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American Technical Education Association

Welcome to the American Technical Education Association, a national organization, founded in 1928, committed to its mission to communicate the role and importance of technical education, share best practice, build professional networks, and identify  technology and trends effect technical education.


ATEA's October 28 and 29 "Technical Education in a Rapidly Transforming World of Aerospace and Space Travel"

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Complimentary "Technical Education in Rapidly Transforming World of Aerospace and Space Travel

The conference is based  in Las Cruces, New Mexico, home of NASA White Sands Test Facility, Army White Sands Missile Range, Spaceport American with tenant, Virgin Galactic

Explore what it means to have a spaceport, there are now 12 in the US including Colorado and Virginia--4 have vertical launch capacity but the other 8 are "players" or plan to be be in this era of space travel and exploration.

Explore how an ecosystem is built to attract a spaceport and tenants--and keep them, Tracey Bryan, CEO and President of Bridges of Southern New Mexico is the lead presenter on how they did it and metrics to prove their success going forward.

Explore NASA's White Sands Test Facility and White Sands Missile Range with Joe Bullington, Commercialization Manager, Jacobs Company and Director of Test Facility-co chair of the conference

Explore what it took to create collaboration within Dona Ana and with New Mexico State University to build a strong technical base to serve existing businesses and attract new such as Hapsmobile--300ft wing span drone to deliver 5G, based at Space Port America.   Leading this exploration is Joe Butler, Dean of Science, Engineering and Math Division at Dona Ana Community College.  Oct. 29 three panels on what it took.

Set time aside on October 28-29

An excellent example as to how a Community College, a University in southern New Mexico's, Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces collaborated to build, strategize, and grow the economy, labor force, and technical training needs for the White Sands Testing Facility. 

Hear from other benefactors and presenters at this “virtual 2-day conference” representing the White Sands Missile Range, White Sands Test Facility (or use NASA), and the “commercial space” cluster being lead by Virgin Galactic at Spaceport America.

Each registrant can add free student guests

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Complimentary "Technical Education in Rapidly Transforming World of Aerospace and Space Travel

NASA White Sands Test Facility
Army White Sands Missile Range
Space Port America 
Virgin Galactic


Dona Ana  Community College
New Mexico State University
Southern New Mexico businesses with focus on those at the Space Port and Space Travel Industr

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Complimentary "Technical Education in Rapidly Transforming World of Aerospace and Space Travel

Army White Sands Missile Range

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Army White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Test Facility

HapsMobile Drone, solar powered tenant at Spaceport America

White Knight Virgin Galactic due to launch between Oct. 19 and Oct. 29

Joe Bullington will narrate and answer questions about Spaceport American

Spaceport America news and website

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:

Best Practice Webinar Forest Industry Heavy Equipment,Logging and Truck Driving

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.

Technology Trends

ATEA strategically analyzes trends in technology and technical education.

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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

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 6 members

Lincoln Land Community College

Bismarck State College - Discover the Next Version of Yourself

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Host College membership

American Technical Education Association

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

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Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located on  the 
Dunwoody College of Technology Campus

Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director

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