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Competency-based learning solutions with measurable results.

Tooling U-SME delivers versatile learning and development solutions to the manufacturing workforce. Companies select us to educate their workforce, increase productivity and product quality. Education institutions turn to us to augment their learning plans, providing their instructors with more time for hands-on instruction. And individuals turn to us to gain new skills and advance their careers.

The Right Education and Training Can Change Everything

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Cost of Turnover

Report: The True Cost of Turnover

Employee turnover costs manufacturers millions of dollars and significant productivity each year. Understanding the two distinct costs of turnover – financial and business impact — is the first step toward creating a company of loyal, long-term employees.
Industry Pulse

Tooling U-SME Industry Pulse: Workforce Development Report

Manufacturers can no longer afford to ignore the skills gap. Retirements, a decreased talent pipeline, and the need for new, advanced technology skills are threatening businesses of all sizes, and, ultimately, the national economy.
Predicting Manufacturing Competencies of the Future

Blog: Predicting Manufacturing Competencies of the Future

To ensure that technology is used to its fullest potential, manufacturers are investing in training programs and using predictive competency models to build the capabilities they require to remain competitive into the future.
Prevent turnover

Blog: Prevent Turnover: Take Steps to Retain Skilled Talent

Every day we hear from companies, big and small, across all industries how difficult it is to find skilled manufacturing talent after experiencing turnover. The real issue is how to retain skilled talent to prevent turnover from occurring in the first place.
Additive Webinar

Webinar: Introduction to Additive Manufacturing and Common Pitfalls

Discover a greater understanding of Additive Manufacturing that can help you generate greater productivity through innovative solutions.
6 Ways to Build a Cohesive Multigenerational Manufacturing Workforce

Report: 6 Ways to Build a Cohesive Multigenerational Manufacturing Workforce

Bridging the generation gap is helping address the skills gap, with the added diversity of age, race, and gender creating different perspectives. This broad spectrum is actually helping drive innovation, productivity, and growth.

Research. Experience. Insights.

Explore our resources for insights into how your company can benefit from a successful training program – and by partnering with Tooling U-SME. From case studies to readiness assessments, get the information you need. Right here. Right now.

What We Offer

learning services

Learning Services

Onsite consultants with expertise in organizational development, instructional design, and manufacturing training program management.
Training Products

Training Products

Flexible, interactive, and effective learning solutions from Tooling U-SME include online classes, Instructor-Led Training, assessments, books and videos, and more. Our products reflect our instructional design strength and more than 85 years of working with manufacturers.


Industry-recognized certification programs validate your knowledge in the most sought-after areas, including lean, manufacturing technology, and additive manufacturing.


Tooling U-SME is deeply involved in preparing tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce. We partner with educational institutions, training centers and workforce development agencies across the country.
accelerate methodology

Accelerate Methodology

Tooling U-SME’s proprietary, comprehensive approach provides tailored training solutions that drive the measurable difference your organization seeks.
Partnered Approach

Partnered Approach

Tooling U-SME is with you every step of the way, from training plan development and implementation, to keeping you on track with goals and milestones and providing LMS integration support.

Try Online Training for Free

Tooling U-SME’s online classes are easy to use, interactive, and effective.