Destiny of Manufacturing EP 0515 – Josh Cramer – America Makes
Josh Cramer joined NCDMM in 2018 as the Education and Workforce Director for America Makes, providing overall program leadership responsibility for all America Makes’ Education and Workforce initiatives.
Previously, Mr. Cramer served as the Director of Educational Programs at the SME Education Foundation, monitoring, promoting, and evaluating all of its major programs. He was also responsible for building a comprehensive portfolio strategy for growth and sustainment of 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.
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.
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.
2004, Mr. Cramer started his education career as an Applied Engineering Instructor for the School District in South Park, Pa.
Mr. Cramer holds a Master’s in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Bachelor of Science in Education from California University of Pennsylvania as well as an Associates Degree in Engineering Education from Penn State University.