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 HOW CAN THE PITTSBURGH AREA ENHANCE THE LABOR FORCE EDUCATION LEVEL TO MATCH THE MANY  MANUFACTURING JOB OPENINGS?   

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is an organization that has programs that make this happen on a large scale:

  • Gateway Academy – demonstrate to K to 12, preferably K to 8,what is manufacturing and what careers are in manufacturing using hands-on approach
  • Project Lead the Way – continue the above on a 10 to 12 level

SME (sme.org) is a leader in manufacturing workforce development issues, working with industry, academic and government partners to support the current and future skilled workforce.

The SME Education Foundation’s mission,  is to prepare the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists through outreach programs to enrich students to study (STEM) as well as CIM education.

These programs used together are very successful in other areas of the country because the high skilled workforce attracts  manufacturing companies and help local companies fill their skilled jobs.

Is the Pittsburgh area ready for this?


Our SME chapter needs your support.

DAVE BASTL SME 2010 PITTSBURGH CHAPTER CHAIR
724-863-6304
dfb6466@comcast.net

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Chairman
David Bastl
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Chair-Elect
Tom Raible
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Secretary
John Duffy: PE, CMfgE
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(W) 724-275-5454
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Treasurer
Gary Funk
(H) 724-325-7563
garyrf10@hotmail.com

2nd Vice Chairman
James Stafford
(H) 724-872-4227
jts134@mindspring.com



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