Developing Your Workforce with Online Training & Certification

Date 03/07/2023


About the event

Learn the different ways manufacturers across Ohio are leveraging online learning to develop their incumbent workforce, from entry level staff who need foundational skills to seasoned staff who may need to brush up on new technologies. Tooling U-SME offers a wide array of online learning assets that are easy to customize and administer through its learning management system. The following SME Certifications will be highlighted: Certified Manufacturing Associate and Robotics in Manufacturing Fundamentals.


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Greg Surtman
Workforce Development Manager

Greg is responsible for leading the team that supports Tooling U-SMEs 900+ partner network, to include:


  • Manufacturing Extension Partnerships
  • Career & Technical High Schools
  • Community & Technical Colleges
  • Universities
  • Manufacturing Associations
  •  Workforce & Economic Development Agencies
  • Community Based Organizations


This partner network collaborates to provide learning solutions that addresses the skills gap in manufacturing by filling the talent pipeline and continuing to develop the incumbent workforce.



Greg has over 26 years of workforce development experience as a top performer at New Horizons CLC, Cuyahoga Community College, Contract Training Edge LLC, & Tooling U-SME. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo, is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified DiSC Facilitator and serves on the Board of Directors at the Uniquely Abled Project/Academy.  Greg is passionate about helping both individuals and manufacturers succeed by bringing stakeholders together to create local talent ecosystems.

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