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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.