WorkForge is the culmination of former skills training companies Valor Manufacturing Training and 180Skills, founded in 2016 and 2009, respectively.
After recognizing an increasingly negative trend in the manufacturing sector, brothers Lute, Ramsey, and Sami Atieh turned this negative into an opportunity and began aggressively focusing on ways to close the skills gap that left thousands of manufacturing jobs open across the country by offering online training and development courses through Valor.
Joe Kitterman founded 180 Skills based on a need he experienced firsthand as a manager in the manufacturing industry. While Joe wanted to help his employees grow and prosper in their careers, he couldn’t get them the skills training needed to thrive. So, he started thinking: What if employees had access to on-demand, self-paced online skills training?
Combining their extensive course libraries, digital work instruction, and technology solutions… WorkForge was born.