Thanksgiving Greetings to all.  

Your dedication to career and technical education is appreciated. Our work is critical to the continued success of this nation. We help students graduate to jobs and great careers. We provide skilled workers to the companies that are driving our economic engine. We educate students to have the skills and abilities for productive careers and meaningful lives. Our graduates build better lives, better communities. Thank you for all you do and the countless lives you’ve changed and thank you for supporting this great organization

                                                                                     Rich Wagner Ph.D.

President ATEA Board of Trustees

The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is an association for the postsecondary technical educator, or employer of technically education 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.  

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ATEA 52nd Technical Education Conference

April 15-17 "Innovation through Continuous Improvement in Technical Education"

hosted by Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis IN

registration opens in November

ATEA 52nd National Conference on Technical Education

 Trade Show April 15-17














 Sponsorship Sign Up 

  2015Conf Sponsorships Categories.pages



Susan Griffin Smith, Vice President of Technology and Applied Sciences , Ivy Tech Community College, National Conference Chair


Vearl Turnpaugh, Associate Vice President for Career and Technical Programs, Ivy Tech Community College, National Conference Co-Chair


 Link to Ivy Tech YouTube Channel--Introduction of Ivy Tech by President Tom Snyder



Thank you Gillette College and Region 5 for an outstanding conference,

photos below, follow on Twitter and YouTube. Conference summary will be in the ATEA  Journal

Region 5 Technical Educators Conference Gillette WY

Tour of Cloud Peak Energy Gillette Wyoming 


Thank you Bates Technical College and the State Board for Washington Community and Technical Colleges for hosting 


 ATEA Board and Washington Key Leader Meeting

Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA. Oct. 15-17


"Global Learning through Mobile Devices"

Dr. Robbie Melton, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology

Boeing VIP Tour Everett, Washington

October 17 

Thank you Mary Kaye Bredeson Executive Director of the Center for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Everett WA (2nd from right), for arranging the tour.  Thank you Ron Langrell, President Bates Technical College for hosting Region 6 Key Leader meeting.2nd from left backrow 

Contact the ATEA national office for information-- or 612-381-3315

Here is the agenda of the conference 

ATEA_October 16 agenda.pdf

ATEA Member Institutions receive TAACCCT Grants  --check




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