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SME and SkillsUSA High School Membership Program

Exploring a career in manufacturing? SME has teamed with SkillsUSA to create pathways for your career quest. This partnership gives high school students and educators complementary membership in SME where you can:


Prepare for a challenging, rewarding and lucrative career in manufacturing with a free membership in SME.

High School Dues: $0 | College/University Dues: $20

Catch the eye of colleges and companies looking for talent. Build a digital portfolio on STEM Premier, SME’s career partner. It’s a gateway to the manufacturing industry for more than 200,000+ students.

Questions? Contact SME Membership staff at or 1.800.733.4763


The SME-SkillsUSA partnership was announced in June 2016.
Jeffrey Krause
“SME high school members — students and educators alike — receive hands-on and virtual access to resources and information related to manufacturing,” said Jeff Krause, SME CEO. “SME and SkillsUSA have worked together on various initiatives over many years, including most recently launching the Additive Manufacturing Contest of SkillsUSA. This is yet another way that we can combine forces and empower the next generation to make a difference in their lives.”

Tim Lawrence
“SkillsUSA and SME are driven by similar missions — we are both dedicated to providing skills gap solutions and filling talent pipelines,” said Timothy Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. “By partnering, we can truly make an impact on the manufacturing industry by engaging educators and students, to drive interest in career options and high-tech possibilities.”

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