Additional funding doubles support for the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship
DEARBORN, Mich., April 14, 2014 — Mazak Corp. is doubling its support for one of the SME Education Foundation’s scholarships, the Mazak Manufacturing Technology Scholarship. This scholarship program will now provide four, full tuition scholarships for the next two academic years, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Both incoming and current students pursuing a degree in engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati are eligible to apply.
Students can learn more about eligibility requirements and register for the 2015-16 scholarship year by visiting the SME Education Foundation scholarship application portal at smeef.org/scholarships. By registering, students will automatically be notified when the application opens this fall.
“Inspiring young people to pursue degrees in engineering technology is crucial for securing the future of the manufacturing industry in Ohio,” said Rodney Grover, senior development officer at the SME Education Foundation. “We have created a growing number of strong partnerships between organizations, businesses and exemplary schools to bring a comprehensive approach to manufacturing education. Our collaborative efforts with organizations like Mazak Corporation help drive the future of the manufacturing workforce.”
According to the 2013 Manufacturing Brief, the Ohio manufacturing industry is undergoing a clear resurgence as evidenced by the recent growth of manufacturing-related jobs, particularly in Northeast Ohio. This report, released by the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University in December 2013, illustrates how the manufacturing industry is rebounding strongly from the recent recession.
“The ability of this country to research, design and develop innovative manufacturing technologies is critical in our ability to increase productivity in durable goods, which increases employment and provides economic and social wellbeing,” says Brian Papke, president, Mazak Corp. “We are reaching out to talented young people to help them secure a viable future with a technology-based education.”
About Mazak Corp.
Mazak Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of productivity-improving machine tool solutions. Committed to being a partner to customers with innovative technology, its world-class facility in Florence, Kentucky, recently increased its production capacity to 200 machines per month. Continuous training and development of the workforce has created a "lean" culture, which has created opportunities for continuing growth in America. Mazak maintains eight Technology Centers across North America to provide local hands-on applications, service and sales support to its customers. For more information on Mazak's products and solutions, visit mazakusa.com or follow it on Twitter at and on Facebook at facebook.com/MazakCorp.
About the SME Education Foundation
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, preparing and supporting the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by SME in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $33 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations and individual donors. Visit the SME Education Foundation at smeef.org. Also visit CareerMe.org for information on advanced manufacturing careers and ManufacturingisCool.com, our award-winning website for young people. Follow @mfgeducation on Twitter.
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for the industry.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact SME Public Relations at 313.425.3000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 313.425.3403.