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

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Millennials and Gen Z in the Workforce

As the industry looks to resolve the talent shortage that threatens to slow manufacturing’s growth, insight into the motivations and understanding of the next generation of manufacturing professionals is vital to recruiting, retaining, and training these workers.
Millennials and Gen Z in the Workforce

Make your resume stand out from the rest!

Sign up for our Online Resume Review and Career Guidance Fair taking place on Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST. You'll have the ability to connect with SME Career Coaches and Resume Reviewers who will work to help you move forward with your career goals.
SME Online Resume Review and Career Guidance Fair

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Know Your Industry Trends

Know Your Industry Trends

SME has all the resources you need to stay informed with manufacturing industry insights, news and products to improve your career.
Construct Your Industry Network

Construct Your Industry Network

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

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.

Industry News & Resources For You

Scholarship Opportunities

The SME Education Foundation Scholarship Application is now open. One application gives graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students access to nearly 60 different scholarships.
Scholarship Opportunities

Become an SME Member

We want to help you succeed in all areas of manufacturing. Join today to learn. engage. advance. with SME.


SME Connect

Engage virtually with industry peers through SME Connect


Manufacturing Engineering magazine

Receive a guaranteed subscription to Manufacturing Engineering magazine


Local Chapters

Build relationships in your local community



Get substantial discounts on certification study materials and exams


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