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