New Certification Prepares Workers for Entry-Level Jobs

To help individuals prepare for entry into the manufacturing workforce, SME, a nationally recognized certifying body in manufacturing, has developed the Certified Manufacturing Associate (CMfgA).

The CMfgA was designed for individuals new to manufacturing who may not currently possess enough knowledge or experience for more advanced technical certifications.

The new certification covers shop math, assembly, maintenance, machining, inspection, and more, demonstrating that an individual has basic knowledge of manufacturing and may be an ideal candidate for entry-level manufacturing roles, such as assemblers, manufacturing associates, and production workers.

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. The training program can also be bundled with the certification exam for a comprehensive entry-level onboarding and training program for new hires. After earning the CMfgA, SME encourages individuals to explore a variety of available career pathways in manufacturing and continue with training or education to earn more advanced technical certifications. Read more about the CMfgA.

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

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