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SME PRIME Schools: Inspiring, Preparing

The SME PRIME® schools initiative focuses on closing the skills gap by helping schools offer manufacturing education opportunities for high school students. With our industry partners, we tailor and make available technological and manufacturing curricula to prepare students for skilled career pathways.
Success Stories

Success Stories

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Diving Into My Manufacturing Education

Greg Kurfess worked hard, applied himself and earned his scholarship. Now, he’s making the most of his opportunity and studying mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. "From vision to networking to financial aid, SME has provided me with countless opportunities, and I look forward to being part of this great organization for my entire career."
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How You Can Be Involved

The SME Education Foundation works to foster strong partnerships with corporations, foundations, organizations, schools and individuals. Whether it’s through financial assistance, in-kind donations or volunteering, we welcome your support in our shared mission.
“It started with one phone call: I wanted our schools to be a part of the opportunities the SME Education Foundation offer. The support we’ve received from our business community, county government and the state in this quest has been phenomenal; our students and community will benefit as a direct result.”
David M. Richards, PhD, Retired Superintendent of Fraser (Michigan) Public Schools