Training from the Center for Economic Growth and Tooling U-SME provides the knowledge and skills needed to create a forward-thinking, safe, and efficient organization. A properly trained workforce can dramatically improve your bottom line through increased productivity, reduced risk, the ability to leverage new technologies, and more. An investment in workforce training is an investment in your company’s future.


Online classes are self-paced, typically taking 60 minutes to complete. They are easily and conveniently accessible on desktops and laptops, and on tablets and phones with the Tooling U-SME app.

Online Training Offers:

  • Content developed by industry experts
  • Accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Self-paced
  • Predefined curriculum for each job role
  • Engaging and interactive content
  • Pre- and post-training knowledge assessments
  • Access to Tooling U-SME’s Learning
  • Management System (LMS)
  • Guidance from our Client Success team, including advice, insights, and ideas built on best practices and years of experience


To learn more about program offerings select an educational pathway:

  • Engineering: Need a engineering refresher and shore up on a topic you are less familiar with? Check out our courses today! More Info>>
  • Forming, Fabrication & Stamping: Learn the fundamentals and open the doors to more advanced metal forming opportunities. More Info>>
  • Industrial Safety: Modern manufacturing operations and industrial facilities have unique safety requirements, and it’s critical that employees know how to safely work with potentially dangerous materials and equipment. More Info>>
  • Leadership Skills: Encourage employees’ growth and career potential with this series of 10 classes focused on building effective leadership and management skills. More Info>>
  • Lean Training: Lean is a smarter way of doing business that saves time, money, and resources while reducing waste and focusing on continuous improvement. More Info>>
  • Machining: Whether you are exploring a machining career or looking to skill up, ToolingU can help you prepare for that next step. More Info>>
  • Maintenance: Machine Maintenance Technicians are highly sought after skills in Manufacturing – and our courses can help you move along in this career. More Info>>
  • Plastics Processing: Are you interested in a career with a plastics manufacturer or looking to shore up your skills? Take a look at our online courses. More Info>>
  • Quality Overview: Poor quality can cause significant challenges for manufacturers, from the cost of rework, scrap, product failures and recalls to lost customers and business opportunities. More Info>>
  • Smart Manufacturing: Forward-thinking manufacturers are investing in training programs to build the Industry 4.0 capabilities are critical to remain competitive. More Info>>
  • Welding: Welding is a highly sought after skill, with opportunities in many industries including Offshore Wind. We can help you get started! More Info>>

Questions? Interested in learning more about these training programs?

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