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American Technical Education Association

The American Technical Education

An association focused on the technology and innovation across sectors and builds networks and relationships among those to teach, administer and employ the workforce.




The Tech Ed Podcast link to hear the full interview of Sue Smith, Vice President for Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana

Sue talks about Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration with Matt Kirchner,The Tech Ed Podcast owner and host.

key take away from Sue is the future of higher education is "No Credential Left Behind.'

Tech Ed Podcast Interview with Sue Smith, VP Ivy Tech

Matt Kirchner, host of Tech Ed Podcast. Matt and Sue are ATEA Board Members

Board of Trustees 2023

ATEA Best Practice Call August 10, 2023 

"CHATGPT: Responding to the Challenge and Opportunity"

Thank you Dr. Sandy Caldwell for moderating


Host: Dr. Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director of Wyoming Community College Commission, ATEA Board of Trustee

"Community and Technical Colleges educate technicians in a wide range of industries including computer science, data science, and robotics among many others. As such, the integration of ChatGPT and AI in the various fields will likely escalate and become a part of the academic programs."

Thank you Dr. Steven Barrett,Dr. Steven Barrett

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering University of Wyoming 


for the presentation with practical applications and for sharing the progress of the University of Wyoming on levels of citations for students to follow to appropriately attribute the use of ChatGPT and other LLM's.  


The Wyoming Legislature recently  held hearings on ChatGPT with expert testimony from around the nation and from the University of Wyoming which in January 2023 convened  a taskforce to develop programming on ChatGPT

--Dr. Barrett will share with you what they are learning.

Dr. Steven Barrett biography.docx

Thank you to the participants who will reconvene in a workgroup in September to share their experiences, best practices and challenges.




ATEA President Reynard hosts DOE at Lamar State College Port Arthur, Port Arthur, Texas

Full Live Stream Video available

Please click below and ATEA will email the link to you.

DOE Listening Session held at Lamar State College Port Arthur

June 14, 2023, Secretary Jennifer Granholm's Listening Session in Port Arthur, Texas, hosted by Dr. Betty Reynard at Lamar State College Port Arthur. With Secretary Granholm was Shelanda Baker, Director of Economic Impact and Diversity and Advisor to the Secretary. The DC contingent included 30 others. 



Port Arthur leader, Yadira Cardenas, President of League of United Latin American Citizens,(LULAC) ,with Dr. Reynard and Secretary Granholm, June 14 on the closing panel of the Listening Session.


Dr. Betty Reynard, ATEA Board of Trustees President 2023-2025

President of Lamar State College Port Arthur, Port Arthur, Texas

 




Dr. Ann Bolman, ATEA Board of Trustee 1st Vice President-President Elect--2023-205

President of Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City South Dakota 


Ryan Purdy, ATEA Board of Trustee 2nd Vice President 2023-25

President of MidPlains Community College, North Platte, Nebraska 

American Technical Education Board of Trustee Executive Committee and Board 2023

Board of Trustees 2023

ATEA Sector and Region 6 Council

November 8 and9

Fall 2023 conference in Long Beach, California

 ATEA Board Leadership of

Region 6


President Dr. Lin Zhou

President Bates Technical College, Tacoma Washington



Vice President, J P Laguerre,

Academic Director, 3 D Experience, Dassault Systems, Long Beach CA

Watch for ATEA November conference in Long Beach, California

Welcome to the

American Technical Education Association

 serving American technical education since 1928 by

communicating the role and importance of technical education,

sharing best  practices, building relationships,

and identifying the technology and trends that will effect technical education.   

Join to participate in the ATEA Sector Programming and to participate in your Region's Council.

ATEA Overview 2023.docx




ATEA Regional Councils

ATEA members can serve as Regional Council members  Join ATEA We Welcome your membership

Contact ATEA to be included on the Regional Council for your location.  ATEA assists with convening and hosting conferences for your region, build lasting relationships and share best practices

ATEA Sectors 2023-2024

ATEA Members can lead Sectors as Champion and Connectors--identifying the focus of the sector for the coming year and other sector positions, of Experts, Faculty and Business Partners--who will be invite to serve on panels and to host Best Practice Calls.  ATEA Board Chair of the Sectors is Past President, Sue Smith, VP for Advanced  Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Ivy Tech.   ATEA encourages broad based participation.  Please contact ATEA to be forwarded to Sue Smith by August 10 if you are interested in participating--ATEA skrebsbach@dunwoody.edu 

Aerospace and Space

Champion

J  P Laguerre, Director of Education, 3 D Experience, Dassault Systemes

Southern California and New York


Agriculture Natural Resources

Champion

Ryan Purdy, President of Mid Plains CC. North Platte, NE

"Renaissance of Technical Education: Artificial Intelligence in forestry heavy equipment, farming, ranching and aquaponics

Allied Health

Champion

Ken Kirkland Dean of Health Sciences, Calhoun CC, Huntsville AL



Construction

Champion

HVAC workforce-focus on Heat Pumps.  Tom Weiss 


Energy

Champion

Dr. Betty Reynard, President of Lamar State College Port Arthur TX



Information Technology

Champion

Dr. Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director, Wyoming Community College Commission

Manufacturing

Champion

Sue Smith, VP or Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Ivy Tech CC, Indiana



Transportation

Champion

Cliff Wightman, President, Tennessee College of Applied Sciences-Crossville and Livingston



Newly appointed to the ATEA Board 2023-2026

Board of Trustees 2023

Dr. David Dore

Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System

Dr. Sandy Caldwell

Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission


Dr. Brad Tyndall

President, Central Wyoming College


Matt Kirchner

LAB Midwest, CEO and Tech Podcast, Wisconsin

Dr. Matt Janisin

VP Business and Workforce Solitons

Gateway Technical College

My experience at ATEA has been more impactful that I ever imagined. Not only have I met extremely talented leaders that are doing cutting edge work in technical education, but the level of camaraderie and willingness to help one another is special. It is not about the title that each has, but about helping each other solve real problems. Every time I reach out to an ATEA member, I am received with a warm welcome and provided industry leading advice. I encourage you to join ATEA. 



