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(Dearborn, Mich., March 8, 2017) – Manufacturing jobs are on the rise, but the industry is dealing with a severe shortage of workers equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to function in advanced manufacturing workplaces. To help close the skills gap, NASA’s agency-wide HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) program and the SME Education Foundation’s PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) program are partnering to further expand the pipeline of skilled manufacturing talent in the U.S. 

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(Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 1, 2017) – The SME Education Foundation has announced the election of Kathy Burnham as the organization’s new president and Susan Shimoyama as new vice-president/secretary. Both bring a level of manufacturing expertise that will reinforce the Foundation’s commitment to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the U.S.

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LANSING — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the SME Education Foundation are encouraged by the focus placed on skilled trades education programs by Governor Rick Snyder during his seventh State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., May 18, 2016) ― Brian Ruestow, president of the SME Education Foundation, was recently honored with the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime commitment to SME and ongoing efforts to prepare youth for advanced manufacturing careers.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., May 16, 2016) ― The SME Education Foundation has awarded Alcoa Foundation with the 2016 Outstanding Partner honor for its continued support of the Education Foundation and its Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIME®) initiative. With Alcoa Foundation’s backing, students, teachers, and high schools have access to 21st-century technology, equipment and curriculum, thus helping to create a sustainable, tailored approach to workforce development.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., May 16, 2016) ― The SME Education Foundation has awarded over $570,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing degrees in manufacturing engineering and related technologies. This investment is part of the Foundation’s continued efforts to inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists, while filling the much needed pipeline of skilled talent.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2015) — The SME Education Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2015 Outstanding Partner honors to Ford Motor Co. and Kelly Burr of the Shop Rat Foundation.

(DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2015) — The SME Education Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2015 Outstanding Partner honors to Ford Motor Co. and Kelly Burr of the Shop Rat Foundation. - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-SME-Education-Foundation-Recognizes-Ford-Motor-Company-and-the-Shop-Rat-Foundation-with-2015-Outstanding-Partner-Award/#sthash.h1zC8cv0.dpuf
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