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Program Offerings

All deliverables are free to schools and are informed by local manufacturers.

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.

Top PRIME Deliverables

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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

Curriculum and Certification

Tailored curriculum created with content from partners like Tooling U-SME and FANUC. Certification opportunities include Additive Manufacturing and Precision Measurement.
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Professional Development

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.
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Extracurricular Activities

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.

Get Involved With PRIME

Interested in becoming an SME PRIME school or getting involved as a donor? Click on the link below to fill out the form and begin the process today!