Denise Ball is a Workforce Development Specialist for Tooling U-SME, an industry leader in manufacturing workforce education and development. She has served as a practitioner of best-in-class learning and development techniques for the manufacturing industry for over 25 years. Her extensive background includes workforce development for customized training at Lakeland Community College in Ohio. She also brings hands-on experience in manufacturing as she assisted her family in running a small machine shop for several years. For the past 7 years, she has guided the implementation of workforce education and skills training into corporations across the globe to help develop their workforce with success, as well as facilitated workshops on best practices and various webinars.