Grants Promote Educational Partnerships

The SME Education Foundation recently made two $25,000 grants geared toward promoting partnerships between manufacturers and educational institutions in order to help address the shortage of skilled workers.  The first grant went to the Science Center of Pinellas County, Florida, for a new Design Engineering and Manufacturing Education Program that will provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to obtain MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Production Technician Certification.

News Item From: 3/26/2012 Modern Machine Shop

The SME Education Foundation recently made two $25,000 grants geared toward promoting partnerships between manufacturers and educational institutions in order to help address the shortage of skilled workers.
 
The first grant went to the Science Center of Pinellas County, Florida, for a new Design Engineering and Manufacturing Education Program that will provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to obtain MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) Production Technician Certification. The second was given to the Shop Rat Foundation for the development and implementation of a PRIME (Partnership Response in Manufacturing Education) in Jackson County, Michigan. The organization says its national PRIME program takes a community-based approcach to manufacturing education by creating partnerships between organizations, businesses and exemplary schools.
 
For more information, visit smeef.org or shoprat.org.

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