Manufacturing Education Centers for High Schools

Continuing its mission to encourage young people to focus their education on science, technology, engineering and math, the SME Education Foundation is introducing Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) courses at 400 manufacturing education centers across the country.The CIM program is intended to introduce high school students to careers in manufacturing while engaging industry partners and SME chapter members.

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Continuing its mission to encourage young people to focus their education on science, technology, engineering and math, the SME Education Foundation is introducing Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) courses at 400 manufacturing education centers across the country.

The CIM program is intended to introduce high school students to careers in manufacturing while engaging industry partners and SME chapter members. Upgraded by the Foundation’s industry partner, non-profit educational program Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the CIM course enhances computer modeling skills by applying principles of robotics and automation to the creation of 3D design models.

Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 1979, the SME Education Foundation ahs provided more than $29 million in grants, scholarships and awards through partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations and individual donors.