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Midwest

GOOD SHAPE
the sme education foundation expands its efforts to bring students
into the manufacturing industry with a new partnership in michigan

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Shape Corp., a global Tier I automotive and industrial component supplier, is joining the companies partnering with the SME Education Foundation to expand its manufacturing education program for
high school students. The foundation, Shape Corp. and Grand Haven
Area Public Schools in Michigan will collaborate through SME's Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education (PRIMEĀ®) initiative to develop and launch an advanced manufacturing education program.
Shape is dedicated to producing a talented workforce, often
participating in career-building events and industry activities
to increase awareness of the opportunities within manufacturing. On an annual basis, Shape supports and hosts local West
Michigan teams from the Future Prep'd program, which engages students in solving real business problems. Shape participates in career exploration events, including Boomerang, MiCareerQuest and others. Students often tour Shape's facilities,
gaining an introduction to processes, products and the varying
types of work that are needed for the business to succeed.
"Shape has a long history of engagement with students, and
we have partnered with numerous organizations to attract
these young people to potential career opportunities in manufacturing," President Mark White says. "We are very excited
about partnering with the SME Education Foundation."
PRIME builds a collaborative network of students, educators and industry professionals to provide high school students
with advanced manufacturing career pathways, while driving
their interest and awareness in manufacturing.
This national program provides students with practical experience, knowledge and skills using state-of-the-art technology, while allowing companies to influence the career direction
of youth through mentoring, internships and job shadowing.
"The SME Education Foundation has partnered with some of

the best companies in the manufacturing industry, and we are
proud to add Shape Corp. to this distinguished list," says Brian
Glowiak, vice president, SME Education Foundation. "We also
look forward to working with the skilled and enthusiastic educators at Grand Haven High School who will foster students in
becoming future manufacturing engineers and technologists."
With more than 2,000 students and 125 staff members, Grand
Haven High School's academic emphasis focuses on preparing
students for college as well as the increasingly competitive and
technologically advanced workplace.
Alliances with local manufacturing associations play a major
role in connecting business and education within the manufacturing community. The Shape Corp. and Grand Haven collaboration is a result of SME's partnership with the Michigan
Manufacturers Association, which began in 2016 to help boost
Michigan's already strong manufacturing presence and provide support to an industry seeking a large influx of new talent.
"The vision of Shape Corp. and the Grand Haven school
leaders to work together to harmonize their missions to provide both career opportunities for students and provide talent
to grow local companies should be commended," says Mike
Johnston, vice president, government affairs, Michigan Manufacturers Association. "We hope this will serve as a model for
communities to cooperate all over the state." mt
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