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, Chief Workforce Development Officer, 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.

Increasing the Manufacturing Talent Pipeline with Pre-Apprenticeships

  • Date: February 13, 2020
  • Posted by:Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Tech, Raritan Valley Community College

Today we welcome Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Tech at Raritan Valley Community College, who joins us to discuss how to attract young talent to the manufacturing workforce and engage them in exciting careers. Read More.

Part II: Ask These Questions Before Launching an Elearning Program

  • Date: February 04, 2020
  • Posted by:Katie Strand, Client Success Manager, Tooling U-SME

Recently, we posted the first installment of our two-part series about the essential questions you should ask before launching an elearning program. This is a subject that stirs up a lot of conversation. Read More.

SME Education Foundation Scholarships Available

  • Date: January 29, 2020
  • Posted by:Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

Today we welcome Rob Luce, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation, for insights into the Foundation’s crucial role in addressing the manufacturing skills gap. Read More.

Part I: Ask These Questions Before Launching an Elearning Program

  • Date: January 21, 2020
  • Posted by:Katie Strand, Client Success Manager, Tooling U-SME

Leadership has green-lighted a new elearning program, and you are excited to roll it out. You smile thinking about the productivity gains which will lead to cost savings. You know offering this training benefit will motivate your teams and build loyalty. Read More.

Manufacturing Training On the Go

  • Date: January 07, 2020
  • Posted by:John Hindman, Director of Learning Services, Tooling U-SME

Recently, Tooling U-SME launched a new mobile app for manufacturing training – and it’s quickly picking up steam. Users — especially the younger generations — love that they can complete training anywhere.

Here’s a quick overview. For Android and Apple mobile devices, including phones and tablets, the app allows you to: Read More.

2019: Wrapping up a Productive Year at Tooling U-SME

  • Date: December 28, 2019
  • Posted by:Jeannine Kunz, Chief Workforce Development Officer, SME

Everything we do at Tooling U-SME is intentional. We exist to build the skills of the manufacturing workforce and fill the industry's pipeline with highly qualified talent. Our primary goal is to enhance the capabilities of the very people who will help their companies drive quality, improve efficiency, increase productivity, expand innovation and ultimately gain profitability. Read More.

Addressing the Future of Manufacturing at WESTEC

  • Date: December 04, 2019
  • Posted by:Greg Surtman, Workforce Development Strategist, Tooling U-SME

I was fortunate enough to not only attend WESTEC this year, but also participate as a panelist and moderator, serve as emcee and lead an interactive Knowledge Bar session. WESTEC has been the leading California manufacturing event for over 56 years. More than 8,000 manufacturers from the aerospace, medical, industrial machinery, automotive and fabricated metal industries come together to participate in world-class exhibits, industry-led education sessions, and networking events. The show spanned 91,000 square feet and hosted 425+ exhibiting companies. Read More.

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