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


SME Introduces Manufacturing Associate Certification

SME has developed and will offer a Manufacturing Associate (CMfga) Certification.  The new certification is designed for individuals new to manufacturing who may not currently possess enough knowledge or experience for more advanced technical certifications. This could include high school students, dislocated workers and individuals coming from other nonmanufacturing sectors who wish to pursue an entry-level role as an assembler, manufacturing associate or production worker, among others.

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A Permanent Fixture in Manufacturing

We are celebrating SME's 89th anniversary and commitment to the manufacturing industry. We place service and commitment to our members, partners, customers and employees at the heart of everything we do.

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Construct Your Industry Network

SME gives you the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and manufacturing professionals who can help you throughout your career.
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Advance Your Career

We want to help you succeed in all areas of manufacturing and engineering. SME provides a path for individuals to learn, grow and explore opportunities the manufacturing industry has to offer.

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SME's professional certifications can help you make the most of all the opportunities advanced manufacturing provides. Earning a certification validates your knowledge against industry standards, can boost your career opportunities, and sets you apart from your peers.

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