Long-term investments in American education, research, and human capital ensure that our nation remains a leader in innovation. Paving the way for young men and women to gain access to STEM education and careers remains a vital strategic priority in a competitive global economy.
NACME is at the forefront of the effort to build pathways to engineering and technology careers for high-achieving students. With a 48-year track record of mobilizing resources, raising awareness, facilitating partnerships, and achieving results, NACME seeks to transform corporate America by making a quantum leap forward in enhancing the supply of under-represented 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 36 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 signals a commitment to inspiring systemic change in our education system in order to enhance diversity in the nation’s high-tech workforce. NACME Board members include some of the world’s leading companies in tech and engineering. 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 remain loyal to companies that hired them as interns when they enter the workforce.
NACME builds awareness and excitement around the opportunity of a career in engineering, technology, mathematics, and science-related fields for under-represented students. With African American, American Indian, and Latino young men and women 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.
NACME focuses on finding long-term solutions. As a corporate-driven entity, NACME’s goal is to assist major corporations with finding 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.
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.
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 young people at 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 college completion for students of all backgrounds.
In bringing together like-minded individuals and organizations at the highest levels of corporate influence, we ensure that businesses can recruit talent, while ensuring that the U.S. grows its pool of technical professionals.