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PRIME Highlight

Romeo High School: Partnerships and Progress

Romeo High School students gain practical experience, knowledge and skills using modern technology and equipment through SME PRIME and its partners Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Next Generation Learning.

Scholarships

SME Scholarship Paves Way for Successful Manufacturing Careers

Author: Kathy Carter, Senior Program Officer

Greg Smith earned the 2019 SME Directors Scholarship based on accomplishments that included decades of welding experience and a solid skill set build around his passion for engineering. Today, Greg is on pace for graduating from Utah’s Weber State University in December 2019 and beginning his career at the Ogden, Utah division of Barnes Aerospace as a Special Process Engineer.

Scholarships

E. Wayne Kay Scholarship Opens Door to Student Success

Author: Kathy Carter, Senior Program Officer

Julian Rogers earned a 2014 E. Wayne Kay Scholarship with his determination and drive to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree. Today, he’s applying his engineering skills to his work with drone company Insitu.

PRIME Highlight

Industry Leader Honda Partners to Prepare

Author: SME Education Foundation

An SME PRIME school investor, the Honda of America Manufacturing operation in Anna, Ohio (producing engines since 1985), works with nearby Anna High School in a partnership forged through the SME Education Foundation.

PRIME Highlight

Cazenovia High School: CTE Opportunity in Central New York

Author: SME Education Foundation

The career and technical education opportunities at Cazenovia High School are both forward-thinking and very current. The foundations are built early on as even elementary school-age students take part in summer camps and introductory technology programs at the school.

PRIME Highlight

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: Driving Regional Opportunity

Author: SME Education Foundation

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has been instrumental in the SME PRIME schools’ program in two Southeast Michigan communities. Since its inception in 1984, the Foundation has distributed more than $1 billion through more than 67,000 grants to nonprofit organizations.

Scholarships

Scholarships Awarded to 222 Manufacturing and Engineering Students

Author: Kathy Carter, Senior Program Officer

The SME Education Foundation awarded 222 scholarships totaling nearly $550,000 to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students currently or planning to attend colleges, universities across the United States and Canada.

Blog Post

Supporting a Growing Tradition: Building the Manufacturing Workforce Through SkillsUSA

Author: Sandy Wilton, Manager, Student Engagement

The SME Education Foundation supports the Additive Manufacturing Competition and Tooling U-SME’s Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification exam at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky by providing scholarships to the high school winners of the contest.