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SME PRIME Schools Initiative

Getting Started with SME PRIME

The SME PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) initiative’s success in inspiring and preparing high school students for skilled careers in manufacturing is the result of its consultative model of engaging with local manufacturers, schools and their communities to tailor and create relevant training and development for current and future workforce needs.

Determining whether a high school becomes part of the SME PRIME network is an extensive process that begins with securing financial support from either a single manufacturer, a consortium of companies, or local foundations to fund the implementation of the school’s manufacturing education program. The SME Education Foundation then works with schools to determine the appropriate technological and curricula offerings, equipment and staff development needed to establish a center of excellence in manufacturing education. 

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