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Tooling U-SME Outlines Case for Investment in Human Capital to Drive Manufacturing Competitiveness

Press Release - Tooling U-SME


Committed to raising awareness of the importance of human capital to ensure sustainability of manufacturers in the long-term, Tooling U-SME, an industry leader in manufacturing training and development, is introducing a new white paper, People Power: Human Capital Drives Manufacturing Competitiveness. It is designed to help companies recognize the importance of investing in a well-trained workforce to meet business objectives. Full Article

SME Speaks: My Manufacturing Journey

Wayne Frost, CMfgE, 2015 SME President


I have often thought of my life, and career in manufacturing as a journey, one that began shoveling sand in a foundry to being a CEO and now SME president. When I joined SME, I did it for the same reasons that many of our members do—to find out what was in it for me. At that time in my career, it was to leverage SME’s certification and local chapter networking opportunities, so that ultimately I could get a salaried position at John Deere. Full Article

SME Speaks: Making an Impact in 2014

Michael F. Molnar, FSME, CMfgE, PE, 2014 SME President


How do you think about SME? My January column shared the results when that question was posed to the SME Board of Directors. The key finding was “SME is a collaborative organization uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry.” While manufacturing is exceptionally broad with many organizations and entities, we asserted SME is unique in the focus on both knowledge (technology) and skills (workforce talent).  Full Article

SME Elects Nine to Its College of Fellows

Press Release - SME


During its 2014 Fall Awards & Installation Banquet in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 9, SME recognized seven of the nine individuals who were elected to its 2014 Class of SME Fellows. These nine, from industry, government and academia, join the more than 360 members who have been elected an SME fellow since the programs’ inception in 1986. Full Article

SME Speaks: SME is a Choice, Not a Financial Rationalization

Matthew Hilgendorf, CMfgT, Chair, SME Member Council


As the current chair of the SME Member Council, former (and future) international director and an SME member since 2002, I have questioned the value of SME membership many times. I encourage everyone reading this to question the value of their membership, and I ask you to consider a couple thoughts as you do so.  Full Article

Focus on the Workforce: M.Lab21 — For Next Generation Makers

Leanne Gluck, Pamela Hurt, and Michael Hripko


When it comes to educating the manufacturing workforce of the future, our nation and industry are faced with an incredible opportunity. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 875,000 manufacturing workers. Many of the empty jobs will be in advanced manufacturing, or high-tech areas of making things.  Full Article

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