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PRIME Success Stories

High school students at SME PRIME schools across the country receive hands-on training on modern equipment, and learn about technology and processes through industry-informed tailored curriculum. Read our PRIME Success Stories to learn more about the unique experiences and opportunities available at schools in our network. 

PRIME Success Stories

Cedar Falls High School Becomes a STEM Leader With PRIME

Cedar Falls High School (CFHS) has accrued many benefits from the SME Education Foundation’s PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) initiative since being accepted into the program in 2013 that has led the school to become a STEM leader in their region.

SME PRIME: Anna High School Teams with Honda to Provide Manufacturing Education

The SME PRIME program at Anna High School prepares students for roles at manufacturing partner Honda of America Manufacturing with online learning manufacturing education courses like basic safety, measurement, robotics and quality control. The online learning is supplemented with hands-on training on precision measurement instruments and a FANUC robotic arm.

SME PRIME Program + Pine Bush High School = Opportunities in the Time of COVID-19

Pine Bush High School experienced "the highest of highs" after launching their SME PRIME Program. A day later, the school shut down due to the COVID pandemic. The school is making the most of opportunity and using their manufacturing equipment to produce face shields for frontline workers while also continuing to educate students through online courses.

Preparing The Next Manufacturing Workforce

SME PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) directly enhances manufacturing and engineering talent by forming partnerships with industry that inform and provide modern equipment, a tailored curriculum and hands-on training for high school students across the country.