Workforce Development


Workforce Development

The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) understands the importance of a skilled and trained workforce. PMA is committed to helping our members fill the manufacturing skills gap through a wide range of training programs for entry-level workers to future company presidents.

PMA provides online training through METALFORM EDU, technical seminars, custom in-plant training, online and paper assessments, the Management Development Academy (MDA), and numerous events at a national and regional level.

PMA offers industry-specific training programs and resources that impart the knowledge and competencies needed to strengthen your business. By investing in your workforce, you can improve bottom-line performance.

METALFORM EDU is designed specifically for the metalforming industry and includes 37 PMA-exclusive courses and more than 700 courses in precision measurement, blueprint reading, SPC, CNC, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, safety and more.

C4MC provides industry resources that highlight metalforming as an outstanding career option, as well as MFG Day resources to assist companies in hosting events to showcase the manufacturing industry. 

PMA offers several products to help you accurately assess the skills and aptitudes of your employees to make sure that all new hires are set up for success.

A three-part series of forum-style workshops, coursework, seminars and structured networking designed exclusively for mid-level managers looking to advance their business and leadership acumen. 

Connecting talent with opportunities in the industry, this resource center is designed for job seekers looking for their next career, and for employers seeking new employees.

A skilled and trained workforce is essential to improve bottom-line performance and make it easier to compete in the global marketplace. As a member of the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), you and your colleagues can gain the knowledge and competencies needed to succeed by leveraging PMA's technical training programs and resources.

PMA delivers virtual learning opportunities each month that cover a wide range of topics related to industry statistics and benchmarking, professional development, legal and regulatory updates, technical training and more.

PMA offers in-plant training solutions with content tailored to your unique needs. Workshops enable you to train multiple employees consistently and cost effectively, right at your facility.