Invest in NACME, Invest in The Future
Long-term investments in American education, research, and human capital ensure our nation remains a leader in an innovative society. Paving the way for young women and men to gain access and opportunities in STEM education and careers is more important now than ever before as the world continues towards a more cutting-edge and tech-based global economy.
NACME remains at the forefront of the effort to build pathways to engineering and technology for high-achieving minority students. With a 41-year track record of delivering on STEM objectives to mobilize resources, raise awareness, facilitate partnerships, and achieve results, NACME seeks to transform corporate America by making a quantum leap forward in the supply of minority STEM professionals. Your support of NACME will help to shape future leaders in American innovation for decades to come.
NACME addresses the talent gap
NACME provides real and meaningful solutions to corporate workforce needs. As a NACME Partner you have direct access to the NACME Career Center which connects you to a diverse, highly-trained network of future STEM professionals. NACME Scholars are among the best and brightest, with an average GPA of 3.3. As the country’s need for high-tech workers grows, your company will benefit directly from a NACME partnership, while supporting diversity and expanding the pool of talented professionals.
NACME partners with many of the world’s most successful and prestigious companies and educational institutions.
NACME partners with corporations, foundations, universities, schools, and individuals that share our vision of an engineering workforce that looks like America. These partners include some of the world’s most influential companies and 51 leading colleges and universities. As a member of this elite group, your company can share best practices on improving diversity efforts, connect with leaders within higher education, and develop valuable business relationships.
What Is Your Return on Investment When You Support NACME?
NACME BOARD COMPANIES: NACME Board participation signifies a commitment to inspiring systemic change in our education system in order to build diversity with equity in the nation’s high-tech workforce. NACME Board Company members represent some of the world’s leading engineering, technological, and diversity business leaders. These companies also have first and ready access to NACME Scholars for internships and entry level positions. Results from the NACME Graduating Scholars Report indicate that graduating NACME Scholars are more likely to remain loyal to their internship companies when entering the workforce.
NACME CORPORATE COUNCIL: Participants in the corporate council are similarly committed to building a diverse and highly trained engineering workforce in order to sustain and enhance American global competitiveness. Companies joining the Corporate Council share best practices with industry peers, enjoy special recruitment opportunities at NACME Partner Institutions, participate in NACME events, and interact with NACME’s preeminent Board of Directors.
BUSINESSES: NACME focuses on finding long-term solutions. As a corporate-driven entity, NACME’s goal is to assist major corporations find the finest diverse, domestic talent in STEM. We understand that diversity drives innovation, directly benefitting design, production and, most of all, creativity—all components of U.S. competitiveness.
ECONOMY: NACME is committed to ensuring the vitality of the American economy by generating a growing cadre of highly skilled and educated minority engineers and future business leaders. Through partnership and collaboration, NACME seeks to transform corporate America by making a quantum leap forward in the supply of minority STEM talent.
COMMUNITY: NACME builds awareness around the excitement and opportunity of a career in engineering, technology, mathematics, and science-related fields for underrepresented minority students, as well as those in the best position to guide them on the educational pathway. With African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men projected to constitute half of the U.S. college-age population by 2050, NACME is helping to shape the futures of new young leaders in American innovation for decades to come.
What Distinguishes NACME from Other Similar Organizations?
NACME is far more than a scholarship source. Our programs and activities collectively form an infrastructure of support for minority young people for every stage of their education and career development, from middle school through workforce entry.
By collaborating with a national network of partner institutions, we help to assure academic excellence and degree retention for students of all backgrounds.
In bringing together like-minded individuals and organizations at the highest levels of corporate influence, we are working to ensure that businesses can recruit the talent they require, while ensuring our country maintains the strong pool of technical ability it needs to sustain its economic and strategic strength.
How can my company get involved with NACME?
- Join NACME’s Board of Directors or Corporate Council
- Support NACME’s special events, including the NACME Awards Dinner, Continuum Meeting, National Symposium, and public policy events
- Provide unrestricted funding to support NACME and our integrated, national strategy of engineering education
- Provide in-kind donations