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American Technical Education Association

ATEA is proud to announce that Executive Director Dr. Sandra Krebsbach

is the first recipient of the "Ronald D. Mc Cage" Award for Service and Excellence,presented to her September 11, 2018 at the CTECS Community of Practice Conference, Sacramento, California

ATEA National Conference April 3-5, Indianapolis, IN

"Racing to Industry 4.0"

ATEA AWARD nomination forms available September 1--must be a member to nominate

ATEA Fall Regional Conferences, Region 1 and Region 5

Region 1

"End to End Digitization" November 7-9

Hosted by Dassault Systemes Americans Site, Waltman, MA

November 9 tour of Olin College of Engineering

This special conference on the digital thread will change the way you think and respond to the future workforce needs of your students. I look forward to seeing you there as we learn and grow the importance of technical education in America. 

Keynote: Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Mr. James Peyser

Conference Schedule  Region1_Conference.pdf

Space is limited, registration rate of $250 is inclusive of program, welcome reception, conference day meals, and transportation to Olin College of Engineering.   Conference rate at Hyatt House is one block from the conference site

click to register

"End to End Digitization" ATEA Region I Conference

Dassault Waltham Massachusetts Executive Briefing site and Solid Works and Cativa US Offices

American Technical Education Association Region 1 Conference Committee

Committee Chair

Al Bunshaft SVP, 

Dassualt Sytemes Americas Global Affairs

Dr. Jon Connolly, President Sussex County Community College, Newton, New Jersey

Dr. Alex Clifford, VP and Provost, Maine College of Health Professions, Lewiston, Maine

Dr. James Sherrard, Chair, Nuclear Programs, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

Region 5

Hosted by Kansas City Kansas Community College

October 3-5,  Technical Programs Center

Conference Committee, Chaired by Cliff Smith, Associate Chief for Facilities and ATEA Board member

click to register

"Racing to Success" hosted by Kansas City Kansas Community College

Standing,left to right – Alicia Hooks, Cliff Smith-Chairperson, Kristin Povilonis, Lori Chaffin, Charles Knapp, Carly Eastling, Sheridan Smith   Front, left to right – Paul Hancock and Rich Piper

Keynote speaker 

All 8 tour links are on the registration page. 

Here is a video link of one of them

Dimensional Innovations 

News that effects technical education

Reverse Transfer Legisltion--4year credits applied to associates degrees and certificates

Digital Twins --digital product information from manufacturing through service

Incentive for completing 30 credits--next year free

Next ATEA  conference is 

Region 5

"Racing to Success" Oct. 4 and 5, 2018

hosted by Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas

registration opens in June!

 Region 1 Member Conference fall 2018

hosted by Dassault  Systemes  

"End to End Digitization"

November 7-9  

in Waltham, Massachusetts

2019 ATEA National Conference 

April 3-5 2019

"Racing to Industry 4.0"

hosted by Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana

2019 ATEA Region 5

Dunwoody College of Technology

October 2-4

Minneapolis, MN


ATEA member graduations

Three Rivers Community College, Norwich CT

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis MN 

Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA, presiding at her first commencement ceremony as president.

Gateway Technical College Graduation 2018

Lamar State College Port Arthur, Port Arthur, Texas. Dr. Betty Reynard, President

Lamar State College Port Arthur, record turn out for graduation-- 

Northeast State College, Blountville, Tennessee, ATEA Past President, James King, President of Northeast, speaking at the graduation ceremonies.


ATEA Slide Show --members are invited to send slides of your events

ATEA Region 3 and 6 conference with Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada November 9-10--click for link to TMCC and Panasonic program
ATEA Region 3 and 6 conference with Truckee Meadows Community College November 9 and 10 Reno, Nevada

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

Thank you Dunwoody College of Technology for renewing at an ATEA System level of $5000 for 100 members.

Technology Trends

ATEA strategically analyzes trends in technology and technical education.

See Tech Trends

ATEA System level sponsors


$1000 for 10 members

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 3 members


Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump

TCAT Crump

Host College membership

Host of Region 1 Workforce Summit 2017


TCAT Dickson and Clarksville


Watertown, South Dakota

 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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