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PRIME Highlight: Park High School

Park High School, part of the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin, has become an SME Education Foundation PRIME school. Educated as an electrical engineer, teacher Valerie Webb-Freeman sees every day as an opportunity for young students to grasp, then embrace the potential they could achieve through CTE programs at the school.
Park High School Students

SME PRIME Schools: Inspiring, Preparing

The SME PRIME® schools initiative focuses on closing the skills gap by helping schools offer manufacturing education opportunities for high school students. With our industry partners, we tailor and make available technological and manufacturing curricula to prepare students for skilled career pathways.

PRIME Highlight: Fori Automation

Fori Automation makes a concerted effort to educate parents whenever and wherever they can: at career fairs, manufacturing day events, networking with school administrators and hosting open houses at their facilities to connect and speak directly to parents and students, encouraging them to explore and discover exciting careers in advanced manufacturing.

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Workforce development is critical to industry, communities, the economy. Join with us to inspire and prepare the next generation workforce.
“It started with one phone call: I wanted our schools to be a part of the opportunities the SME Education Foundation offer. The support we’ve received from our business community, county government and the state in this quest has been phenomenal; our students and community will benefit as a direct result.”
David M. Richards, PhD, Retired Superintendent of Fraser (Michigan) Public Schools