AME Scholarship Applications Due June 13, 2014

The fall 2014 application window for the Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship will come to a close on June 13, 2014. The scholarship, a key component of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence's (AME) educational outreach efforts, offers assistance for individuals hoping to pursue a career in manufacturing.

The scholarship, sponsored by the AME Institute and Kronos, is designed for individuals who are currently graduating from high school or who have prior work experience and have decided to pursue a college education. Fifteen $1,500 scholarships will be awarded this academic year, and a $500 signing bonus will be awarded to recipients who successfully complete their academic program and proceed to land a position in a manufacturing industry.

Dr. Sherrie Ford was both a consultant in the field of change and lean manufacturing and the head of one of the largest women-owned businesses in the United States, Power Partners—a transformer manufacturing plant that was scheduled for closure in 2003 before Ford and business partner Steve Hollis stepped in. Her impact on the manufacturing world set an example for the next generation of manufacturing professionals that this scholarship strives to honor.

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared learning experience. Through engaging workshops, plant tours, webinars, summits and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations. Join AME in leading the “Renaissance of Manufacturing in North America."

For more information, visit: www.ame.org/manufacturing-scholarship-program

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