New Manufacturing Certification for Entry-Level Jobs

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The new Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA) from SME — a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing — quickly prepares individuals for high-demand, entry-level manufacturing jobs.

The CMfgA is designed for individuals new to manufacturing who may not currently possess enough knowledge or experience for more advanced technical certifications. This includes high school students, dislocated workers, veterans, and individuals coming from other non-manufacturing sectors.

An optional training program from Tooling U-SME includes 25 online classes covering topics manufacturing experts identified as relevant for entry-level positions and can be completed in less than a few weeks in preparation for the certification exam.

Contact Sue Mueller, Senior Workforce Education Strategist, Tooling U-SME, at or 262.330.2234 to learn more.

In our latest blog, learn how educators and workforce organizations are using the CMfgA to prepare new workers and help local manufacturers:

  • McHenry County Workforce Network in McHenry County, Illinois is using the CMfgA to build a pipeline of qualified candidates.
  • The Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center is using the CMfgA to meet the needs of local manufacturers in the Sacramento, California area.
  • HTDC INNOVATE Hawaii is using the CMfgA to offer a new job option to students.
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