The manufacturing industry is experiencing robust digital changes that necessitate new kinds of training. The adoption of technologies, from an increase in high voltage vehicles in the automotive industry to the development of smart factories, requires constant training and professional development of employees at every organizational level. Due to these shifts, self-motivated learners have the best chance of achieving high levels of expertise in new learning areas. This being said, rapidly training and retraining a workforce can be daunting; industrial organizations face the threat of losing competitiveness with each new technological development. Through the process of evaluating training needs, educating the right personnel with expert content, and integrating a learning and development program into organizational culture, organizations can thrive as they transition into the future of manufacturing.