For over 80 years, SME has been dedicated manufacturing. Through its education foundation, training and development, media, membership and trade shows and conferences, SME offers valued resources and services to current professionals and future generations. Scholarships and curriculum to educational institutions ultimately maps back to advance manufacturing and attract future generations for the workforce. Manufacturing supports over 12 million workers, and the right training is important.

A company’s ability to attract and retain employees as well as train its workforce on the current tools, technologies and processes which contributes to the widening skills gap problem. Baby Boomers are retiring and the technology is advancing.  Machining, welding, mechatronics, CNC programming, engineering, robotics and automation are areas in need of a trained workforce.

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