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PRIME Highlight

Edwardsburg PRIME high school students learn manufacturing skills

Filling manufacturing jobs is a growing challenge across the country. Nearly 2.5 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled in the United States by 2030. Launched in May 2023, the Edwardsburg PRIME program is an important step to help strengthen the Southwest Michigan labor force and fill future manufacturing positions.

Education Foundation News

Stratasys Funds DEI Scholarship for SME Education Foundation

Author: SME Education Foundation

Stratasys is funding the Foundation’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) scholarship initiative, and will provide a $20,000 award — $5,000 per year for four years.

Student Summits

High school students explore the latest technologies at HOUSTEX 2023

With the Bright Minds Program at HOUSTEX, high school students had a chance to explore the latest technologies and connect with industry professionals. At the convention center, students saw a virtual reality training program where machines are used to simulate the floor of a worksite. Learn more about how the SME Education Foundation is inspiring future workers.


Apollo High School Enhances Manufacturing Curriculum With SME PRIME

Students at Apollo High School — in St. Cloud, Minnesota — will be better able to discover and pursue career opportunities in the manufacturing field with the school’s new SME PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) program.