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American Technical Education Association

ATEA Executive Director, Dr. Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, is presenting "Scaling Technical Education for Incentivized Industries" at an international conference in Beijing.   International Conference hosted by CACIE Vocational Education Track October 18 Plenary session"6th China US Community College Presidents Dialogue."

"End to End Digitization" November 7-9

Hosted by Dassault Systemes Americans Site, Waltman, MA

welcome reception November 7 at Dassault Systemes

Thursday program November 8 from 9:00 to 5:00 Dassault Systemes

Full program, reception, Thursday program, Thursday dinner and Friday transportation to Olin School of Engineering and back to hotel

November 9 tour of Olin College of Engineering

This special conference on the digital thread that will change the way you think and respond to the future workforce needs of your students. On behalf of the committee chaired by ATEA Board member, Al Bunshaft, SVP for Global Affairs, Dassault Systemes, we look forward to seeing you there as we learn and grow the importance of technical education in America. 

Keynote: Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Mr. James Peyser

Conference Schedule Region 1 ATEA Dassault Conference One Page - v5 (002).docx 

Full registration is inclusive of program, welcome reception, conference day meals, and transportation to Olin College of Engineering.   

Conference rates are $250 for northeast colleges and ATEA members, $350 for non-members. There is a $100 day rate for the Thursday 8:00-5:00 program for northeastern college faculty.

There is a conference rate at Hyatt House is one block from the conference site

click to register

"End to End Digitization" ATEA Region I Conference

Dassault Waltham Massachusetts Executive Briefing site and Solid Works and Cativa US Offices

American Technical Education Association Region 1 Conference Committee

Committee Chair, Al Bunshaft SVP, Dassualt Sytemes Americas Global Affairs

Dr. Jon Connolly, President Sussex County Community College, Newton, New Jersey

Dr. Alex Clifford, VP and Provost, Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, Maine

Dr. James Sherrard, Chair, Nuclear Programs, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

Thank you Kansas City Kansas Community College for the outstanding Region 5 conference Oct. 5 and 6

ATEA tour at the Kansas City Kansas Speedway and Amazon Fulfillment Center

Updates from ATEA Region 5 Conference hosted by Kansas City Kansas Community College October 4 and 5

Thank Kansas City Kansas Community College for the outstanding professional development conference with tours of "state of the art" industries and keynotes from Governor Jeffery Colyer, Mayor David Avery, Kansas  Board of Regent Chair, Dr. Blake Edwards and Wesley Stith, Clark Construction. 

Thank you to the Kansas City Kansas Conference Committee and to the Kansas City Kansas Community College Culinary Arts students.



Left to Right back row: Alicia Hooks, Cliff Smith, Kristin Povilionis, Lori Chaffin, Charles Knapp, Carly Eastling, Sheridan Smith

Front row: Paul Hancock and Rich Piper

Keynote Speakers 

ATEA Board President, Dr. Bryan Albrecht, Kansas Governor, Jeff Colyer, and Kansas City Kansas Community College President, Dr. Greg Mosier

Governor Colyer spoke to the Region 5 ATEA conference on Thursday October 4.  His comments will be in the fall ATEA Journal.

ATEA National Board of Trustees held their fall meeting in conjunction with the Region 5 Conference, "Racing to Success"

L-R backrow: Dr. Rich Wagner, President of Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis MN; Al Bunshaft Senior Vice President for Global Affairs Dassault Systemes Waltham MA; Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President and CEO Gateway Technical College, Racine/Kenosha WI; Ryan Purdy, President Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte NE; Dr. Mark Englert Vice President Gillette College,Gillette WY; Brooks Jacobsen Supervisor of Robotics and Electronics Lake  Area Tech Watertown South Dakota

L-R front row: Dr. Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach Executive Director American Technical Education Association; Cliff Smith Associate Chief for Facility Services, Kansas City Kansas Community College; Dana Wolff, instructor of Financial Services Sioux Falls South Dakota; Dr. James Sherrard, Chair of Nuclear Programs, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich CT;  Sue Smith, Vice President of Technical and Applied Science, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN.  Attend but left prior to the photo Ken Potthoff, Deputy Director, CTECS , Atlanta Georgia


ATEA National Conference April 3-5, Indianapolis, IN

"Racing to Industry 4.0"

ATEA AWARD nomination forms available September 1--must be a member to nominate

Next ATEA  conference is

 Region 1 Member Conference fall 2018

hosted by Dassault  Systemes  

"End to End Digitization"

November 7-9  

in Waltham, Massachusetts

2019 ATEA National Conference 

April 3-5 2019

"Racing to Industry 4.0"

hosted by Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana

2019 ATEA Region 5

Dunwoody College of Technology

October 2-4

Minneapolis, MN


ATEA Region 3 and 6 conference with Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada November 9-10--click for link to TMCC and Panasonic program
ATEA Region 3 and 6 conference with Truckee Meadows Community College November 9 and 10 Reno, Nevada

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 Tesla for joining ATEA as a business member.   We appreciate you interest in a skilled workforce and the contribution of technical education to innovation.

Thank you Dunwoody College of Technology for renewing at an ATEA System level of $5000 for 100 members.

Technology Trends

ATEA strategically analyzes trends in technology and technical education.

See Tech Trends

ATEA System level sponsors


$1000 for 10 members

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 3 members


Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump

TCAT Crump

Host College membership

Host of Region 1 Workforce Summit 2017


TCAT Dickson and Clarksville


Watertown, South Dakota

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota 

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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