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Manufacturing Careers: Unmasking the Misperceptions

Manufacturing is not dirty. Manufacturing is high-tech. Manufacturing pays wells and leads to prosperous careers. Manufacturing is thriving in the United States. How can we change misperceptions about manufacturing? We can counter each statement with facts.
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What We're Up To


SME Education Foundation Featured in NY Times

The SME Education Foundation was recently highlighted in an extended feature in The New York Times on preparing high school students for careers in robotics within the manufacturing industry.

Scholarship Opportunities

The SME Education Foundation annually awards $2 million in scholarships to high school seniors, undergraduates and post-graduate students.
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: Driving Regional Opportunity

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: Driving Regional Opportunity

Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 billion through more than 67,000 grants to nonprofit organizations.

Industry Leader Honda Partners to Prepare

Honda prepares the next generation at nearby Anna High School in a partnership forged through the SME Education Foundation.
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Upcoming Student Summits

Our Students Summits feature hands-on challenges, engagement with manufacturing companies and demonstrations of their technology at SME events.
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Cazenovia High School: CTE Opportunity in Central New York

The career and technical education opportunities at Cazenovia High School are both forward-thinking and very current.

Scholarship Registration

The SME Education Foundation offers students a powerful reason to choose a manufacturing focused, STEM-based education. Whether you’re attending a post-secondary technical school, community college, or university, our scholarships support young people exploring advanced manufacturing career pathways.