American Technical Education Association
Dear ATEA Members,
It is my great honor to serve as the president of ATEA. This is an amazing organization that has been blessed with visionary leaders who have served as both stewards directing the operation and mentors supporting the growth and development of its members. ATEA membership includes many benefits including access to the knowledge, best practices, and technical expertise for excellence in training and education through sharing with colleagues and peers.
I have been involved with ATEA in various capacities over the last 20 plus years and it has been an invaluable organization in the history of technical education in the United States and in the future of technical education both nationally and just beginning to form international relationships.
Above all ATEA values all members and we want members to get the most benefit from belonging to this group of technical experts and professionals. We are interested in hearing from you. Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director of ATEA, works tirelessly to improve the organization and the member experience. We are interested in your ideas to improve and add to the value of ATEA. Please reach out to us with your suggestions.
I look forward to my term as president. We are in exciting times for technical education. It is a time of disruption and we have been disrupting higher education by innovating in knowledge, equipment, certifications and best practices since the beginning of ATEA.
By the end of my term of service we will likely be well into and perhaps through the fourth industrial revolution. There will be careers and occupations that do not exist today. At ATEA we have the advantage of relying on each other and working together to ensure that technical education continues to provide the competencies and skills critical to students and employers. We are the past and the future!
Thank you for this opportunity. I look forward to support from past presidents and our active and engaged board to continue to grow and develop ATEA!
Founded in 1928 in New York by William Fenniger and a team of technical educators, business and government leaders across the United States, the American Technical Education Association was formed for the purpose of supporting technical education to foster American industry, good jobs and the skill development of individuals. The 2019 Board of Trustees is from 17 states and are system, institutional, faculty, business, association and state departments.
L-R backrow: Dr. Shawn Mackey, Al Bunshaft, Dr. Alex Clifford, Dr.Bryan Albrecht President 2017-2019, Brooks Jacobsen, Dr. Rich Wagner Past President 2013-15, Dr. Betty Reynard, Adrian San Miguel, Jim New, Ryan Purdy, Cliff Wightman, Front row: Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, Executive Director, Jimmy Hodges, James King Past President 3 term 2006-11, Dr. Ann Bolman, Marie Price, Dana Wolff, Dr. James Sherrard, Paul Perkins, Dr. Lin Zhou, Dr. Jon Connolly and Dr. Scott Mickelsen.
Click below for board photos and biographies
Dr. James Barrott
Executive Vice President Technical College,
Chattanooga State Community College
Dr. Aaron Fichtner
New Jersey County College Council
Trenton, New Jersey
Mr. Jimmy Hodges
Wallace State College
Dr. Scott Mickelsen
Dawson Community College
Idaho Forest Group
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
Tennessee College of Applied Science
Region 5 Conference October 2-4, hosted by Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis MN
registration open June 1 rates are early bird $175 for members and $195 none members
conference hotel Double Tree located in St. Louis Park a nearby suburb of Minneapolis--
4 miles from Dunwoody College of Technology
It was the “Disney world for technical education”
This was an awesome conference and I enjoyed every second of it.
Thanks again and I look forward to working with ATEA in any capacity available.
Shelanda Simmons, Instructor, Administrative Office Technology
Tennessee College of Applied Technology --Memphis
Dana Hersrud, Outstanding Technical Student, Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, South Dakota
Jade Hollister, Outstanding Technical Teacher, Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, South Dakota
Robotics and Electronics, Outstanding Technical Program, Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, South Dakota
Regional Health Center, Rapid City South Dakota, Silver Star of Excellence Award, jointly awarded with the National Technical Honor Society
It was a South Dakota Sweep! 2017 was A Tennessee Sweep!
for photos and read more Award Winners 2019
American Technical Education Association signs MoU with Chinese Education Association for International Exchange
Dr. Lin Zhou, President of Bates Technical College, and ATEA Board of Trustee, Mr. YuYougen, Director of TVET and Professional Training, Ministry of Education, and Dr. Sandra Gehlen Krebsbach, ATEA Executive Director
Dr. Gehlen Krebsbach and Mrs. Shen Xuesong, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Education at signing
Dr. Gehlen Krebsbach, Presenting ATEA and "Scaling Technical Education for Incentivized Industries"
January 27, 2019
"The National Science Foundation has established The Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier program as one of its 10 Big Ideas to push forward the frontiers of U.S. research and provide innovative approaches to solve some of the most pressing problems the country faces."
"Future of Work," Dr. Bryan Albrecht, Journal Times, January 27, 2019
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 your interest in a skilled workforce and the contribution of technical education to innovation.
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.