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SME PRIME Manufacturing Teacher Joins Foundation Board of Directors

Valerie Freeman, a manufacturing and robotics pathway teacher at Park High School, will join the SME Education Foundation Board of Directors in 2021. Park High School in Racine Unified School District joined the SME PRIME school network in 2017. Freeman was instrumental in utilizing SME PRIME to install new curriculum, training to teach students important skills like how to program a robotic arm and remodeling the classroom for a more effective learning environment.

Quality Magazine: Training in the Age of COVID-19

Rob Luce, vice president of the SME Education Foundation, was featured in a Quality Magazine article about the COVID-19 virus disrupting businesses worldwide and how training employees presents new challenges. Luce weighed in on the struggle within industry to find talent with soft skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

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The SME Education Foundation's mission is to inspire, prepare and support next generation manufacturing and engineering talent through our Student Summits event series, SME PRIME initiative and Student Scholarships program.