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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 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.

Student Summits

Students Win Manufacturing Competition with Teamwork and Collaboration

The 2019 WESTEC Student Summit Racing Challenge winning team from Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science in Long Beach, California used important skills like teamwork and collaboration that they acquired from their classroom training to blow away the manufacturing competition and secure the victory.

Blog Post

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.

PRIME Highlight

Manufacturing and Mature Economies: A Model for Workforce Solutions

The SME Education Foundation's case study titled “Manufacturing and Mature Economies: A Model for Workforce Solutions” by Rob Luce, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation, was recently included within the 2019 World Manufacturing Forum Report series.

PRIME Highlight

PRIME Partnership Benefits Central Columbia Students

SME PRIME prepares Central Columbia High School students with tailored curriculum and hands-on training informed by private industry for high-tech careers in advanced manufacturing.

Student Summits

WESTEC 2019: Connect. Learn. Advance.

The WESTEC 2019 Student Summit will host over 200 high school students and introduce them to the high tech and exciting career available in the modern manufacturing industry through hands-on challenges and competitions, guided event show-floor tours and technology demonstrations, and inspirational industry guest speakers.

Blog Post

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.