Nashville Chapter 43 Supports Student Chapter To Promote SME Membership
I recently had the pleasure of giving a presentation (please click here to view my presentation
) to students at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus in Hartsville and in Lebanon. We had over 100 students and faculty in attendance across both locations.
My presentation covered:
- My background in manufacturing
- Information on ZF Commercial Steering and its products, as well as how the company is facing a skilled workforce shortage
- Statistics on manufacturing and careers
- An overview of Nashville Chapter 43, including scholarship and various activities (tours, etc.)
- Benefits of joining SME and participating in a chapter
I even challenged the students by highlighting the following:
- Engage in the Community
- Promote Manufacturing
- Continuously Improve
- Have Fun
In the end, because of this interaction, I’m proud to say that SME’s Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville S369 student chapter increased its membership by 16 members — it now has 39 student members. This is a great example of what can be accomplished when a professional chapter is able to meet and interact with students as well as illustrate what’s possible now and once they graduate.
A big thank you to Logan Carter, student chapter chair, and Samantha Alexander, chair-elect, as well as Faculty Advisor William Butrum, who were instrumental to the success of this event.
Todd Tripp Chair, SME43