American Technical Education Association
More details of the Summit
Left: Nick Rhorer, Technical Trainer, apprentices in Ivy Tech and Endress+Hauser Smart Manufacturing 4.0 AAS degree with early stackable SACA certificates, on the right Robert Head, Apprenticeship Program Manager. Greenwood IN 2023
Hold April 10, 11, and 12 2024
for the ATEA Annual National Conference
"Collaboration for Maximum Impact"
hosted by WSU-Tech. Wichita Kansas, Chair Dr. Sheree Utash President
Early Bird Registration to open in December
Best Practice CALL --"CHAT GPT Educators and Employers challenges and Opportunities"
"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."
January 17, 2024
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aerospace and Space
J P Laguerre, Director of Education, 3 D Experience, Dassault Systemes
Southern California and New York
Agriculture Natural Resources
Ryan Purdy, President of Mid Plains CC. North Platte, NE
Ken Kirkland Dean of Health Sciences, Calhoun CC, Huntsville AL
HVAC workforce-focus on Heat Pumps. Tom Weiss
Dr. Betty Reynard, President of Lamar State College Port Arthur TX
Dr. Sandy Caldwell, Executive Director, Wyoming Community College Commission
Sue Smith, VP or Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Ivy Tech CC, Indiana
Cliff Wightman, President, Tennessee College of Applied Sciences-Crossville and Livingston
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
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.
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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.”
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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
Chancellor of 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.
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.
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
Dr. Jon Connolly, President of ATEA Board of Trustee and President of Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ
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
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.
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
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