Become a Mentor

As a mentor, you…
  • Shape the future of the aspiring manufacturing professionals by sharing insights, resources and connections.
  • Build your leadership skills as you motivate and encourage mentees.
  • Gain personal satisfaction knowing you’ve contributed to someone’s growth and development.
To serve as a mentor, you must be:
  • An SME member in good standing from the U.S. or Canada.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Able to clear a background check.

Become a Mentee

As a mentee, you…
  • Receive guidance from a mentor with hands-on manufacturing experience.
  • Gain a new perspective on your career path.
  • Develop knowledge and skills you can use to succeed in your current position.
  • Make new connections and learn about professional resources through your mentor.
To be mentored, you must be:
  • An SME high school member in good standing.
  • 13 years of age or older.
  • Able to provide a parent or guardian’s signature (if under 18 years of age).


Please email SME Membership at or call 1.800.733.4763 or 313.425.3000.