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Help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent

We understand that manufacturing is key to economic growth and prosperity, and that a manufacturing talent shortage and skills gap threatens both. Without a spirited, highly skilled workforce, manufacturing – and the global populations who rely upon it – will suffer.

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General Enrichment Fund

The SME Education Foundation supports young people exploring advanced manufacturing career pathways. With your financial assistance we can continue to provide the necessary funding to inspire students to consider manufacturing as a career choice, prepare them for specific roles at manufacturing companies through our SME PRIME schools initiative, and support them by awarding scholarships for degrees in manufacturing or engineering education.


Two 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 modern equipment, curriculum development, and professional development for educators.

Scholarship Fund

Help us annually award millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students pursuing two-year, four-year or advanced degrees in manufacturing or engineering. Your gift will help students with money for tuition, books, on-campus living expenses, or lab and course fees.

Get Involved with PRIME

Being involved with the SME PRIME program provides you with an opportunity to fulfill your philanthropic goals while helping develop the future of the manufacturing workforce.

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.