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SME Education Foundation Partners With Arconic Foundation in Support of Manufacturing Education

Author: SME Education Foundation

The Arconic Foundation donated $25,000 to the SME Education Foundation’s COVID-19 campaign. Donations to the campaign will ensure that online learning provided by Tooling U-SME becomes available to thousands of high school students in 12 manufacturing disciplines, including additive manufacturing, mechatronics and smart manufacturing.

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Manufacturing in the Era of COVID-19: SME PRIME Schools Help Save Lives

Author: Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

Career and technical education students at SME PRIME® high schools in Michigan, Illinois, and New York have experienced firsthand the importance of manufacturing to our nation and the world — and how their classroom studies and hands-on lab work relate to real-world challenges, and can even save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

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SME PRIME: Developing Workforce Skills for Industry 4.0

Author: Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

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 students to prepare them for the manufacturing 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.

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Manufacturing Day: Why it's important

Author: Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

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.