American Technical Education Association
Dr. Rich Wagner, President of Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, Minnesota's closing speech and Dunwoody's commencement on May 26, 2021, at CHS Baseball field, St. Paul, Minnesota. It is a message for all graduates of technical colleges in 2021.
And now, as you start the next leg of your journey you carry a responsibility to perpetuate Dunwoody’s reputation through your actions and accomplishments. Are you ready to meet that challenge?
We have all the confidence that you will succeed. Think about all you’ve overcome. You have now endured over a year of challenges associated with a pandemic and the radical changes in how we live, how we go to school and how we do just about everything. You watched the challenges of social injustice as Minneapolis and Minnesota became the epi-center of the call for equity. All while you were trying to finish your education.
You not only endured these crises, you embraced the challenges and with courage and determination you stayed focused and finished your education.
That’s why we all have confidence in you. What you did to finish your education, the discipline, dedication, and commitment you demonstrated has prepared you for success in a very different and difficult world. And now, the world needs you more than ever. We need you to keep industry moving, to help economies restart, to be the talent so many companies need so we as a state and nation have the capacity for economic growth.
We need you, as so many Dunwoody alumni have, to go into the world and help repair what is broken. To use your education to build stronger communities and a better world.
We know you will live up to this charge because you have been equipped with a Dunwoody education and you have demonstrated the ability to overcome significant challenges.
You now represent the best Dunwoody has to offer, and your actions and accomplishments will build Dunwoody’s reputation for the next generation of Dunwoody students. We look forward with great anticipation to hearing about your successes.
Congratulations, thank you for attending Dunwoody and good luck -
Dr. Richard Wagner
President of Dunwoody College of Technology
Dr. Richard Wagner
President, Dunwoody College of Technology
with ALS interpreter
Thank you to all keynotes, presenters, panelists, sector champions and participants for a landmark national conference technology and changes that will transform a workforce training that can transcend sectors
Cybersecurity, Allied Health, Artificial Intelligence, Agriculture and Forest Product and
Aerospace, Unmanned Systemes and Space Exploration
If you missed it, you can register for the video of the full conference
the link will be sent to you after you register.
All keynotes are available to the public on YouTube ATEAonline or the link below
April 27, 28 and 29 2021--ATEA National Conference Workforce Intelligence--Human Machine and Technical Education
Chris Zannetos, CEO Covered Security
"Cybersecurity a Bridge to a Stronger and Equitable Society"
Opening Conference Keynote
Todd McLees, Pendio Group.
"Future of Work"
Opening Keynote Wednesday April 28 Artificial Intelligence and Allied Health sectors
Dr. Mary Thornley, President of Trident Technical College, Charleston South Carolina
"Workforce that Works"
Keynote for April 29 the Aerospace Sector
Officers for the American Technical Education Association 2021Line of succession vice presidents each serving two year terms in each position up to and as president through 2029
One of ATEA’s strengths is leadership. With active members and an engaged board, ATEA has excelled in providing services to its members and supporting technical education. Strong and consistent leadership is critical to any organization. ATEA is proud to announce an amazing slate of leaders to continue its mission and vision. Thank you to our board of trustees for your support and to everyone who stepped up to assume a leadership role for ATEA. We look forward to the future! Susan G. Smith, President, ATEA Board of Trustees 2019-2021
1st V P, 2021-2023
2nd VP 2021-2023
3rd VP 2021-2023
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.
Space launch https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/11/nasa-spacex-crew1-launch-space-station/