With nearly 90 years of experience, Tooling U-SME partners with educators, workforce organizations and the manufacturing industry to build capacity, and to provide training and development workforce education solutions that will help narrow the skills gap within manufacturing communities.  We help fill the manufacturing pipeline by providing skilled workers, and by upskilling incumbent workers on the new and changing technology needed to compete in a global economy.  Our versatile, competency-based manufacturing education and development solutions and services support the entire workforce development spectrum.

Online Training

Over 500 easy-to-use, interactive courses that reinforce learning and keep students focused. Track student progress with continuous monitoring and measurement.

Turnkey Training

This series of predefined online curriculum packages for core manufacturing job roles includes the most effective combination of our classes for targeted learning.


Tooling U-SME supports nationwide apprenticeship programs with a competency-based approach to traditional apprenticeship models provide guided learning paths for educators and industry.


Online pre- and post-assessments target the exact needs of your learners, establish a baseline of knowledge and validate that the requirements have been retained and applied on the job.

Instructor-Led Training (ILT)

Benefit from the leading minds in manufacturing, with an unmatched depth of industry knowledge and advanced training. Delivered at your site or through virtual presentations.

Learning Management System (LMS)

A user-friendly LMS administers, delivers, tracks and reports the training activity of your learners. Included as a part of your online training solution.

Client Success Management

Receive expert care from our team to yours. Our team of seasoned Workforce Development Specialists and Client Services provide proactive support, advice, insights and ideas, built on best practices and years of experience. Learn about our support team

Learning Services

Expert advisors in strategic design and implementation of learning solutions take your training to the next level. Working with your team, we can determine gaps in performance and build a training strategy that delivers measurable ROI.

Audiences We Serve

We collaborate with over 600 high schools, community and technical colleges, universities, and workforce education boards to provide industry-driven online curriculum and programs.

Other Resources

There's a whole network of programs and partners in support of manufacturing education. Find the best ones to fit your needs.