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Founded in 1928 in New York by William Fenniger and  a team of educators, businesses and government leaders across the United States for the purpose of supporting technical education to foster American industry, good jobs and the skill development of individuals.  ATEA's leadership and membership is across the nation and women and men. We welcome  your donation. ATEA is a 501(c3).  Donors and your messages will be listed on the ATEA website and ATEA Journals.

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Welcome to ATEA

Announcing the ATEA 2019 National Conference hosted by Ivy Tech Community College

Racing Through Industry 4.0

We Invite and Welcome you to the 2019  ATEA National conference 

Thank you Amatrol for being a Platinum level sponsor of the Ivy Tech Lucas Oil Stadium Dinner

Thank you Autodesk for sponsoring keynotes Titan and Dr. Randy Swear, Learning Futures, Autodesk, and

the opening reception at the Indiana Motor Speedway Museum

Thank you FESTO for being a Trade Show Gold Sponsor of the ATEA national conference

New this year
ATEA 3 D Futures Competition sponsored by Dassault Systemes

ATEA 3D Futures Competition sponsored by Dassault Systemes

See you in Indiana!

ATEA Board Announcements 

Ryan Purdy, President

Mid-Plains Community College,

North Platte, McCook, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala, and Valentine, Nebraska

Dr. Ann Bolman, President

Western Dakota Tech

Rapid City, South Dakota

Jim New, Vice President

Finance and Administrative Services

Truckee Meadows Community College

Reno, Nevada

ATEA October and November events 2018

"Racing for Success," 

October 3-5 hosted by Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS

ATEA Region 5  President Roundtable Discussion

ATEA holds a President's Roundtable Discussion prior to the opening of the Region 5 conference.  This was instituted by Paul Young, President of ATEA 2016

Dr. Greg Mosier, President, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, Kansas, host of Region 5 2018

Mr. Cliff Smith, Associate Chief of Facilities and Services, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, Kansas, ATEA Board Trustee and Chair of Region 5 2018.

Dr. Carrie Brimhall, President, Minnesota State Community and Technical College host of  Region 5 2017

Mr. Ryan Purdy, President of Mid-Plains Community College, host of Region 5 2016

Dean Clark Coco, Dean of Washburn Institute of Technology - Washburn Tech, Topeka, Kansas. 

Dr. Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Dr. Scott Mickelson, President, Dawson Community College, Glendive, Montana

Mr. Ron Fleischman, Interim Dean of Career and Tech, South Central Technical College, North Mankato, Minnesota

Dr. Mark Englert, Vice President, Gillette College, Gillette, Wyoming and ATEA Board Trustee

Ms. Diane Stiles, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lake Area Tech, Watertown, South Dakota

Mr. Brooks Jacobsen, Supervisor of Electronics and Robotics Programs, Lake Area Tech, Watertown South Dakota, ATEA Board Trustee

Dr. James Sherrard, Chair, Nuclear Programs, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, Connecticut, ATEA Board of Trustee

ยทMr. Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President for Global Affairs, DassaultSystemes for the Americas, Waltham Massachusetts, ATEA Board Trustee, Chair of ATEA Region 1 conference November 7-9, Waltham, Massachusetts

Kerry Norbury, Associate Director of Admissions, Washburn Tech

Alan Beam, Director for Instruction of Washburn Tech.

President's Roundtable 2018.pdf

"End to End Digitization"

November 7-9 hosted by Dassault Systemes, Waltham MA

Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser,( 3rd from the left) gave the keynote presentation.

L-R, Al Bunshaft SVP for Global Affairs, Dassault Systemes; Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, ATEA Executive Director; Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Jim Peyser; Sue Smith VP Ivy Tech Community College Indiana, School of Advanced Manufacturing and Technical Sciences and ATEA 1st VP; Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing  Aerospace, Everett Washington, ATEA 2nd VP;  Bryan Albrecht, President and CEO Gateway Technical College, Racine/Kenosha Wisconsin, and ATEA President of the Board of Trustees

Secretary Peyser's Keynote

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyer keynote to American Technical Education Association Region 1 conference hosted by Dassault Systemes, Waltham MA.pdf

Tour of Olin School of Engineering, Newton, MA

Project Learning based School of Engineering.

Presentation by President Dr. Richard Miller

ATEA National Board of Trustees fall meeting at

Kansas City Kansas Community College 

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

Board member Ken Potthoff attended but had to leave prior to the photo.

Board members on a conference call were: Dr. Shawn Mackey, Dr. Jon Connolly, Dr. Betty Reynard, Dr. Paul Young, Roger Tadajewski, Chelle Travis, Adirian San Miguel, Lin Zhou

Not able to be on the call were: James King, Bob Wallace, Paul Perkins, Victor Branch.


American Technical Education Association signs MoU with Chinese Education Association for International Exchange
October 18, 2018

The American Technical Education Association has participated in international exchanges in its history.   Led by ATEA Board of Trustee,  Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, Tacoma, Washington, with the support of ATEA leadership, ATEA Executive Director Dr. Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, signed an MoU with CEAIE in Beijing in October.  The goal of the agreement is to connect educators who will determine the types of exchanges they wish to pursue.  Many US ATEA institutional members serve industries with manufacturing sites in China.  Both workforces  face the challenge ofobsolescence of their training.  Both associations realize there are current concerns buy remain open to appropriate possibilities for its members.

Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, and ATEA Board of Trustee, Mr. YuYougen, Director of TVET and Professional Training, Ministry of Education, and Dr. Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, ATEA Executive Director

Dr. Gehlen Krebsbach and Mrs. Shen Xuesong, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Education at signing

Dr. Gehlen Krebsbach, Presenting ATEA and "Scaling Technical Education for Incentivized Industries"

Fall 2019

Region 5 Conference October 2-4, hosted by Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis MN

What is Now with Whatis Next in technical Education

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 your interest in a skilled workforce and the contribution of technical education to innovation.

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.

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ATEA System level sponsors


$1000 for 10 members

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 3 members


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Host College membership

 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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