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SME PRIME: Pathways

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.

Overview: The World of Manufacturing

Go Behind Closed Doors
Watch as teams of people work together to push back the edge of what is possible.
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Core Pathway: Metrology & Quality

Go on a journy of career discovery and watch these inspirational stories.

Timid Tigress
Reach Beyond
Built for Speed

Core Pathway: Metrology & Quality

Learn more about the day-to-day responsiblities and tools used by quality control professionals.

Assembly and Quality Control
Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control Inspector
Quality Control and Calibration
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Core Pathway: Metrology & Quality

Take a deeper dive into the technology used to ensure the quality and accuracy of manufactured parts.

Metrology
Micrometer
Probing
Defining Stock
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Core Pathway: Additive Manufacturing

Witness the power of Additive Manufacturing
Follow a team of students as they design and create an exoskeleton hand.
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Core Pathway: Additive Manufacturing

Investigate the advanced technology used in Additive Manufacturing.

3D Printing Materials
3D Printing Applications
3D Printing Best Practices
Prototype vs. Production 3D Printing
Bringing Ideas to Life
Core Pathway: Additive Manufacturing
Learn more about the careers in Additive Manufacturing.
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Core Pathway: CAD and Manufacturing

Be inspired by ordinary people doing extraordinary things with CAD.

Kicking Axis
Gnarly Metal
Metal & Flesh
Chilean Mine Rescue
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Core Pathway: CAD and Manufacturing

Learn more about the different careers that use Computer Aided Design.

Design Engineer
Industrial Designer
Product Development Specialist
CAD/CAM Instructor
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Elective Pathway: Welding

Take a Tour of Lincoln Electric
Go behind closed doors to watch the sparks fly!
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Elective Pathway: Welding

Discover the amazing career opportunities in welding.

Welder
Welder
Laser Applications Engineer
Welding Engineer
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Elective Pathway: Welding

Explore the different techniques and technology used in welding!

MIG Welding
TIG Welding
TIG vs. MIG Welding
Laser Welding
Welding Robotics
Constant Current vs. Constant Voltage
GMAW Short Arc Characteristics
GMAW Short vs Long Arc
GMAW vs Laser Welding
Seam Tracking
Welding Fixturing
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Elective Pathway: Machining & Fabrication

Learn more about the career journey taken by these Machinists and Fabricators.

The Beginnings
Reach Beyond
Jazzy Artisan
Big Attitude
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Elective Pathway: Machining & Fabrication

Discover the roles, responsiblities, STEAM, and soft skills that come alive in these careers.

Machinist
CNC Machinist
Fabricator
Sheet Metal Worker
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Elective Pathway: Industrial Maintenance

Virtual Workplace Experience
Take a tour to learn about aircraft maintenance and repair.
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Elective Pathway: Industrial Maintenance

Discover the day-to-day responsiblities, STEAM, and soft skills used in these careers.

Director of Plant Operations
Park Maintenance
Maintenance Coordinator
Maintenance Reliability Specialist
Maintenance Technician
Elective Pathway: Mechatronics & Robotics
Take a virtual tour of I-Cubed to learn more about robotics in manufacturing.
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Elective Pathway: Mechatronics & Robotics

See how advanced technology intersects with these career pathways.

Mechatronics Apprentice
Robotics and Motion Control
Robotic Programmer
Robotics Engineer
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Elective: Robotics Technology

Discover robotics technology used in the manufacturing industry.

Robotic LVDT Table Systems
Robotic Assembly Systems
Robotic Integration
Manufacturing Robotic Components
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