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America Makes Welcomes New Education and Workforce Director

Youngstown, Ohio — October 29, 2018. America Makes proudly welcomes Josh Cramer, as its new Education and Workforce Director. Previously, Mr. Cramer served as the Director of Educational Programs at the SME Education Foundation, monitoring, promoting, and evaluating all of its major programs. In addition to those duties, he also served for a time as the Interim Executive Director of the Foundation. Other positions Mr. Cramer held during his five-year tenure with the SME Education Foundation also included Director of K-12 Educational Programs and Senior Educational Program Officer.

“We are very excited to welcome Josh to our team,” said Rob Gorham, America Makes Executive Director. “Josh brings a unique fresh perspective, a dynamic energy, and the essential skill sets required of the Education and Workforce Director for America Makes. At the SME Education Foundation, Josh’s duties entailed actively collaborating with manufacturing partners to assess the knowledge and skillset needs to establish strategic plans while building programs to meet the skills gap needs of manufacturers. We look forward to Josh leveraging this experience and that as a teacher to promote and further the America Makes mission to develop and grow a workforce capable of supporting the growing and evolving additive manufacturing industry.”

Prior to joining the SME Education Foundation, Mr. Cramer was the Director of School Engagement, Eastern Region for Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Specifically, PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

In 2004, Mr. Cramer started his education career as an Applied Engineering Instructor for the South Park School District in South Park, Pa.

Mr. Cramer holds a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Education from California University of Pennsylvania.

About America Makes

America Makes is the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute. As the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM), America Makes is the nation’s leading and collaborative partner in AM and 3DP technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation. Structured as a public-private partnership with member organizations from industry, academia, government, non-government agencies, and workforce and economic development resources, we are working together to innovate and accelerate AM to increase our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness. Based in Youngstown, Ohio, America Makes is the first Institute within the Manufacturing USA infrastructure and is driven by the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM). For more information about America Makes, visit americamakes.us.

About NCDMM

NCDMM delivers innovative and collaborative manufacturing solutions that enhance our nation’s workforce and economic competitiveness. NCDMM has extensive knowledge and depth in manufacturing areas—both commercial and defense—continually innovate, improve, and advance manufacturing technologies and methodologies. Our experienced team specializes in identifying the needs, the players, the technologies, and processes to attain optimal solutions for our customers. We connect the dots. That’s the NCDMM methodology. NCDMM also manages the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3DP printing (3DP), America Makes and the V4 Institute. For additional information, visit the NCDMM at ncdmm.org.

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