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Training at Tooling U-SME

Competency-based learning solutions with measurable results.

Tooling U-SME.logo.rgbBIGR.pngTooling 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.

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

What We Offer

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.
learning services

Learning Services

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


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.

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.

Featured Content

Report: Small Steps Create Big Wins

While the best approach is to create an overarching strategy for a sustainable, performance-driven learning program, don’t wait until that is in place before acting. Small wins will ultimately add up to more significant progress.

New! Classes on the Go

Tooling U-SME online classes are now available on a free mobile app for Android and Apple mobile devices, including tablets and phones.

U/LINC Now Powered by Tooling U-SME

Lincoln Electric’s welding curriculum platform, U/LINC, is now powered by Tooling U-SME. U/LINC promotes learning and student engagement, while giving the instructor maximum control over their programming.

Blog: Smart Move, Amazon

Recently, Amazon announced a plan to invest over $700 million to upskill 100,000 U.S. employees by 2025. That’s about $7,000 per worker. Especially with a tight labor market, this is a smart investment.

Podcast: Building a Multigenerational Workforce

Learn about the challenges and solutions for attracting, retaining and sustaining a multigenerational workforce
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.

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“Our partnership with Tooling U-SME has been a great success. Their development team listened to our input, then designed a highly effective training program.”
Senior Manager, American Automotive Manufacturer

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