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Skilled Trades: Enhancing the Talent Pipeline with SME PRIME

Author: Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

Perception issues cause plentiful, high-paying jobs — including manufacturing jobs — that require shorter, less-expensive training, to remain unfilled. Programs like SME PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) aim to address skilled trade shortages by offering tailored curriculum and hands-on training with modern equipment.

PRIME Highlight

Fori Automation: Shelby Township, Michigan

Author: SME Education Foundation

Fori Automation provides opportunities for young people to explore and discover exciting careers in advanced manufacturing.

PRIME Highlight

Park High School: Racine, Wisconsin

Author: SME Education Foundation

Park High School, part of the Racine Unified School District, serves 1,900 students. Opened in 1929 and located in the southern part of Racine, the school has become an SME Education Foundation PRIME school

Student Summits

HOUSTEX 2019: Showcasing advanced technologies and processes to the next generation

Author: Sandy Wilton, Manager, Student Engagement

The Student Summit Event Series at HOUSTEX 2019 was a success with 216 high school students attending the one-day event. Students participated in hands-on challenges and learned about manufacturing career pathways during tours of industry, and collegiate exhibits.

Blog Post

SME PRIME looks to expand in Macomb County, Michigan

Author: SME Education Foundation

Business and industry representatives gathered at Center Line High School to hear from Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Center Line Public Schools Superintendent Eve Kaltz, Michigan Manufacturers Association Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Johnston and Rob Luce, vice president of the SME Education Foundation.