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SME PRIME

Preparing Next Generation Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

Directly Enhancing Manufacturing and Engineering Talent Across The Country

Supported and informed by private industry, 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.  

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 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.
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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 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

SME PRIME: Indiana County Technology Center Prepares Students for Manufacturing Careers

Indiana County Technology Center SME PRIME students enrolled in the machining technology program learn important skills like blueprint reading, applied mathematics, safety procedures, and manual skills on milling machines, lathes, surface grinders, benches, grinders and drill presses to be better prepared to enter the workforce.