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.

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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

Call for proposals

Presentation Proposal submittal form for 2015 National Conference.doc



2015Conf Sponsorships Categories.pages


Susan Griffin Smith, National Conference 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


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



                           ATEA Region 5 Conference

Northern Wyoming Community College District

Gillette, WY October 9-10, 2014


Thank you Gillette College--Conference Chair Dean Jed Jensen and conference coordinator Tiffany Strain, and to Region 5

for another outstanding ATEA Conference

Check  YouTube Channel: AmericanTechedassoc 

and follow ATEA on Twitter @ateaonline for more on Region 5 in Gillette 

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   Region 5 Council elected Dana Wolff, Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls SD president and thanked James Erdahl for his service as president 2012-2014.  Next Region 5 Conference is Oct 8-9 in Sioux Falls South Dakota hosted by Southeast Technical College.



Tour descriptions.pdf                                                              Bus leaves from Technical Education Center



7:00 to 8:00               Dinner and keynote speaker 

                                     Mike Wandler, President of L&H Industrial

Champion for Technical Education





7 a.m. – 2 p.m.      Trade Show   Thank you Fluid Power Reality Works,  Stratasys and X-CAL                                                                                         

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.        ATEA Program of Concurrent Sessions - for Website.pdf

Keynote Speaker - Nationally recognized author  Matthew Crawford

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work”       





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