School and Adult Students

  • Date: April 23, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Today’s interview is the second in a five-part series, and we are pleased to welcome Kevin Finan, machine tool technology instructor from Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School in Coconut Creek, Florida. Read More.

Using Online Classes to Create Digital Learning Environments: Insights from CTE Instructors

  • Date: April 21, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Today is the first in a five-part series, and we are pleased to welcome Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Bridgewater, New Jersey. Read More.

Meeting Demand for Skilled Welders Requires New Training Solutions

  • Date: April 14, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Demand for welders is on the rise. From rebuilding bridges to manufacturing cars, skilled welders are needed to advance the economy. But what happens if there aren’t enough welding experts to do the job?

It’s concerning that the United States will need more than 450,000 welding professionals by 2022, according to the American Welding Society (AWS). Read More.

Facing the COVID-19 Crisis: Problem-Solving is in Manufacturers’ DNA

  • Date: April 08, 2020
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

This is an unprecedented time in world history, which heavily impacts the manufacturing industry. Yet, at times of national crisis — and through daily challenges — the manufacturing industry has always gotten creative. Problem-solving is in manufacturers’ DNA. Read More.

CTE Support Resources Available

  • Date: March 20, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Tooling U-SME, the leading provider of online manufacturing training, understands that educators are facing new challenges daily and are being forced to quickly rethink, redesign, and reallocate resources. Due to the recent circumstances, many schools are asking instructors to teach virtually. We understand that moving to online instruction is not like flipping a switch, but we are here to help. Read More.

Find Manufacturing Training Solutions at tuX

  • Date: March 04, 2020
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Vice President, Tooling U-SME

It’s tuXperience time. If you want to learn how to fill your worker pipeline and align your training program to maximize your bottom line (and who doesn’t?), then this event is for you.

We invite you to join us June 1-3, 2020 at the Omni William Penn Hotel and the nearby David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. This year, we are excited to be back, co-located with SME’s Smart Manufacturing Experience, a timely event focused on Industry 4.0. Read More.

Why Manufacturers are Investing in CNC Machinist Training Programs

  • Date: February 27, 2020
  • Posted by:Chad Schron, Senior Director, Tooling U-SME

Does our company need a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist training program? It’s a question facing many manufacturers as they confront a shortage of skilled CNC operators — along with a lack of experienced job candidates. According to the Tooling U-SME Industry Pulse: Manufacturing Workforce Report, approximately two-thirds (59%) of manufacturers are currently looking to hire CNC machinists. Read More.

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