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Ford Next Generation Learning and SME PRIME: Synergy and Connection

Author: SME Education Foundation

Ford NGL partnered with the SME Education Foundation through a Ford Motor Company Fund investment to develop an SME PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) curriculum at Romeo High School in Romeo, Michigan.

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The Four Cities Compact: Schools Collaborate to Provide Opportunity – Part 1

Author: SME Education Foundation

The SME PRIME schools (Barberton High School, Copley High School, Norton High School and Wadsworth High School) provide high school students with access to relevant curricula, modern equipment and qualified, engaged instructors to inspire and prepare them for pursuit of career opportunities within manufacturing.

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Four-year Degrees Not Required for Manufacturing Success

Author: Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation

A decades-long national bias against vocational careers continues to inform high school graduates that four-year college degrees are the only option for achieving success. Government data tells us otherwise. There are millions jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.

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Fraser High School: Developing Skilled Talent

Author: SME Education Foundation

Fraser High School students in Macomb County, Michigan gain hands-on training on modern equipment, and learn about technology and processes through tailored curriculum that is informed by local manufacturers.

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Dominion Technologies Group, Inc.: Committed to Innovation and Excellence

Author: SME Education Foundation

Dominion Technologies Group, Inc., is one of the forward-thinking Macomb County, Michigan, businesses that partnered with the SME Education Foundation to develop an SME PRIME school program at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan.

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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.

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Exploration and Opportunity in Racine, Wisconsin

Author: SME Education Foundation

Park High School, part of the Racine Unified School District, serves 1,900 students. Through SME PRIME, the high school students at the school explore opportunity in advanced manufacturing through training on modern equipment and learning from tailored curriculum.