Welcome to the American Technical Education Association, founded in 1928 and committed to communcating the role and importance of technical education, sharing best practice, building professional relationships, and identifying technology and trends that will effect technical education.
Best Practice Call
Prior Learning Assessment, a look at Maine College of Healthcare Professions, Lewiston, Maine and Wallace State College, Hanceville Al
Susan Peek, Success Coach and Prior Learning Specialist, Wallace State College, Hanceville AL
Susan Peek is a Success Coach and Prior Learning Specialist at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama. She specializes in Academic and Career Success Coaching and credit for work and military experience and in addition has an interest in international education, diversity, and equity topics. Susan has a B.A. from Berea College and is currently completing her M.A. thesis in Humanities at Faulkner University.
Alex Clifford, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, ME
Alexander L. Clifford, Ph.D. is a native of both Deer Isle and Newport, Maine. He is a graduate of Kennebec Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and an Associate’s Degree in Marketing/Management. He holds a BS in accounting and computers and MBA from Thomas College. His doctorate is a PhD in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University.
Dr. Clifford has been in the Maine Army National Guard since 1989. He has served in a variety of assignments including Operations Sergeant (deployed to Afghanistan for 2009). Dr.Clifford is currently the Commandant of the 240th Regional Training Institute since October 2017. Full military service biography on registration page.
FAll 2020 ATEA "heads west" :
October 7-9 to a thriving South Dakota city, Watertown, fueled by Lake Area Technical College's 25 programs; register here:
October 28-29 to New Mexico's NASA White Sands Test Facility, Army White Sands Missile Range, and Commercial Space Travel-Virgin Galactic, and Spaceport America, register here:
November 17:Redding, California Best Practice Webinar Forest Industry Heavy Equipment, Logging and Truck Driving , Shasta College Forest Service Program and Sierra Pacific
How two community colleges in southern New Mexico’s Doña Ana County and City of Alamogordo collaborate and innovate to grow and support workforce development and technical training needs of the NASA White Sands Testing Facility, Army White Sands Missile Range, Holloman Air Force Base and the commercial space industry led by Virgin Galactic at Spaceport America.
Joe Butler, Dean of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Dona Ana Community College
Joe Bullington, Jacobs Company, Commercialization Manager, NASA White Sands Test Facility
Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, Everett College-for 34 Washington State Community Colleges, center
Jim New, Vice President for Administration, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV, ATEA board member.
Presenters, Panelist and virtual tours
NASA White Sands Test Facility
Army White Sands Missile Range
Space Port America
Dona Ana Community College
New Mexico State University
Southern New Mexico businesses with focus on those at the Space Port and Space Travel Industry
White Sands Test Facility
Army White Sands Missile Range
White Knight Virgin Galactic based at Spaceport America
Best Practice Webinar November 17
10:00AM-11:30 AM PST
Forest Industry Heavy Equipment Logging and Truck Driving
Shasta College, Redding, California
hosts a webinar.
Registration is open-click below--free for ATEA members and $35 for non-members:
Shasta College has recently received grants for significant equipment and training investment.
Becky Roe, Shasta College, Senior Coordinator of Forest Health and Logging
Ted James, Sierra Pacific Industries
John Livingston, Shasta College Faculty in Equipment Maintenance
Recent Program Graduate
Welcome to new and renewing members!
ATEA is proud to announce the addition of new business members, supporting members, institutional members, library/media members and individual members.
Thank you Dunwoody College of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, and Gateway Technical College for renewing at an ATEA System level of $5000 for 100 members.