What Sets Us Apart

Two Highly Effective Solutions to the Manufacturing Skills Shortage

Hands-On, Performance-Based Skills Assessments – Lower the Risk and Cost of Hiring in Manufacturing

The Skills Assessment Program delivers a Return-On-Investment in excess of 100% the first month of deployment.

Identifying and measuring skills in the hiring process is the single most effective means to insure a quality hire and drive performance in your facility. Our clients know the skill level and skill set of all candidates prior to hire. No more leap of faith that a candidate possesses the skills they represent in the interview process.

Many organizations assess their incumbent workforce and deliver highly targeted training based on the assessment data.  This targeted training methodology dramatically increases the ROI of your training dollars spent.

As the skills shortage grows more acute each year and margin pressures mount, it’s more critical than ever to make the right hiring decision. Our validated Skills Assessment Program, using portable Hands-On Assessment Machines and a task-oriented methodology, identifies the most skilled, most capable and most trainable candidates and incumbents. The assessment program has been administered over 1,000,000 times generating savings in excess of $10 billion for our clients.

Demand-Driven Manufacturing Skills Training Programs

Our Competency-Based Mechatronics Training Curriculum is a Hands-On, 100% Demand-Driven Training Program. Troubleshooting Ability is the Focus, the Heart and Soul, of the Program.

The training curriculum has been built by and for industrial operations professionals. Each training unit has been designed through close collaboration with our global manufacturing clients. These operation professionals possess an in-depth understanding of the skills required to optimize performance and profitability. This is the skill set we train to.

We teach the theory, then directly apply the theory in a lab setting, using hands-on training aids that replicate real-world conditions in the manufacturing facility.

Training in industry is driven by two primary objectives; 1) deliver highly effective training that will improve performance both immediately and long-term, and 2) deliver the training efficiently in order to get manpower back into production as soon as possible. This is the environment our curriculum has been built in and designed for. Highly effective training delivered in a reasonably short period of time.

Twelve of SMT’s manufacturing skills assessment and training programs are now recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®).