Founded in 1979, the SME Education Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) organization. As the philanthropic arm of SME, we draw upon their almost 90-year history and thought leadership in manufacturing-focused conferences and events, training programs, media production, and international membership to attract and develop a skilled manufacturing workforce.
Why do we do it?
We understand that manufacturing is key to economic growth and prosperity and that a manufacturing talent shortage and skills gap threatens both. Without a spirited, highly skilled workforce, manufacturing – and the global population who rely upon it – will suffer.