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American Technical Education Association

Hope you had a great 4th of July as you grilled and relaxed.  

Here is a timely message from Sue Smith, ATEA Board of Trustee President--she wrote it as a 4th of July greeting but the message is about agility and innovation within ATEA.  Thank you for being part of its

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Best Practice Call  July 22 1:00 ET

"The Value of Apprenticeships to Engage Employers with Students: 
a look at New Jersey and Tennessee"

Co- leaders ATEA National Conference Breakout 

Mr Kevin Schmidt, Director of Technical and Engineering, Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, Camden, New Jersey

Kevin Schmidt has created two online apprenticeship programs in the state of New Jersey and is testing participants acceptance of asynchronous contextualized course delivery for the related technical Instruction component of the programs.

Dr. James Barrott, Executive Vice President, Technical College, TCAT, Chattanooga State College, Chattanooga TN

Jim started with Chattanooga State as a full-time faculty member teaching CAD/CAM and has served in various campus leadership roles over the last 34 years, with 15 years as Vice President. Known for his innovative approaches to program and workforce development, he is the founder of the Volkswagen Academy and the Wacker Institute concepts and programs. Jim has a passion for technology and STEM education and the role they play in our society.

Register here:

Best Practice Call: Value of Apprenticeships to Engage Employers with Students a look at New Jersey and Tennessee

Free--Two step process, all registrants will receive an email 24 hours before the call with the Zoom meeting link and password

FAll 2020 ATEA "heads west" to:
 a thriving South Dakota city, Watertown,  fueled by Lake Area Technical College's 25 programs;
New Mexico's  Dona Ana Community College serving
White Sands Testing Facility and Commercial Space Travel-Virgin Galactic,
Redding, California and
Shasta College Forest Service Program.

Best Practice Webinar November 17 

Forest Industry Heavy Equipment. Logging and Truck Driving  

Shasta College, Redding, California

hosts a webinar on 

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

Shasta College has recently received a grant for a significant equipment investment.  

Moderator Becky Roe, Shasta College, Senior Coordinator of Forest Health and Logging, Office of Economic and Workforce Development


Ted James, Sierra Pacific Logging Conference member,  
John Livingston, Lead faculty, Shasta College Faculty in Equipment Maintenance
Recent program graduate.  

ATEA 2020 ATEA Conferences

October 8-9, 2020  Region 5 

Hosted by Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota

registration is open--both virtual and in person registrations

all are welcome to 

ATEA Region 5 Fall Conference "Adventures are the Best Way to Learn"

Photo taken fall of 2019

Back Row: l-r  Shane Ortmeier, Brad Heesch, Steve Hauck, Katie Paulson, Tina Sattler, Karen Henricks, Brooks Jacobsen

Front Row Seated: l-r  Shane Swenson, Dennis Heller, Bonita Briggs, Taylor Brusven, LuAnn Strait, Diane Stiles, Kim Bellum, Julie Stevenson

"role of technical education in job training for White Sands Testing FAcility, White Sands Missile Range and Commercial space travel--Virgin Galactic  and the Space Industry fostered by Spaceport American"

Virtual Conference 
October 28-29 2020

Presenters, Panelist and virtual tours 

White Sands Testing Facility
White Sands Missile Range
Space Port America 
Virgin Galactic


Dona Ana  Community College
New Mexico State University
Southern New Mexico business and political ecosystem of the Space Port and Space Travel Industry

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.

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

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

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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