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Students Attend SME PRIME Summer Camp

Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) students in 7th-12th grades from Hemlock High School and the Saginaw Career Complex attended a three-day SME PRIME manufacturing, engineering and welding summer camp. Read more about their experiences and learn about the PRIME Program. 
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Student Summit Volunteers

Are you interested in helping to inspire the next generation of manufacturing professionals? If so, we’re looking for volunteers to help with our upcoming Student Summit Event Series. You can help judge hands-on competitions, assist with guided show-floor tours, or even present as a featured keynote speaker. These programs happen during all SME conferences and tradeshows.
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HOUSTEX Speakers to Provide Small and Medium Manufacturers “Smart” Knowledge for Success

At HOUSTEX, Oct. 5-7, manufacturers will hear seasoned industry experts address the challenges of labor shortages, supply chain irregularities, inflation and revenue generation in the transformative years ahead.

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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.

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Career Defining Credentials

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


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Manufacturing Engineering magazine

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