LONDONDERRY, NH – Aug 29 2011 – Scientific Management Techniques (SMT), the global leader in industrial skills assessments and skills training programs has reached the 900,000 industrial skill assessments milestone. Launched in 1970 with the introduction of their Mechanical skills assessment machine, SMT has grown to enjoy a worldwide presence with their portable industrial skills assessment machines currently deployed in 31 countries. In addition to the Mechanical skills test devise SMT manufactures portable Electrical, PLC, and CNC skills assessment devices. These machines and SMT’s Non-Verbal, Non-Written, Performance-Based assessment methodology are used by industrial organizations across a wide variety of platforms to identify and measure the skills and competencies of candidates and incumbents. SMT has experienced a significant increase in business as manufacturing organizations search for solutions to the skills shortage. “We understand the hiring process in industry. Our clients use our machines to lower the risk and cost of hiring,” said Richard Whouley, Founder of SMT. “Identifying and quantifying skills prior to hire is the single most effective means to insure a quality, highly productive hiring decision in industrial settings. Our clients embrace our assessment machines and methodology due to the financial benefits and productivity enhancements delivered by identifying the most capable candidates and incumbents.” According to a poll conducted by Global Intelligence Alliance most North American manufacturers see the lack of skilled workers as the key detriment to business growth. Mr. Larry Gibson at Unilever, an SMT client, states “I was introduced to SMT’s standard timing model as a plant maintenance manager and used it as a very effective screening tool for hiring. In subsequent roles as plant manager I brought the tool in not only for hiring but also as a training tool for our TPM programs with great effect. We also had great success with SMT’s electrical testing module, again for both screening and training. I have used SMT for years; this company has great and proven products, training and techniques.” About Scientific Management TechniquesScientific Management Techniques is the global leader in performance based skill assessments for industry. The assessment capabilities, together with their demand-driven skills training program, are used by manufacturing organizations in 31 countries to solve the skills shortage and drive productivity in their manufacturing facilities.