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Together, let’s continue to build the next manufacturing workforce

The SME Education Foundation is committed to preparing young people for roles as engineers and technologists for advanced manufacturing careers. Through scholarships and the SME Education Foundation’s unique PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) initiative, we focus on inspiring, supporting and preparing students by creating opportunity.

Ways To Give:

General Enrichment Fund

General Enrichment Fund

The SME Education Foundation supports young people exploring advanced manufacturing career pathways, helping students gain awareness of STEM opportunities and the rewarding, challenging futures available to them within the manufacturing industry. With your financial support we can continue to award scholarships to deserving students and provide the necessary funding to support our unique SME PRIME initiative.
Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Fund

We award scholarships to deserving students matriculating in associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Our scholarships create opportunities for the next generation of advanced manufacturing technicians and engineers. With your gift, we will continue to support students in their pursuit of advanced manufacturing education.
SME PRIME Fund

SME PRIME Fund

2 million positions will remain unfilled due to an alarming lack of skilled, qualified talent over the next decade. SME PRIME addresses this skills gap by engaging high school students in an advanced manufacturing curriculum, preparing them to pursue rewarding careers and post-secondary education. Your gift supports this work with funding for state-of-art equipment, curriculum development, and professional development for educators.

Make your gift a recurring donation

Your recurring contribution will help the SME Education Foundation provide support for students at all levels. Setting up a recurring gift ensures our ability to tackle more opportunities: helping schools across the nation develop and build advanced manufacturing educational programs. To get started call us at 313.425.3300 or click the link below to fill out our contact form.