Tooling U-SME in Southfield and CESMII Launch Smart Manufacturing Curriculum

Tooling U-SME of Cleveland, part of the Southfield-based SME, and CESMII-THE Smart Manufacturing Institute of Los Angeles have launched a curriculum called Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing.
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Tooling U-SME and CESMII have launched a series of courses designed to teach the latest in smart manufacturing techniques to a new generation of workers. // Stock photo

Tooling U-SME of Cleveland, part of the Southfield-based SME, and CESMII-THE Smart Manufacturing Institute of Los Angeles have launched a curriculum called Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing.

The learning package teaches about business opportunities, technical advances, and organizational factors when considering making a smart manufacturing transformation. CEMII-THE Smart Manufacturing Institute of Los Angeles is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Energy, and is a continuation of the industry partnership.

The self-paced online training curriculum uses the collective design, training, and technical knowledge from both SME (formerly Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and CESMII. By working together, the program can use a common foundation of knowledge for advancing industry’s progress through a smart manufacturing transformation.

“Our shared vision with CESMII is to teach the manufacturing workforce the basics of smart manufacturing methodologies to help them understand its essential nature and benefits to accelerate transformation in the U.S. manufacturing workforce,” says Jeannine Kunz, chief workforce development officer at SME. “This common foundation is important in smart manufacturing’s adoption and in realizing the technologies benefits of improved quality, reduced costs and processes and workforce efficiencies.”

Organized into 35 short self-paced training modules, the Fundamentals of Smart Manufacturing curriculum covers a variety of topics. Developed for remote learning, employees and students can access the program from most common web-based training platforms.

Tooling U-SME plans to train and educate the industrial base of future workers, delivering needed smart manufacturing curriculum to thousands of OEMs, suppliers, and schools across the United States.

The curriculum was developed by the aligning of several like-minded organizations with common objectives and complementary strengths to the growing of talent and skills needed to advance smart manufacturing in the U.S.

To learn more about CESMII and Tooling U-SME, visit cesmii.org.