Tooling U-SME Blog

Tooling U-SME's blog focuses on best practices, tools and tips for workforce training and development.

Tooling U-SME, the leading provider of online manufacturing training, understands that educators are facing new challenges daily and are being forced to quickly rethink, redesign, and reallocate resources. Due to the recent circumstances, many schools are asking instructors to teach virtually. We understand that moving to online instruction is not like flipping a switch, but we are here to help.
It&rsquo;s <a href="https://toolingu.com/x/Default.aspx">tuXperience</a> time. If you want to learn how to fill your worker pipeline and align your training program to maximize your bottom line (and who doesn&rsquo;t?), then this event is for you.<br /> <br /> We invite you to join us June 1-3, 2020 at the Omni William Penn Hotel and the nearby David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh. This year, we are excited to be back, co-located with SME&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.smartmanufacturingexperience.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Smart Manufacturing Experience</a>, a timely event focused on Industry 4.0.
Does our company need a <a href="https://toolingu.com/department/300/cnc">Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist</a> training program? It&rsquo;s a question facing many manufacturers as they confront a shortage of skilled CNC operators &mdash; along with a lack of experienced job candidates. According to the <a href="https://www.sme.org/toolingu-sme-industry-pulse-infographic/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tooling U-SME Industry Pulse: Manufacturing Workforce Report</a>, approximately two-thirds (59%) of manufacturers are currently looking to hire CNC machinists.
Today we welcome Conrad Mercurius, Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing Tech at Raritan Valley Community College, who joins us to discuss how to attract young talent to the manufacturing workforce and engage them in exciting careers.
Recently, we posted the <a href="https://toolingu.com/Resources/Blog/January-2020/Part-I-Launching-an-Elearning-Program">first installment</a> of our two-part series about the essential questions you should ask before launching an elearning program. This is a subject that stirs up a lot of conversation.
Today we welcome Rob Luce, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation, for insights into the Foundation&rsquo;s crucial role in addressing the manufacturing skills gap.