John Hindman, Manager, Learning Services, Tooling U-SME, has served as a practitioner of best-in-class learning and development techniques for various markets for over two decades in the manufacturing industry. Many of his strategies involve the development of work-centric competency frameworks that lead to the development of career pathways and succession models. These learning and development programs produce measurable results that meet human capital challenges in employee engagement, growth, and retention.

In addition to his project work, Hindman has facilitated a number of workshops on best practices in workforce development, including Training 2013, FABTECH 2013-2014, THE BIG M 2014, tuX 2012-2014, Oil and Gas Summit 2014, and various webinars. Hindman has been bylined in whitepapers discussing the minimizing of the manufacturing skills gap through instructionally-sound learning and development programs. He continues to research and put into practice new techniques on adult learning and the development of a millennial workforce.