Skip to content

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.  Each PRIME school is supported and informed by local manufacturers in their communities.

 

Preparing Manufacturing & Engineering Talent

schools

For Schools

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

For Donors

PRIME donors receive a pool of skilled talent who have been trained – and often certified – to fill specific roles at their respective manufacturing companies, providing the investors with a direct return on their investment.
prime resources

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 60 communities in 22 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.

PRIME Success Stories

COVID-19: Pine Bush High School and Saginaw ISD change learning approaches

In the wake of COVID-19, educators at Pine Bush High School and Saginaw Intermediate School District (ISD) — both of which are part of SME’s PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education) program — have taken creative approaches to learning. Pine Bush High School students returned to school virtually in early September. At Saginaw ISD in Michigan, the back-to-school experience in Fall 2020 includes a combination of remote, hybrid and face-to-face learning, including Tooling U-SME online coursework.

Cedar Falls High School Becomes a STEM Leader With PRIME

Cedar Falls High School (CFHS) has accrued many benefits from the SME Education Foundation’s PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) initiative since being accepted into the program in 2013 that has led the school to become a STEM leader in their region.