We partner with educators, workforce agencies, and the manufacturing industry to build capacity and provide workforce education to help narrow the skills gap within manufacturing communities. We help fill the pipeline with the skilled workers you need to compete in a global economy.

Our training and development solutions include:

  • Competency-based, industry-driven curriculum
  • Alignment with nationally recognized certifications – NIMS, MSSC, AWS, PMMI, Siemens, and SME
  • DOL-approved pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs
  • Workforce performance assessments
  • Flexible, customizable, high-quality classes that increase your capacity

High School

Instructors may choose from hundreds of industry-proven, online classes that provide more time for hands-on instruction and enable individualized educational plans for students with different knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Community and Technical Colleges

We partner with community and technical colleges to build capacity and provide workforce education to help close the manufacturing skills gap.


Tooling U-SME partners with universities to provide the manufacturing industry with a highly qualified talent pool of next-generation, journey-level workers.

Pre Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Programs

Tooling U-SME’s Apprenticeship Acceleration Framework pairs On-the-Job Training with related training instruction, supplying a talent pipeline of qualified workers for the manufacturing industry.

Workforce Development Boards

We partner with the American Job Center Network and Workforce Development Agencies nationwide to deliver online curriculum in the advanced manufacturing sector.

Meet the Team

We know manufacturing education – and we’re passionate about it. Get to know the folks who are committed to helping you reach your goals.

Customized Workforce Education Partnerships

Tooling U-SME continues to partner with colleges across the country to deliver flexible resources to help develop the local manufacturing workforce.

Success Stories

We're very proud of of our partners' achievements. See the difference Tooling U-SME makes to organizations like yours.


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