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PRIME Schools Initiative Press Kit

SME PRIME - Preparing the Next Generation of Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

The SME Education Foundation continues to deliver impressive results supporting the next generation of manufacturing talent through programs including Student SummitsSME PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), and the Scholarship program.

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SME PRIME builds cost-effective and tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country providing equipment, curriculum, professional development, scholarships, and STEM-focused extracurricular activities to students and teachers. PRIME schools reach nearly 100 communities across dozens of states where each high school is supported and informed by local manufacturers.

 

PRIME Schools Initiative Launch Events 2022-23

Apollo High School
St. Cloud, MN | November 30, 2022 | 3–4:15 PM

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An event celebrating the launch of the Genesee Career Institute PRIME School program will be conducted on November 14th, which will include additional details about the program, including educational content and involved participants.

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  • Ron Scozzari, Educational Programs Manager, SME Education Foundation
  • Leah Sams, Director of Career and College Pathways, St. Cloud Area School District 742
  • Aric Putman, MN State Senate - District 14
  • Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation
  • Dr. Laurie Putnam, Superintendent, St. Cloud Area School District 742
  • Mackenzie Rudd, Technology Education Teacher, St. Cloud High School

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Genesee Career Institute

Flint, MI | November 14, 2022 | 2-4:00 PM

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Rudyard High School

Rudyard, MI | October 24, 2022 | 11-12:30 AM

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  • Rob Luce, Vice President, SME Education Foundation
  • Chad Folkersma, Principal, Rudyard High School
  • Bill Rayl, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions, Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • John Damoose, MI House of Representatives - District 107

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Hancock Central High School

Hancock, MI | October 21, 2022 | 11-11:45 AM

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  • Art Maisano, Educational Programs Manager, SME Education Foundation
  • Greg Markkanen, MI House of Representatives - 110th District
  • Steve Patchin, Superintendent, Hancock Public Schools
  • Bill Rayl, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions, Michigan Manufacturers Association

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Airport High School

11330 Grafton Rd, Carleton MI 48117
October 14, 2022  |  9 –10 AM

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