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SME, with its nearly 90 years of experience and expertise in events, publications, membership, and training and development, is, together with the SME Education Foundation, committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing...and we’d like to help with your story.

We can also offer journalists resources about advanced manufacturing, workforce development, the IIoT, industry trends and the newest technologies. Contact Rick Crooks for access to thought leaders and manufacturing engineering experts from industry and academia.

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Michigan Education Budget Awards $6 Million to SME PRIME Schools Initiative

The SME Education Foundation will receive $6 million from the state of Michigan as part of the approved School Aid Fund Budget (PA 48 of 2021) crafted with bipartisan support from the Michigan Legislature. The award will double the number of schools participating in the unique manufacturer/educator partnership-driven SME PRIME initiative, which offers education and career-readiness opportunities to high school students.

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