Welcome to the American Technical Education Association
We welcome you to this association serving American technical education since 1928.
ATEA's mission is to communicate the role and importance of technical education, share best practices, build relationships, and identify trends that will effect technical education. Be part of technical education's trend identification in eight sectors and share best practices.
ATEA's 2022-23 Sectors are:
1. Aerospace and Space, 2. Allied Health, 3. Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4. Construction, 5. Energy,
6. Information Technology, 7. Manufacturing and 8. Transportation.
Join ATEA to add your knowledge, experience and insight as you connect with others contributing theirs.
Welcome Donations--Donate to ATEA
ATEA Fall Region 5 Conference-October 19 arrival--20-21 conference and tours
"Supporting Students and Faculty for Success"
host Western Dakota Technical College, Rapid City, South Dakota
An invitation from Ann Bolman, Ed.D.
President, Western Dakota Technical College
click to register
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.
Check with Rapid City Regional Airport on flights the week of
On site conference includes:
6:00 PM MT--Welcome Spaghetti Dinner --Pennington Room, Western Dakota Tech
Tour to the Sanford Underground Research Facility --part of U S Department of Energy's Fermilab host of DUNE--both in Illinois and South Dakota and Caterpillar Autonomous Mining Truck Display
Tour presenter, Michael Headley
click for information this Department of Energy Fermilab Project
Tour of Rapid City Area Business ( Black Hills Surgical Hospital, Caterpillar Black Hills Engineering Design Center and RPM--largest machining equipment in the Midwest, creating parts for airplanes and space craft among others. Caterpillar Design Center.
Thank you Moss Enterprises for being a vendor
Howard Johnson Hotel
605-737-4656 rates change so make reservations early for the lowest rate available
Questions? Please Contact email@example.com
Thank you Western Dakota Technical College for hosting
Thank you Ivy Tech for the
Best Practice Call--Held
September 22, 10:30-12:00
"Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration Program"
Sue Smith Ivy Tech
VP Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences
Learn about this innovative program that embeds SACA certificates, stacked curriculum and incorporates apprenticeships to serve Indiana manufacturing business partners. It is DOL funded so you have access to the curriculum.
Bryce Eaton: SMDI, Program Chair, Assistant Professor (Lafayette campus) and State Chair Smart Manufacturing & Digital Integration Program
Matthew Copeland, Program Chair, Assistant Professor (S. Bend / Elkhart campus)
Joseph Wheatly: Employer Connection (S. Bend / Elkhart campus)
Izza Jatala Kluzyn: Director of Apprenticeships (S. Bend Elkhart campus)
Natalie Nava, Student in SMDI program
Participants who would like th link to the recording, please contact
Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, ATEA Executive Director
Best Practice Call--November 3, 10:30-12:00 CT
Host: Adam Campbell, Interim Dean of Career and Technical Education, Heartland CC, Normal IL.
Hear from the team at Heartland CC who have developed programming to meet the needs of energy storage training for batteries in EV and Wind. They are training for high paying jobs with the goals of the State of Illinois for inclusion.
The program includes High Voltage
Best Practice Call--
We are honored to be asked by Board members, Dr. James Barrott and Cliff Wightman to encourage applications for two leadership positions in Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.
Dr. Carol Puryear-- Tennessee College of Applied Technology- Murfreesboro and Tennessee Board of Regents Workforce leader. Dr. Puryear's impact on Tennessee automotive manufacturing, Nissan in Murfreesboro and Ford EV trucks in Memphis has been significant. She has been a leader on the Tennessee ATEA national conference committees in 2013 and 2017 and a presenter in 2022. Thank you Dr. Puryear.
President Smith, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Athens. He has been an ATEA member and we appreciate his participation. Thank you President Smith.
Here are the announcement links provided by Chancellor Tydings, Tennessee Board of Regents
TCAT Murfreesboro: https://www.tbr.edu/hr/executivesearches/president-tcat-murfreesboro
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
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
Breakouts and Presentation opportunities
ATEA National Awards
3 D Futures Awards
The Huntsville CVB is coordinating with the Gulf Coast for a weekend package
Region 2 President
Cliff Wightman, President, Tennessee College of Applied Science--Crossville Tennessee
President of Regional Councils and Region 5 Council President
Dana Wolff, Faculty, Business Adm and Entreprenership. Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Region 6 Council President
Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, Tacoma. Washington
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
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.
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
Space launch https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/11/nasa-spacex-crew1-launch-space-station/