We have been crusading for people to start reversing the trend toward graduating non-technical students from American high schools for years. Now there are programs, and they are working. Here's one of the best of them, from SME Education Foundation.
When kids want to learn algebra or how to solve complex problems, you know a school is doing something right. Welcome to the PRIME model schools.
PRIME, a community-based approach to manufacturing education, is part of a commitment by the SME Education Foundation (SME-EF) to address the shortage of manufacturing and technical talent in the United States. Model schools funded by PRIME offer a STEM-based curriculum (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) that helps prepare young people for highly skilled, good-paying jobs in demand by today’s manufacturers. All but two of this year’s selected schools offer the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) STEM program. PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of in-school STEM curriculum programs, with partnerships in over 5,500 schools nationwide.