What is the American Technical Education Association?
ATEA is an autonomous, non-affiliated international association devoted solely to the purposes of postsecondary technical education. It is an organization dedicated to excellence in the quality of postsecondary technical education with emphasis on professional development. ATEA is a driving force behind workforce development.
ATEA was founded in Delmar, New York in 1928 and incorporated as a non-profit professional education association in 1960. In 1973 the national headquarters moved from New York to Wahpeton, North Dakota to the campus of North Dakota State College of Science. In 2012 the national office moved to Dunwoody College of Technology, a private non-profit technical college founded in 1914 in Minneapolis.
The American Technical Education Association (ATEA) is the association for the postsecondary technical educator with emphasis on professional development. The organization is dedicated to excellence in quality of postsecondary education focusing on practical teaching ideas and best practices. ATEA recognizes outstanding performance and leadership and provides a network for career connectivity.
- Promotion of high quality technical education.
- Advocating the value of technical education to society.
- Dissemination of information regarding current issues, trends and exemplary practices in technical education.
- Partnering with educational institutions, business, industry, labor and government to enhance workforce development strategies.
- Teach, serve or administer technical education at the postsecondary level.
- Hire technically prepared employees.
- Support or provide technical education pathways: secondary to postsecondary or postsecondary to university levels.
Top Ten Reasons to Join ATEA:
10. Workforce Development
9. Keep the Perkins dream alive
8. Savings on a variety of insurance programs
7. Active involvement with business and industry
6. Links to member institutions via the ATEA Web site
5. Subscription to the ATEA Journal
4. Regional and national conferences
3. Awards for outstanding performance and leadership
2. Professional growth and development
1. Networking with technical education professionals
Annual Membership Rates
Individual Members $75
Individual Retired Members $30
Individual Student Members $15
Individual Life Membership $600
Institutional Members $500
Corporate/Business Members $500
Sustaining Members and Donors
ATEA has sponsorship categories for those who wish to contribute to ATEA's ability to develop programming and communicate advancements in technology that support the American technically trained workforce in all regions and in all areas of employment.
Sustaining Institutional $1000
Sustaining Corporate $1500
Donors: ATEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Those wishing to make a charitable donation, please contact:
Dr. Sandra Krebsbach
Executive Director ATEA
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-381-3315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Trustees
Dr. Larry Moser, Trio Program Advisor, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Vice President and President Elect
Dr. Rich Wagner, President Dunwoody College of Technology | Minneapolis MN
Executive Committee Members of the Board of Trustees
James King, Vice Chancellor Tennessee Technology Centers Tennessee Board of Regents | Nashville TN
Bob Wallace, Director of Finance Tennessee Technology Centers | Nashville TN
Dr. Paul Young, President North Wyoming Community College | Sheridan WY
Executive Director, ex officio
Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, ATEA, Dunwoody College of Technology | Minneapolis MN
Board of Trustees
Dr. Harry Bowman, President Emeritus, Council on Occupational Education | Clermont FL
Bethany T. Clem-Shockney, Dean Workforce Development and Technical Business and CIS, Calhoun Community College | Decatur AL
Dr. Robert Dunker, President Emeritus, Western Iowa Technical and Community College | Dakota Dunes SD
Brooks Jacobsen, Instructor, Robotic and Electronics, Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown SD
Dr. Ron Langrell, President, Bates Technical College | Tacoma
Jane Hildenbrand, Chair and Professor, Early Childhood Education, Ivy Tech Community College | Kokomo IN
Dr. Ron Langrell, President, Bates Technical College / Tacoma WA
Dr. Shawn Mackey, Associate Executive Director, Workforce, Career and Technical Education, MS CCB l Jackson MS
Dr. Keith McClanahan, Director, Advanced Technology and Allied Health | Arkansas State University-Beebe
Dr. Ron McCage, President CTECS | Decatur, GA
Dr. Mike Mires, Dean of Professional, Technical and Workforce Education, North Idaho College | Coeur d’Alene ID
Paul Perkins, Amatrol, Inc. | Jefferson IN
James Sardin, Program Manager Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. | Jackson MS
Dr. James Sherrard, Chair Nuclear Programs, Three Rivers Community and Technical College | Norwich CT
Tom Snyder, President Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis IN
Chelle Travis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Tennessee Technology Centers, Nashville TN
John Zeit, Time Consultants | Kent , OH