We Inspire, We Prepare, We Support
The SME Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. Working closely with SME, academia, and industry, we build awareness of opportunity and provide solutions to develop, build and strengthen the workforce.
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.
What We're Up To
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.