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Read news, updates and higlights from the SME Education Foundation’s Student Summit event series, SME PRIME initiative, and Student Scholarships program.

Latest Blog Posts

Developing Workforce Skills for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 ushered in new technologies, new products and new ways of working. It's imperative that high schools keep pace with the skills they teach to prepare them for the next generation workforce. SME PRIME schools give manufacturing students a head start, as they inspire them to use and test the skills they learn in the classroom during regular class projects as well as occasional special assignments.

Manufacturing Day: Why it's important

Manufacturers, communities, educators, students and parents can all benefit from participating in Manufacturing Day: Last year, more than 80% of students said they became more convinced that manufacturing provides interesting and rewarding careers after attending these events.

Hawthorne High School: SME PRIME Students Graduate from Pre-Apprenticeship Program

SME PRIME students at Hawthorne High School near Los Angeles, CA recently graduated from South Bay Workforce Investment Board’s (SBWIB) Aero-Flex Pre-Apprenticeship program. The 23 students from the schools manufacturing and engineering program will leave high school better prepared to directly enter the workforce upon graduation.

Who We Are

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.