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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 curriculum that is tailored to meet the. Read our PRIME Success Stories to learn more about the unique experiences and opportunities available at schools in our network. 

PRIME Success Stories

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.

Manufacturing in the Era of COVID-19: SME PRIME Schools Help Save Lives

Career and technical education students at SME PRIME® high schools in Michigan, Illinois, and New York have experienced firsthand the importance of manufacturing to our nation and the world — and how their classroom studies and hands-on lab work relate to real-world challenges, and can even save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.