June 13, 2013
As part of an ongoing commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education programs, Honda of America Mfg. Inc., Marysville, Ohio, has committed $75,000 to support the SME Education Foundation's PRIME® program over the next three years.
The PRIME initiative addresses the shortage of advanced manufacturing and technical talent in the U.S. Through this effort, the Foundation provides funding to exemplary schools that offer programs with STEM curriculums and project-based learning to help students pursue technical careers or postsecondary education.
The funding provided by Honda will focus on growing PRIME in Ohio at the Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion, Centerville High School in Centerville, and Fairmont High School in Kettering. Coursework at these schools is linked directly to a manufacturing environment and provides students with hands-on experience to solve real-world problems.