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SME Stands For Manufacturing

Manufacturing builds strong economies and rewarding careers. SME helps manufacturers and the people of our industry grow, learn, and prosper.

Making the Unmakeable

Every journey into manufacturing is different. Susan Smyth's started more than 30 years ago; her experiences led to her becoming SME’s 88th president.

SME Education Foundation Scholarship Applications Close February 1

Closing soon! The application process for the SME Education Foundation Scholarships is open for the 2020-21 school year through February 1! Find tips for the application process online.
“I am extremely grateful to the foundation for the opportunity to continue my education and earn my degree. Their support and generosity made a huge difference, and helps students realize how supportive the community can be and motivates students to strive for the best. Thank you for believing in me and helping me with my education.”
Constance, SME Education Foundation Scholarship Recipient

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SME Education Foundation

SME Education Foundation

Diversity in Action Magazine Features Our Education Foundation

The SME Education Foundation’s efforts to increase the amount of students from underrepresented groups in manufacturing and provide them with scholarships were highlighted recently in an issue of Diversity in Action magazine.
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What can SME do for you?

Training Products

Close the skills gap

Manufacturing relies on a skilled workforce – and a strong workforce relies on ongoing training and development. Working with leading manufacturers and educators to create relevant and free online classes, Tooling U-SME is the industry’s leading training and development leader.
Local Chapters

Make network connections

Looking for opportunities to connect, learn and grow from fellow manufacturers? SME membership gives you access to exclusive industry resources and benefits, as well as a community of professionals, educators and students who are passionate about manufacturing.
SME Education Foundation

Attract new talent

Continued growth requires attracting the next generation to our industry. The SME Education Foundation works to build awareness, enhance academic opportunity, and inspire, prepare and support students at every educational level.

Meet and learn from industry leaders

Success in manufacturing requires strong connections and relationships. As producer of industry leading events, SME provides opportunities to learn, grow and succeed all while forming connections with the people who matter most to business objectives.
SME Media

Keep up with industry trends and technology

Stay up-to-date with technology and industry advances by following SME Media, the leading source for news and in-depth technical knowledge about advanced manufacturing.
Technical Certification

Advance your career

Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, sets you apart from your peers and can even boost career opportunities. Explore SME's professional certifications to see how a new certification can advance your career.