Preparing a qualified workforce is one of the most important missions of a university’s workforce development and education division. Tooling U-SME recognizes that tomorrow’s careers will require advanced skills, greater knowledge and more flexibility than ever. We are committed to providing universities with industry-driven hybrid training and manufacturing education programs, including:

Lean Certification — This industry-leading program provides educators with a comprehensive and effective roadmap for professional and workforce development that aligns with industry-recognized standards. Offered by the Lean Certification Alliance — made up of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), Shingo Institute and SME — Lean Certification helps individuals attain and validate the knowledge for operational excellence and workforce improvement.  Learn about Lean Certification
Additive Manufacturing Certification — Individuals may earn an Additive Manufacturing Certification through a new collaborative program between Tooling U-SME and UL, with America Makes as the lead sponsor. Combining UL’s multi-tiered training program and Tooling U-SME’s professional certification, it’s a single resource from two industry leaders.  Learn about the Additive Manufacturing Certification

Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) Certification — Earning a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) certification shows that individuals have the knowledge to make a difference in manufacturing. This certification requires an investment of time and energy that will reap dividends throughout an individual’s career. The Technical Body of Knowledge is an outline of topics covered on the certification exam. Learn about the Certified Manufacturing Engineer certification