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(Southfield, Mich., Aug. 2, 2018) — Taking part in the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) recent Leadership Summit, the SME Education Foundation has announced a partnership with NC3, Snap-on Inc., and the L.S. Starrett Company to provide custom training in precision measurement for schools in the SME PRIME Schools network.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 18, 2017) ― Jim Weber, welding and machining instructor at Capital High School in Helena, Montana, and Demetrius Anthony, lead manufacturing engineering teacher at Hollenstein Career and Technology Center in Fort Worth, Texas, were among the 2017 recipients of the William Dahlgren Award presented by the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering Foundation.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., June 19, 2017) ― Shape Corp., a global tier-one automotive and industrial component supplier, is the latest manufacturer to join the growing list of companies partnering with the SME Education Foundation to expand its exemplary manufacturing education program for high school students. 

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(PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2017) ― The SME Education Foundation received a $300,000 grant from Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic Inc., to expand its PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) initiative. 

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(Dearborn, Mich., May 1, 2017) ― The SME Education Foundation has presented the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) with its 2017 Outstanding Partner Award, recognizing support of the Foundation’s mission to inspire, prepare and support the next generation manufacturing workforce. MMA was honored at the annual SME International Awards Gala on April 30. 

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(Dearborn, Mich., May 1, 2017) ― The SME Education Foundation has presented substantial scholarships to six young men and women who will be pursuing degrees in manufacturing engineering and related technologies in the 2017-2018 academic year. More than $620,000 in awards are being granted to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students as part of the Foundation’s efforts to inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists.

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(Dearborn, Mich., March 8, 2017) – Manufacturing jobs are on the rise, but the industry is dealing with a severe shortage of workers equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to function in advanced manufacturing workplaces. To help close the skills gap, NASA’s agency-wide HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) program and the SME Education Foundation’s PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) program are partnering to further expand the pipeline of skilled manufacturing talent in the U.S. 

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(Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 1, 2017) – The SME Education Foundation has announced the election of Kathy Burnham as the organization’s new president and Susan Shimoyama as new vice-president/secretary. Both bring a level of manufacturing expertise that will reinforce the Foundation’s commitment to advance STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in the U.S.

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(LANSING, Mich., Jan. 17, 2017) — The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the SME Education Foundation are encouraged by the focus placed on skilled trades education programs by Governor Rick Snyder during his seventh State of the State Address on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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(DEARBORN, Mich., May 18, 2016) ― Brian Ruestow, president of the SME Education Foundation, was recently honored with the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime commitment to SME and ongoing efforts to prepare youth for advanced manufacturing careers.

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