The SME Excellence in Manufacturing Training award honors a manufacturer who demonstrates an exceptional commitment and dedication to upskilling the workforce, enhancing talent, and preparing new and incumbent employees for a successful career in the manufacturing industry.

Specifically, this award honors a manufacturer who implements best practices for reducing the skills gap and for building a high-performance workforce:

  • Training programs tie directly to the bottom line
  • Performance-based competency models are defined
  • Learning solutions are aligned with business and job needs to develop required knowledge and skills
  • Formalized training and structured on-the-job training (OJT) programs are established
  • Training effectiveness is measured, and training is modified as necessary to provide a positive impact on employee and organizational performance

CRITERIA:

Each application will be judged on an organization’s demonstration of the following criteria: 

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Job Definition  
  • Curriculum  
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Training Infrastructure

Supporting documentation may be submitted to further demonstrate the strength of your training program.


AWARD WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

  • An official award to display
  • Participation in a Tooling U-SME webinar or podcast
  • Invitation to and recognition at the SME Awards Gala
  • Recognition and Publicity Program:


HOW TO APPLY:

Download, complete, and save the application form. Send your completed form and any supporting documentation to Dave Ewers, Tooling U-SME, at dave.ewers@toolingu.com. 

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Ewers at 216.706.6694 or dave.ewers@toolingu.com.


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EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING TRAINING AWARD

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THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022 AT 11:59 PM ET.

Deadline to apply: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET

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