SME Logo


Share this


PRIME Logo  

SME and the SME Education Foundation’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing (PRIME) initiative actively engages and builds a collaborative network between students, educators and industry to grow and train the next generation workforce while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing. More 

PRIME Program

SME Education Foundation Logo Color   Since 1998, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $10.4 million in financial aid through its various scholarship programs. The Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduates and master’s or doctoral degree students pursuing degrees in manufacturing and related fields at two-year and four-year colleges. More 
Mentor Program  

The SME Mentor Programs connect mentors with high school student and professional mentees, allowing mentors to enhance their leadership skills and give back to the manufacturing community. In conjunction, mentees get the help they need to achieve their personal, educational and professional development goals. More


Bright Minds

Lean Certification Logo   The Lean Certification Alliance — American Society for Quality , Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Shingo Institute and SME — draws on their collective experience and the proven practices of thousands of individuals to provide continuous improvement practitioners in-depth access to the latest lean and continuous improvement thinking and best practices. More  
 SkillsUSA Logo  

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student excel. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. More  



FirstUSA Logo   FIRST was founded to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology through accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge and life skills. More