The WorkForge Way

At WorkForge, we leverage strategic content packages, an intuitive cloud-based delivery platform, and scalable pricing to save our client partners tens of thousands of dollars annually while providing the industry’s top training and development to their employees.


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.

WorkForge is the only skills development provider to incorporate proven engagement techniques, configurable pathways, and technology enablement strategies to make workforce development enjoyable. This leads to better results while reducing the time spent along the way.

the workforge impact

Even the most engaging skills development in the world would be completely useless if it wasn’t effective. Our courses aren’t just enjoyable, they’re hard-working and, most importantly, measurable. Our proven engagement and results are why you can rely on us to keep your employees focused on completing courses and ensure they stay engaged at every step.


WorkForge offers over 850 specialized courses across a variety of disciplines and subjects.

  • Food & Beverage

  • Precision Manufacturing / CNC

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Semiconductor

  • Packaging

  • Energy & Utility

  • Aviation

  • Logistics

  • Biofuels & Biodiesel

  • Machining & Metalworking

  • Robotics

  • Automotive & Electric Vehicle

One Team, countless employee development options

At WorkForge, we’re dedicated to your employee retention and growth. With state-of-the-art, configurable training content and delivery platforms, you reduce the costs associated with education and turnover while providing the industry’s most comprehensive training to your team.

Partnerships dedicated to in-depth learning

At WorkForge, we are always looking for strategic partners and subject-matter experts that can provide specialized knowledge, ensuring that all of our courses are comprehensive and filled with industry expertise. We strive to expand our knowledge and provide the most up-to-date, in-depth information we can on all subjects.

Start your development today.

Ready to discover your personalized workforce training solution?

Getting started is simple.

  • 1

    Explore our solutions and choose the courses/pathways that are right for your business.

  • 2

    Connect with one of the experts at WorkForge.

  • 3
    Start educating your employees and witnessing real results in your organization.


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