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Manufacturing Skills Gap: The Problem and a Solution

Manufacturing has been a stronghold in our society for generations, and the industry continues to play a significant role in today’s economy, contributing to financial growth, prosperity, national security and technological innovation. Not since the industrial revolution of the 1800s have we seen so much groundbreaking technology sweep the industry as we are today. Read More


Manufacturing Careers: Overlooked, Undervalued and Unknown

As children, there are an overwhelming amount of inputs that direct and encourage students to enter the traditional paths that lead to career and financial success. While the best intentions are in place and these paths are respectable, important ones, the college-bound, high-level career direction has left undiscovered territory, often referred to as the talent gap. Read More


Grand Haven school district highlights efforts during special meeting

Grand Haven Mayor Geri McCaleb said she likes the district’s partnership with Shape Corp. and SME for the Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education. The partnership’s goal is to give Grand Haven High School students the chance to receive an education with a curriculum aimed at helping them develop skills needed in the manufacturing workforce. Read More


New spaces, opportunities, supports await Unified students

When students across the Racine Unified School District begin the 2017-2018 school year today, they will be welcomed by a bevy of new opportunities, from new buildings and classrooms to new ways to learn. Read More


Minuteman High School set to launch new Advanced Manufacturing Program

When Minuteman High School opens for students this fall, a new offering will appear on the roster of Minuteman's high-quality career and technical programs – Advanced Manufacturing. Read More


New Partnership to Address Manufacturing Talent Gap

A new collaborative effort is aimed at providing local students with an education while also impacting the manufacturing field. Read More


Shape Corp. Launches Advanced Manufacturing Education Program at Lakeshore School District

Automotive supplier Shape Corp. will invest $315,000 to create an advanced manufacturing education program at Grand Haven High School. Read More


Manufacturing Education Program to be Implemented at Grand Haven High School

Shape Corp. and SME Education announced Monday a partnership with the Michigan Manufacturers Association aimed at bringing manufacturing education to Grand Haven High School. Read More


SME-EF and NASA Help an Illinois High School Put STEM Education in Space

Not many people get to say they helped design and manufacture hardware for NASA and the International Space Station (ISS)—let alone as a teenager. Yet, 16-year-old Logan Laudé, and other Wheeling High School students, are doing just that. Read More


NASA engages the next generation with HUNCH

NASA is making sure the next generation of high school graduates understand the variety of career paths that can lead to missions exploring space. In fact, hundreds of students are already helping NASA's astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station - the orbiting research platform making discoveries that benefit Earth while developing the technology that will allow humans to live and work in deep space. Read More