Manufacturing’s Shortage of Skilled Workers
SME Offers Opportunity
to Share Your Knowledge and Experience!
Interested in having a positive impact on the life and career of a
student or colleague?
Think back to all of the people in your life who have guided you
in making educational and career decisions that led you into your manufacturing
career. Is it your turn to serve as a mentor?
Over the next 10 years, it is predicted that 3.5 million manufacturing
jobs will become available, but millions of positions will go unfilled without
the right “skilled” workers in those jobs. This
unique volunteer opportunity allows you to share your knowledge and experience
with our current and future manufacturing workforce. Provide guidance. Help SME
mentees understand the skills they will need to succeed.
Be a mentor in one or both programs: High School Mentor and/or Professional
SME will provide guidance and training sessions to help prepare
you for your mentor journey.
When you sign up for the High School Mentor
Program, you agree to:
- Complete and clear a background check.
- Volunteer for a one-hour,
virtual coaching session per month for a five to six-month time period.
Student or Professional Member Mentor
NEW! SME is launching the Professional Mentor
Program this fall.
- It is open to any SME member 18 years and older.
- There are no applications or background checks required!
- The program runs September to February and again from March to
- You can participate for six to 12 months.
Mentee-mentor matching will occur between Sept. 19 and
Support the future of manufacturing by sharing your knowledge and experience. Be a mentor in either the High School Mentor Program and/or the Professional Mentor Program.