Brian Bontempo

Superintendent Auburn Career Center

8221 Auburn Road

Concord Twp., OH 44077

440.358.8011


Anyone seeking the latest developments in technical education will find no better source that ATEA. It is the only educational or industry association in the world focused solely on technical education. Through its many conferences, and publications, ATEA showcases the latest technologies in each technical discipline, such as Industry 4.0, and presents innovative teaching strategies that helps elevate its member organizations to the highest levels of performance. ATEA members are also a very welcoming group of professionals who go out of their way to share ideas and help other members improve their programs. Membership in ATEA is an opportunity to gain new knowledge and make many great lifelong friendships.”

Paul Perkins

President, Amatrol, Inc.

2400 Centennial Blvd 

Jeffersonville IN 47130 | USA

t. 812-288-8285 ยท  800-264-828Transforming the Global Workforce One Life at a Tim

ATEA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Dr. David Dore

President of Campuses and Executive Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Workforce Development, Pima College District Arizona

appointed

Chancellor of Virginia Community College System 

David Dore Appointed Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System



First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Visited Bates Technical College in October.  ATEA Board member Dr. Lin Zhou welcomed her interest in technical education and apprenticeships.


First lady Jill Biden visits Bates Technical College 100722.docx


Department of Energy Secretary Grandholm and 35 members of the Department and the EPA were hosted at Lamar State College Port Arthur on June 13 for Listening Session on Energy Justice.

2022 ATEA FALL CONFERENCE--

"Supporting Students and Faculty Success"  October 19--20-21

held in Rapid City.  Thank you to  host 

ATEA Conference Program WDTC 10-2022.pdf

Tour of Sanford Underground Research Facility--slides

Tech Presentation_ Apr 2022_OPS[44].pptx




Western Dakota Technical College Conference photos

Sanford Underground Research  Facility SURF--Lead, South Dakota

Presenters from Systems and Operations at SURF

L-Al Stratman, Engineering Director

Tim Baumgartner, Surface Operations and Utilities Director

Will McElroy, Deputy Director of Operations

Tracey Doherty, Moss Enterprises with  Gillette CC Wyoming faculty and Dean

ATEA  Tour of SURF's Water Treatment  Facility



LAB Midwest L-Joe Gingrich, Gillette CC, WY and Nick Mootz Lab Midwest


ATEA Downtown Rapid City




Network gathering before the opening session. Right  Dr. Betty Reynard, President of Lamar State College, Port Arthur, ATEA 1st VP and President-elect, center Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Ex Director ATEA, Dana Wolff, Southeast Technical College, ATEA President of the Regions and STC faculty

Tour of Caterpillar Design- back row left: Sean McCrary, Sheridan CC Diesel and Truck Driving;Travis Grubb, Dean of CTE, Gillette;  Joe Gingrich, Diesel Gillette College; Mike Ebbing STI HR instructor; Sylar Stitt Diesel and front right Kristin Henderson, General Ed Lake Area; Center: Barry Spriggs VP of Academic and Student Affairs Gillette CC--and Gina Grant, Gen Ed, Lake Area Tech

Dr. Ann Bolman, opening Friday sessions

Opening Welcome, Dinner and Panel




Opening Welcome

Dr. Jon Connolly, President of ATEA Board of Trustee and President of Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ

Opening Welcome

Dr. Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Technical College and ATEA 2nd VP

Opening Panel Economy of Western South Dakota and "Elevate Rapid City"

Moderator: Chandra Calvert, WDTC--Director of Industry Relation and Grant Management


Thank you Moss Enterprise and Lab Midwest  for your support of technical education and ATEA



Commitment of ATEA to Diversity Equity and Inclusion 

Board of

trustee TAsk Force Leadership


Anthony Landis, IFF Organization, Ohio

Chelle Travis, Executive Director of Skills USA


Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA, Region 6 President

Dr.  Shawn Mackey Deputy Executive Director of Programs and Accountability, Mississippi Community College Board

Thank you for your service on the ATEA Board of Trustees 2013-2023 and on for supporting ATEA DEI Taskforce




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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/11/nasa-spacex-crew1-launch-space-station/

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

ATEA INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS AT THE SUPPORTING LEVEL  

$1000 for 15 members


Land of Lincoln Community College

Springfield, Illinois



https://www.3ds.com/

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

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

https://www.southeasttech.edu/




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http://www.cacc.edu/

Host College membership


American Technical Education Association


A
premier association for the post secondary technical educator, with emphasis on professional development.


ATEA
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located on  the 
Dunwoody College of Technology Campus


Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director
612-381-3315
skrebsbach@dunwoody.edu

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