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PRIME Highlight

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: Driving Regional Opportunity

Author: SME Education Foundation

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has been instrumental in the SME PRIME schools’ program in two Southeast Michigan communities. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 billion through more than 67,000 grants to nonprofit organizations.


Scholarships Awarded to 222 Manufacturing and Engineering Students

The SME Education Foundation awarded 222 scholarships totaling nearly $550,000 to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students currently or planning to attend colleges, universities across the United States and Canada.

PRIME Highlight

The Four Cities Compact: Schools Collaborate to Provide Opportunity – Part 2

Author: SME Education Foundation

In part 2 of our series on the SME PRIME program at The Four Cities Compact schools in Ohio you’ll read more about the passionate instructors and the energetic young minds charting their career path in the manufacturing and engineering industries.

Blog Post

Manufacturing Careers: Unmasking the Misperceptions

Author: Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

Manufacturing is not dirty. Manufacturing is high-tech. Manufacturing pays wells and leads to prosperous careers. Manufacturing is thriving in the United States. How can we change misperceptions about manufacturing? We can counter each statement with facts.

Student Summits

RAPID + TCT 2019: Next-gen technology and talent merge

Six high schools from the metro Detroit area brought 174 enthusiastic young minds to RAPID + TCT May 20-23 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan where the entire additive manufacturing community convened and where industry-accelerating products were launched.

Student Summits

EASTEC 2019: Inspiring the next-gen workforce

170 high school students from 11 schools descended upon the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts from May 14-16 eager to explore and discover manufacturing career opportunities at the SME Education Foundation’s Student Summit event series at EASTEC.