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American Technical Education Association

Welcome to the American Technical Education Association

A network for technical education both providers and the businesses.  Student and communities benefit from steady and innovative technical education.   We welcome you to this network serving American technical education since 1928.

All who are interested in  technical education and the relationship with business, industry, healtcare, agriculture, aeropace. space, transportion, energy, IT--be it cybersecurity, artificiial intelligence, and construction are invited to join this friendly and powerful network across 46 states and 8 sectors with confererences and best practice calls.    Members are invited to host Best Practice Calls to share with those in ATEA and to with those who are interested in the topic.  Educators, business leaders, economic development professionals and consultants are invited to join.


Best Practice Call Ivy Tech's Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration Program

"Smart Manufacturing and Digial Integration Program"

ATEA Best Practice Call 

September 22
10:30-12:00 ET

hosted by

Sue Smith Ivy Tech VP

Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences

Learn about this innovative program that embeds SACA credentificates, stacks curriculum and incorporates apprenticeships to serve Indiana manufacturing business partners.  It is DOL funded so you have access to the curriculum.

Presenters include:

Bryce Eaton: SMDI, Program Chair, Assistant Professor (Lafayette campus) and State Chair Smart Manufacturing & Digital Integration Program

Shawn Richard Oltz: Department Chair, Assistant Professor (South Bend / Elkhart campus)

Joseph Wheatly: Employer Connection (S. Bend / Elkhart campus)

Izza Jatala Kluzyn: Director of Apprenticeships (S. Bend Elkhart campus)

Please register below and the zoom link is sent to all registrants the 24 hours before the CAll

Click to register

Best Practice Call Ivy Tech's Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration Program

Questions or assistance, please contact Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, ATEA Exeuctive Director

"Supporting Students and Faculty for Success"

ATEA Region 5 Fall conference open 

Hosted Western Dakota Technical college in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City is the fastest growing city in the West and has growing innovation and science based industry and research.  Experience first hand how Western Dakota Tech is part of that growth and that of traditional sectors in ranching

October 19 arrival 
October 20 - 21 Conference and tours

Check with Rapid City Regional Airport on flights the week of 
October 17-20, 2022

Rapid City Regional Airport

Click below for the schedule and registration 

Western Dakota Technical College host of “Supporting Students and Faculty for Success”

vendor registration

Western Dakota Technical College host of “Supporting Students and Faculty for Success” Vendor registration.

Howard Johnson Hotel rate $75 to September 19. To reserve call

605-737-4656 and ask for the ATEA Group.

Questions? Please Contact

Hold the dates of April 12, 13 and 14

To Renew, Restore and Ignite Technical Education

hosted by the 

Alabama Community College System Presidents Council

on the 

Calhoun Community College, Huntsville and Decatur Campuses 

Serving the Redstone Arsenal, NASA, FBI headquarters, Mecedes Benz EV and Battery Production, Allied Health Innovation, Advanced Automotive Programs and more.

Registration opens soon

Trade Show


Breakouts and Presentation opportunities

ATEA National Awards

3 D Futures Awards


The Huntsville CVB is coordinating with the Gulf Coast for a weekend package

ATEA is revising Regional Councils

to participate as a Regional Council member and a Regional President you or your college or system must be a current member.  Join ATEA We Welcome your membership

Region 2 President

Cliff Wightman, President, Tennessee College of Applied Science--Crossville Tennessee

Region 4

Region 6

Region 5 Council President and President of the Councils.

Dana Wolff, Faculty, Southeast Techncial College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Vice President, Bridget Reynolds, Dean, Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis MN

Immediate Past President, James Erdahl, Faculty, North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, North Dakota

Region 6 Council President

Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, Tacoma. Washington

"Renaissance of Technical Education: Artificial Intelligence the Next Frontier"

click to view the presenters and to register for videos

ATEA has masterful content and presenters from around the nation  that informs, inspires and connects participants around technical education. 

Here is the April 26, 27 and 28 2023 National Conference

free to those who registered, reduced for active members and available for registration.



ATEA Board member, Dr. Alex Clifford and Seargent Major in the Maine National Guard has been deployed to Poland, here is a video of the send off

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

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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