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Success Stories

The mission of the SME Education Foundation is to inspire, prepare and support an advanced manufacturing workforce through education. We’re proud of the success of each student we support with scholarship assistance or through their preparation with critical technical and soft skills.

Here are some of the success stories we’ve gathered from our scholarship alumni and the SME PRIME Schools initiative.

High School Students Create Parts for NASA through SME PRIME

NASA's agency-wide HUNCH program and the SME PRIME program partner to further expand skilled manufacturing talent in the U.S.

Featured Stories

Diving Into My Manufacturing Education

Diving Into My Manufacturing Education

For the past year, I have had the incredible opportunity to pursue my passion for manufacturing by studying mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech (Atlanta); I would not be where I am today without the help of the SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship.
Skills Gap Solution: Training the next manufacturing workforce

Skills Gap Solution: Training the Next Manufacturing Workforce

The SME Education Foundation aims to solve the skills gap through our unique SME PRIME program. In 2017, Shape Corp. worked with the foundation to partner with Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Michigan to develop a pre-apprenticeship program.
2014 E. Wayne Kay High School scholarship recipient gives back at annual Roboflight Academy

2014 Scholarship Recipient Gives Back at Annual Roboflight Academy

Portland State University graduate Julian Rogers, awarded one of our E. Wayne Kay High School scholarships in 2014, made news in Oregon for his involvement with Insitu’s RoboFlight Academy in Oregon.

Looking to share your story?

The SME Education is proud of the impact it has had on the manufacturing world. Are you a scholarship or SME PRIME alumni? We want to share your story.