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American Technical Education Association

You are invited to Huntsville Alabama for the ATEA 60th national conference on technical education

COnference Registration EXTENDED to April 3

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Vendor Registration Open to April 3

Trade Show and Sponsorship Registration Here

The America Technical Education Association (ATEA) is fundamental to the growth of postsecondary technical education. We are on the frontlines to build up the workforce and help students reimagine their futures in high-paying, high-demand advanced manufacturing careers. Your attendance means we can share new ideas and learn new skills across the industry. I can’t wait! I encourage you to register for this year’s national ATEA conference in Huntsville. See you there!   Dr. Patricia Sims, President, Drake State Community and Technical College, Huntsville, Alabama

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Dr. Jimmy Hodges, President of Calhoun Community College, Decatur and Huntsville Alabama invites you to his campus in Huntsville with tours of Huntsville employers, breakouts from Calhoun Community College and ATEA expertise and national programs, April 12, 13 and 14

The Huntsville campus will host the Trade Show April 12, 13 , 14

Register on this link for the Trade Show

ATEA 2023 Trade Show Restore Renew Ignite Technical Education

Dr. Annette Funderburk, President of Ingram Technical College, and conference co-chair on behalf of Alabama Community College Presidents Association invites you to

"Renew, Restore, Ignite" ATEA's 60th national conference on technical education, April 12, 13 and 14 in Huntsville Alabama

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Vendors do not miss this opportunity to be in the conference trade show in Huntsville.

ATEA 2023 Trade Show Restore Renew Ignite Technical Education

Conference sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship letter 2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE.docx

Conference bronze sponsor

Southern Educational Systems

Conference Platinum Sponsor

ATEA Region 6 Council

planning Fall 2023 conference in Long Beach California

 ATEA Board Leadership of

Region 6

President Dr. Lin Zhou

President Bates Technical College, Tacoma Washington

Vice President, J P Laguerre,

Academic Director, 3 D Experience, Dassault Systems, Long Beach CA

 Pima College representative

Congratulations, appointed to Chancellor of Virginia Community College System.

Appointed to Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System effective April 1, 2023

Watch for ATEA November conference in Long Beach, California

Welcome to the

American Technical Education Association

 serving American technical education since 1928 by

communicating the role and importance of technical education,

sharing best  practices, building relationships,

and identifying the technology and trends that will effect technical education.   

Join to participate in the ATEA Sector Programming and to participate in your Region's Council.

ATEA Overview December 2022-23.pdf

ATEA Sectors 2023-2024

Aerospace and Space


Allied Health



Information Technology



Newly appointed to the ATEA Board 2023-2026

Board of Trustees 2023

Dr. David Dore

President of Campuses and Executive Vice Chancellor Pima College. Arizona

Dr. Sandy Caldwell

Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission

Dr. Brad Tyndall

President, Central Wyoming College

Matt Kirchner

LAB Midwest, CEO and Tech Podcast, Wisconsin

Dr. Matt Janisin

VP Business and Workforce Solitons

Gateway Technical College

My experience at ATEA has been more impactful that I ever imagined. Not only have I met extremely talented leaders that are doing cutting edge work in technical education, but the level of camaraderie and willingness to help one another is special. It is not about the title that each has, but about helping each other solve real problems. Every time I reach out to an ATEA member, I am received with a warm welcome and provided industry leading advice. I encourage you to join ATEA. 

Brian Bontempo

Superintendent Auburn Career Center

8221 Auburn Road

Concord Twp., OH 44077


Anyone seeking the latest developments in technical education will find no better source that ATEA. It is the only educational or industry association in the world focused solely on technical education. Through its many conferences, and publications, ATEA showcases the latest technologies in each technical discipline, such as Industry 4.0, and presents innovative teaching strategies that helps elevate its member organizations to the highest levels of performance. ATEA members are also a very welcoming group of professionals who go out of their way to share ideas and help other members improve their programs. Membership in ATEA is an opportunity to gain new knowledge and make many great lifelong friendships.”

Paul Perkins

President, Amatrol, Inc.

2400 Centennial Blvd 

Jeffersonville IN 47130 | USA

t. 812-288-8285 ยท  800-264-828Transforming the Global Workforce One Life at a Tim


Dr. David Dore

President of Campuses and Executive Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Workforce Development, Pima College District Arizona


Chancellor of Virginia Community College System 

David Dore Appointed Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Visited Bates Technical College in October.  ATEA Board member Dr. Lin Zhou welcomed her interest in technical education and apprenticeships.

First lady Jill Biden visits Bates Technical College 100722.docx


"Supporting Students and Faculty Success"  October 19--20-21

held in Rapid City.  Thank you to  host 

ATEA Conference Program WDTC 10-2022.pdf

Tour of Sanford Underground Research Facility--slides

Tech Presentation_ Apr 2022_OPS[44].pptx

Western Dakota Technical College Conference photos

Sanford Underground Research  Facility SURF--Lead, South Dakota

Presenters from Systems and Operations at SURF

L-Al Stratman, Engineering Director

Tim Baumgartner, Surface Operations and Utilities Director

Will McElroy, Deputy Director of Operations

Tracey Doherty, Moss Enterprises with  Gillette CC Wyoming faculty and Dean

ATEA  Tour of SURF's Water Treatment  Facility

LAB Midwest L-Joe Gingrich, Gillette CC, WY and Nick Mootz Lab Midwest

ATEA Downtown Rapid City

Network gathering before the opening session. Right  Dr. Betty Reynard, President of Lamar State College, Port Arthur, ATEA 1st VP and President-elect, center Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Ex Director ATEA, Dana Wolff, Southeast Technical College, ATEA President of the Regions and STC faculty

Tour of Caterpillar Design- back row left: Sean McCrary, Sheridan CC Diesel and Truck Driving;Travis Grubb, Dean of CTE, Gillette;  Joe Gingrich, Diesel Gillette College; Mike Ebbing STI HR instructor; Sylar Stitt Diesel and front right Kristin Henderson, General Ed Lake Area; Center: Barry Spriggs VP of Academic and Student Affairs Gillette CC--and Gina Grant, Gen Ed, Lake Area Tech

Dr. Ann Bolman, opening Friday sessions

Opening Welcome, Dinner and Panel

Opening Welcome

Dr. Jon Connolly, President of ATEA Board of Trustee and President of Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ

Opening Welcome

Dr. Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Technical College and ATEA 2nd VP

Opening Panel Economy of Western South Dakota and "Elevate Rapid City"

Moderator: Chandra Calvert, WDTC--Director of Industry Relation and Grant Management

Thank you Moss Enterprise and Lab Midwest  for your support of technical education and ATEA

ATEA Regional Councils

ATEA members can serve as Regional Council members  Join ATEA We Welcome your membership

Commitment of ATEA to Diversity Equity and Inclusion 

Board of

trustee TAsk Force Leadership

Anthony Landis, Director of Postsecondary Education for the Ohio Department of Higher Education

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

Chelle Travis, Executive Director of Skills USA

Dr. Lin Zhou, President, Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA

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.

For technical education leaders and raising industry leaders a masters program that combines courses from the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management to make decisions on investing institional and business resources in emerging technologies

Management of Technology Masters U of M

Space launch

See Tech Trends

ATEA System level Members

100 members from your system, college or ecosystem-each receives the same conference discounts, ATEA Journal and ATEA members connections


$1000 for 15 members

Land of Lincoln Community College

Springfield, Illinois

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 6 members

Lincoln Land Community College

Bismarck State College - Discover the Next Version of Yourself

H Logo MarkHighland Community College, Hinds, KS

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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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