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American Technical Education Association

ATEA welcomes,as members, all who provide, support, or hire a technically educated workforce.  

The ATEA Business Council is open for membership.  Business members will be matched with educators to identify training needs and find technical training matches.  The head of the Business Council has a seat on the ATEA Executive Committee.  There will be up to 20 Business Members.

You can join as an individual, institution or business by clicking: Join ATEA

ATEA is a 501(c3) and welcomes donations to support programming and participation by faculty in conferences.

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"Leadership and Partnership Building Technical Education Pathways"

March 17 and 18 at the Blackwood Campus

Camden County College, Camden New Jersey 

An in-depth look and discussion on the role and importance of technical education in this time of change.  Learn how to position your college or program as a fulcrum for pathways from K-12 , to universities and employment with certificates and associate degrees,in this time of mergers, acquisitions, divestment and investment.  

"We are uniquely positioned to lead."

Recommended airport Philadelphia. Check mileage to Blackwood Campus Camden, NewJersey and to Hampton Inn Blackwood to gage travel times.


Camden County College is thrilled to host the American Technical Education Association Conference this spring.  Like ATEA, Camden County College is committed to connecting educational institutions, business, industry, labor and government to enhance workforce development strategies.  What better place to hold this important conference than one of the strategic hubs of workforce training and technical education in the Delaware Valley?  We look forward to showing off our beautiful campus.

Don Borden, President, Camden County College


Dave Daly, President and COO of PSE&G, largest utility in New Jersey

How PSE&G is changing Due to Technology and Economic COMPETITION:

What are the workforce needs of PSE&G, industry and the broader economy

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Leadership and Partnership:Building Technical Education Pathways

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Trade Show and Sponsorship registration for Leadership and Partnerships

Platinum sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Conference Co-Chairs

Dr. Aaron Fichtner, President New Jersey Council of Count Colleges                                              Dr. Jon Connolly, President of Sussex Count Community  College, Newton New Jersey

ATEA 2020 ATEA Conferences

Are the Best Way to Learn"

October 8-9, 2020  Region 5 

Hosted by Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota

"Spaceports and the role of technical education in job training for space travel and the Space Industry"

an ATEA Member Conference 
October 28-29 2020

Las Cruces, New Mexico

ATEA Chairs: Jim New, Vice President for Administrative Services, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno NV and Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director of COE for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, Everett WA. 

Dona Ana Community College Chair, Mr. Joe Butler, Dean of Science and Technology Division.  Joe Bullington, Director, White Sands Testing Facility co chair on southern New Mexico ecosystem.

registration opens  March 2020


MARCH 1-3 2021, Biloxi, Mississippi
Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino
Dr. Shawn Mackey Chair

American Technical Education Association 

Founded in 1928 in New York by William Fenniger and  a team of technical educators, business and government leaders across the United States,. The American Technical Education Association was formed  for the purpose of supporting technical education to foster American industry, good jobs and the skill development of individuals.   The 2019 Board of Trustees is from 17 states and are leaders of systems, institutions, faculty, businesses, associations and state department of education divisions.

L-R backrow:  Dr. Shawn Mackey, Al Bunshaft, Dr. Alex Clifford, Dr.Bryan Albrecht President 2017-2019, Brooks Jacobsen, Dr. Rich Wagner Past President 2013-15, Dr. Betty Reynard, Adrian San Miguel, Jim New, Ryan Purdy, Cliff Wightman, Front row: Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, Executive Director, Jimmy Hodges, James King Past President 3 term 2006-11, Dr. Ann Bolman, Marie Price, Dana Wolff, Dr. James Sherrard, Paul Perkins, Dr. Lin Zhou, Dr. Jon Connolly and Dr. Scott Mickelsen. 

Click below  for board photos and biographies

Board of Trustees 2020

News that effects technical education November 2019, ATEA Board member Marie Price
Business Sustainability Imperative, October 2019, ATEA Board member Mary Kaye Bredeson quoted, ATEA Board Member Al Bunshaft SVP at Dassault
January 27, 2019
OP Ed on Postsecondary Education a Road Less Traveled

"The National Science Foundation has established The Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier program as one of its 10 Big Ideas to push forward the frontiers of U.S. research and provide innovative approaches to solve some of the most pressing problems the country faces."

 "Future of Work," Dr. Bryan Albrecht, Journal Times, January 27, 2019

Commentary by Bryan Albrecht, Journal Times, January 27, 2019
Reverse Transfer Legislation--4year credits applied to associates degrees and certificates
Digital Twins --digital product information from manufacturing through service
Incentive for completing 30 credits--next year free

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.

Technology Trends

ATEA strategically analyzes trends in technology and technical education.

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ATEA System level Members


$1000 for 15 members

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 3 members

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota


Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump

TCAT Crump

Host College membership

American Technical Education Association

premier association for the post secondary technical educator, with emphasis on professional development.

818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located on  the 
Dunwoody College of Technology Campus

Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director

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