The Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect Programs

September 1, 2015  

The best to the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology on these programs that are becoming a national model.   Explanation of these  programs are available on menu option 2015 Podcasts and for members in the Spring/Summer edition of the ATEA Journal.

ATEA Member News

ATEA Board member, Bryan Albrecht, with President Obama for meetings with the White House on the American Promise.   

ATEA Fall Conferences


ATEA Board of Trustee Meeting Oct. 7 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota 


ATEA President Dr. Paul Young and Southeast Technical Institute President, Jeff Holcomb have invited Region 3 college and technical institute presidents to a President's Roundtable October 7 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Topic: “Post-Secondary Technical Programs in the current Accreditation and Federal Regulatory Environment: Challenges and Opportunities.”    A Summary will be in the ATEA Journal.

President's Roundtable October 7 dinner with Board of Trustees  invited Region 5 president's offices please contact ATEA for registration code,



Region 3 Conference at the S.C. Johnson iMET Center for Innovation welcomes sponsorships

Silver: $2500 thank you Madison College

Gold: $5000 thank you Snap-on Tool and  Gateway Technical College

Platinium: $10,000 thank you NC3


 Region 5

October 8-9 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota hosted by Southeast Technical Institute

"Rock on, Tech Ed Rocks"


Region 5 ATEA Conference Oct. 8-9, 2015-Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

Trade Show Exhibitor Registration:

Contact Southeast Technical Institute 605-367-7464


Region 3

October 26-27 hosted by Gateway Technical College

"Gateway to Innovation"

 Racine Marriott and SC Johnson iMET Innovation Center, Gateway TC 

sponsors NC3, Snap-on Tool, Gateway Technical College and Madison Area Technical College

Keynote Speaker: Dominic Cariello

Director of Manufacturing and Operations for the Flow Instrumentation Group of Badger Meter Inc.

"Innovation in Today's World"

Dominic Cariello - Keynote Gateway to Innovation Oct. 26, 2015.doc

Program:ATEA Region 3 Conference Agenda.pdf


Register here:

Register for ATEA Region 3 conference Oct. 26-27 hosted by Gateway Technical College WI

Trade show registration:

Register for ATEA Region 3 Trade Show Oct. 27 Exhibiter registration

Region 5--South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa and Montana

October 8-9 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Hosted by Southeast Technical Institute

Chairs: Dana Wolff and Bobbie Talcott 

Registration open

Events Registrations

Region 5 Council

Region 3--Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio

October 26-27 Kenosha Wisconsin

Hosted by Gateway Technical College

Chair: President Bryan Albrecht 

Sponsors NC3

Snap-on Tools

Gateway Technical College

Registrations Open

program link

Gateway to Innovation ATEA Region 3 Conference  Program hosted by Gateway Technical College WI.docx

To register click:

ATEA Region 3 conference Oct. 26-27 hosted by Gateway Technical College Racine/Sturtevant WI 

ATEA 53rd National Conference on Technical Education

March 9-11, 2016 Orange Beach, Alabama-Hosted by Alabama Community College System

 Chancellor Mark Heinrich Conference Chair:

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 Announcing Paul Young Ph.D.,

President of ATEA 2015-2017

Dr. Paul Young, President of Northern Wyoming Community College District 

It is a privilege and an honor to be the President of the American Technical Education Association. Like many of my fellow Board members, ATEA contributed to my professional growth and stability through conferences, networks and the mentoring relationships that form.

As President, I can say with confidence that ATEA is positioned to grow as the nation rebuilds and rediscovers the importance of technical and applied education.  ATEA is among the oldest professional associations in the nation, formed in 1928. We will celebrate our 90th anniversary in 2018.

I invite all technical and applied educators, those who serve, those administer technical, those who supply and those who hire technical and applied education to join ATEA.  As a member you qualify to join ATEA committees; to nominate students, faculty and programs for the ATEA national awards and to serve on the Regional Councils.   ATEA members receive the ATEA Journal and can serve on the ATEA Media Response team. 

Paul Young, Ph.D.

President of ATEA


ATEA Members watch for 2016 Nomination forms to be emailed September 1

American Technical Education National Awards 2015

Outstanding Technical Teachers


L-R Dr. Mike Mires, Chair of the National Awards Committee, Chris Chambers Welding Instructor , Award Winner-Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Oneida/Huntsville; John Sikkenga, Diesel Technology instructor, Sheridan College, Sheridan Wyoming; David Burgess, Industrial Maintenance Chattanooga State--Tennessee College of Appied Technology Chattanooga;Terry Lee Hand, CIST-computer information systems technology, Ogeechee Technical College, Statesboro Georgia; Kenneth Rudolph, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Sullivan College of Technology and Design, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Outstanding Technical Program 2015   

Diesel Power Equipment Technology, Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT), Elizabethton, Tennessee


 Silver Star of Excellence Award-Jointly awarded by the National Technical Honor Society and the American Technical Education Association 2015

Butler Machinery Wahpeton and Fargo North Dakota

L-R Patricia Poteat, Associate Executive Director, National Technical Honor Society, Tiffaney Holm, Training and Development Manager, Butler Machinery, and James King Vice Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents for the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

   The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is an association for the postsecondary technical educator, or employer of technically a educated workforce, with emphasis on professional development. The organization is dedicated to excellence in quality of postsecondary technical education focusing on practical teaching ideas and exchange of best practices. ATEA recognizes outstanding performance and leadership and provides a network for career connectivity.

Join ATEA to add your voice for quality technical and applied education by becoming an ATEA member either individual,institutional or business.  Join online

ATEA Memberships include the ATEA Journal

 Technical Student Award Winners 2015

Bailey Long, Diesel Technology, Gillette College Northern Wyoming Community College and Zack Taylor, Welding, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Oneida/Huntsville, Tennessee


Bailey Long, Diesel Technology, Gillette College,

Northern Wyoming Community College




Zack Watson, Welding, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Oneida/Huntsville, Tennessee. 


Thank you

Ivy Tech and all who attended "Innovation through Continuous Improvement of Technical Education."  

Amatrol for a Gold Plus Sponsor and Tooling-U SME for a Silver.

Thank you presenters, panelists and trade show vendors.  

Thank you Congresswoman Susan Brooks, for the keynote  "Restoring Middle Class Security"


Don Davidson for the opening keynote on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Thank you Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Pogoda and Pavillion

Thank you Tom Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College  and Sue G. Smith, Vice President of Technical and Applied Science Programs, Ivy  Tech Community College for Co-Chairing and

Vearl Turnpaugh, Associate
Vice President of Career and Technical Education, Ivy Tech Community College  for organizing the trade show and tours.


ATEA at Dallara Indy Car Factory

Conference Program at



  2015Conf Sponsorships Categories.pages



Thank you Tooling-U SME for being a Silver Sponsor!


Thank you Trade Show vendors

Today's Class


Paradigm Publishing


ATP--American Technical Publishers

Online Resources Inc.

Pearson NCCER

JBH Technologies, Inc.




Mid Plains Community College North Platte Nebraska Region 5 2016 Committee, Mike Janecek--with Terry Marohl--NDSCs and Steve Kramer at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway April 15. 2015

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