Mission Critical: Preparing Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

SME Education Foundation

When you choose Tooling U-SME as your training partner, you’re selecting a company that is committed to manufacturing and is invested in developing the future workforce. As SME’s philanthropic arm, the SME Education Foundation inspires, prepares and supports the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent through the Student Summit event series, SME PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) initiative, and Student Scholarship program.

Together, Tooling U-SME and the SME Education Foundation work directly with the manufacturing community to educate the next-generation workforce through SME PRIME. The partnership provides industry-driven and learner-centered curriculum to high school students at SME PRIME schools across the country. Online learning is a significant component to the tailored curriculum developed for each SME PRIME school.

Today, the mission of the Foundation is as relevant as it was when it was founded in 1979 -- even more so.

Learn more about the SME Education Foundation.

2019 Annual Report

The 2019 Annual Report celebrates the Foundation’s 40th anniversary and its tremendous growth and achievement in giving to educational initiatives and STEM-related programming across the country.

View the Report.