SME's professional development opportunities, available to individuals, companies and educators, provide the right tools and information to help advance careers and drive operations to new levels of productivity and competitiveness. SME members receive generous discounts.
SME is your resource for professional development within the world of manufacturing. Earn a third-party validation of your manufacturing experience through SME's certification programs. Discover the next career path on our online Jobs Connection. Read or watch the latest information in your field of expertise. We are your resource tool to success.
SME has a turnkey approach to building the right, customized workforce development program for you. Our skilled team are your training consultants, whether you're looking for on-site training, validation of employee skill level (certification), webinars, books and video ... just to name a few. We partner with you to ensure you reach your objectives.
SME is the primary source for knowledge dissemination for the broad field of manufacturing engineering and technology. Therefore, high-quality manufacturing-oriented education programs must exist at every level - associate, bachelor, masters, and doctorate - to ensure that industry's needs for in-depth knowledge and skills are met. Our academic tools are designed to support the transfer of knowledge from classroom to real-life careers.
Our extensive training program is flexible and customizable for quick and convenient training. Our trainers are industry experts with onsite, hybrid, and public training delivery options available.
In addition, SME provides training webinars that provide a deep dive into specific topic areas to improve and develop skills.
In its "virtual" learning program, SME offers online courses including a "shop floor" series of 185 courses and a specialized Six Sigma training program.
Individuals can earn their certification through our rigorous, industry-recognized program. The benefits are standing out from the crowd, increasing personal value to the company and gaining a portable, validated credential.
Secondly, employers and educators can use the results of certification exams as an employee development tool or classroom outcome assessment. SME members receive generous discounts on preparatory materials and exams.
Use SME's outstanding selection of books and videos to support your individual, educational, or corporate objectives to gain the competitive knowledge required of today's manufacturing workforce. Visit www.sme.org/store to search the wide variety of titles that address new technologies, manufacturing processes, and process improvement.
Find the right job by posting your resume on SME's Jobs Connection. SME members can use this service for free as a benefit of their membership; non-members pay a fee. Employers can find candidates who have been pre-qualified – through their involvement with SME – to have the skills and experience required.
An online library with study, industry and career resources, and a "live" librarian who will help you get answers to your tough manufacturing and engineering questions.
Learn more about SME's benefits and why to join today!