S10-E2: SME Education Foundation and Shape Corporation

SME and Shape Corp

As part of a nationwide effort to help close the swelling skills gap, the SME Education Foundation established PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), its program to attract youth to manufacturing and prepare high school students for careers in the industry. The Foundation works closely with manufacturing businesses and associations to develop partnerships with local high schools that provide students with the knowledge and hands-on technical skills using state of the art technology and industry relevant equipment.

Shape Corporation, a concept, design, engineering, and manufacturer of auto body structures has joined forces with the SME Foundation to form a new partnership to bring advanced manufacturing education to Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich.  Shape will invest $300,000 in the Foundation’s PRIME program which will kick off at the Grand Haven High School in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Hear about this creative partnership as it begins to expand across the U.S. through the SME Education Foundation, and locally for a global corporation in Grand Haven, Michigan during a Manufacturing Talk Radio conversation with Brian Glowiak, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation and Doug Peterson, Global Vice President of Human Resources for Shape Corporation.