ATEA, a national organization, was   founded in 1928.  ATEA has articulated the importance technical and skilled education for building America's workforce and has shared best practice and professional connections. 

1928-1973 founded and located in Delmar, New York, 

1973-2012 on the campus of North Dakota State College of Science , Wahpeton, North Dakota 

2012-present on the campus of Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota


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as we honor the memories of those who gave their life 

for our freedom and safety 

and the memories of our family and friends--

 all who built this nation through their work and community spirit.


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 ATEA 53rd Conference held in Alabama March 9-11 and hosted by the Alabama Community College System

was rated high on 

Value and Importance of Technical Education

Professional Connections and Relationships

Sharing of Best Practice 

Trends Effecting Technical Education

At the American Technical Education Annual Meeting 

March 11, 2016, Orange Beach, Alabama

The Board of Trustees Welcomed new trustees:

Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor, Alabama Community College System 

Dr. Victor Branch, Mississippi State University, Canton, Mississippi

Dr. Jon Connolly, President of Sussex County Community College, Newton, New Jersey 

Dana Wolff, Financial Services Instructor, Southeast Tech, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 

President of Region 5 appointed to the Board of Trustees in the position of 

President of the Council Presidents

Reappointed to the Board for a 3 year term

Dr. Shawn Mackey, Deputy Executive Director, for Programs and Accountability, Mississippi Community College Board, Jackson, Mississippi 

Brooks Jacobson, Instructor, Robotics and Electronics, Lake Area Tech, Watertown, South Dakota

Chelle Travis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology,

 Tennessee Board of Regents

Recognized the service of  out going Board of Trustees 

Tom Snyder, President of Ivy Tech 

Bethany Shockney, Director of Small Business Development, Pulaski, Tennessee

Board of Trustees 2016

"Training Superheroes for the 
                      Present and Future"

Region 5 Conference, hosted by MidPlaines Community College, North Platte, Nebraska

October 6-7

watch for online registrations to open June 1

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   The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is an association for the postsecondary technical educator, institution 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 and ability to nominate students, teachers, programs  and businesses for national and regional awards. Members are also on ATEA media inquiry response teams.

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