SME PRIME’s cost-effective and tailored manufacturing/engineering program delivers the following benefits to high schools across the country. PRIME builds a pool of skilled talent by providing hands-on training for high school students that is supplemented with a tailored curriculum informed by local manufacturers in their communities.
All deliverables are free to schools and are informed by local manufacturers.
Top PRIME Deliverables
Equipment and Supplies
PRIME schools receive equipment like CNC Mills, 3D Printers and Precision Measurement Instruments. The equipment purchased follows the PRIME Pathways available at each school.
Curriculum and Certification
Tailored curriculum created with content from partners like Tooling U-SME and FANUC. Certification opportunities include Additive Manufacturing and Precision Measurement.
PRIME teachers receive training from partners like NC3’s PMI program, FANUC Robotics training program and FESTO Mechatronics training program.
Students who wish to pursue a post-secondary education in manufacturing or engineering can apply for an exclusive scholarship.
PRIME schools can provide students with activities like after school clubs, summer camps, field trips to visit local manufacturing facilities and the chance to attend SME Education Foundation Student Summits.