TOOLINGU: Innovative Workforce Development Models from Three Manufacturing Communities

Now, more than ever, manufacturing employers and their communities are challenged to find new and increasingly collaborative models for addressing their workforce development needs. Whether building the pipeline or upskilling the manufacturing workforce, many of these collaborations benefit from proven methodologies, and often draw from a number of resources and innovative program designs.

Be sure to join Tooling U-SME on Tuesday, November 30 for a live panel discussion as we showcase three successful programs from The Uniquely Abled Project, the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NJMEP), and the SME Education Foundation. Gain insights as we share outcomes and discuss critical success factors when funding, building, and deploying these programs together. Hear inspiring examples where Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies are changing lives and making a lasting impact.

The panelists include:

  • Dr. Ivan Rosenberg, Founder and President of The Uniquely Abled Project
  • Tortsen Schimanski, Director of Open Enrollment Training, New Jersey MEP
  • Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation