Tooling U-SME supports nationwide apprenticeship programs with a competency-based approach to traditional apprenticeship models.

Tooling U-SME offers a full suite of implementation services to help workforce educators and the manufacturing industry align the necessary knowledge and skill requirements with the needs of their business.

The ROI of this process will give a clear curriculum and OJT roadmap for developing the next generation of journeymen.

The Apprenticeship Acceleration Framework model can align to the ‘hours’ approach or can be adjusted to a ‘competency’ and/or ‘hybrid’ approach offering a true evaluation of an apprentice’s competence in his or her chosen craft.


Career Pathways Through Apprenticeship

  • A traditional time-based approach requires OJT and RTI
  • A competency-based approach requires the apprentice to demonstrate ability in defined job roles and requires OJT and RTI
  • A hybrid approach requires the apprentice to complete a minimum of OJT and RTI hours and demonstrate competency in specified subject areas

The individual job models are organized into clusters of competencies that include descriptions of the activities and behaviors associated with each competency in four main functional areas: