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SME PRIME

Preparing the Next Generation of Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

Directly Enhancing Manufacturing and Engineering Talent Across The Country

SME PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) builds cost-effective and tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country providing equipment, curriculum, professional development, scholarships and STEM-focused extra-curricular 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.

 

Preparing the Next Generation Workforce

The growing SME PRIME school network delivers a unique hands-on training experience that prepares 89% of SME PRIME school graduates to enter the manufacturing workforce, or pursue a postsecondary education in engineering or manufacturing disciplines. Learn how SME PRIME is preparing the next generation workforce in nearly 100 communities across dozens of states.

Preparing Manufacturing & Engineering Talent

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For Schools

PRIME students and teachers receive hands-on training, tailored curriculum, professional development and support from local manufacturers in their communities.
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For Donors

PRIME donors help their communities by building a pool of skilled talent who have been trained – and often certified – to fill specific roles at manufacturing companies.
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Program Offerings

All PRIME deliverables are free to the schools allowing for hands-on training in high schools across the country, supplemented with a tailored curriculum and influenced by local manufacturers in their communities.

Explore the PRIME Network

SME PRIME's growing network reaches nearly 100 communities in dozens of states across the country: There's a good chance there's one in your area. See where all of our schools are located and how your school can become involved.
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PRIME Success Stories

Racine Case High School Helps Fill Skills Gap With SME PRIME

Racine Case High School in Wisconsin has transformed their SME PRIME program by creating a machine-repair career pathway, implementing new courses, and providing students with training experience using a Festo equipment training system.

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Connect with the SME Education Foundation

Stay up-to-date on what's happening with the foundation, the PRIME Program, upcoming student summits, scholarship opportunities and more.
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SME Education Foundation PRIME Donors

We work with leading corporations, philanthropic organizations and educational institutions to inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent. SME PRIME investors and partners inform purchases of modern equipment, tailored curriculum, and hands-on training for high schools across the country.