American Technical Education Association
Apprenticeship Innovation in the Field--L-R Adrienne Summers, Ex Director, Apprentices, AACC, DC; ATEA Immediate Past President, Sue Smith, VP for Technology and Applied Science Division, Ivy Tech; Callan Eschenburg, Apprenticeship Expansion, MI Dept. of Labor and Ec Opportunity; Dr. Janelle Hills, Sr Project Dr, Apprenticeship Training, San Jacinto College District, TX
CTE Programs in Rural Communities-R-L ATEA Member--Mari Volk, Dean of Current and Emerging Technologies, Bismarck State College, ND; center Dr. John Enamait, President, Stanley Community College NC; left Dr. Casey Sacks, President, Bridge Valley WV; standing-Dr. Kevin Boys, Ex Director, Community Colleges of Appalachia, OH
Infrastructure and the Skilled Trades L-R Jim Hermes Associate VP Gov Relations AACC; ATEA Board members--Dr. Sheree Utash, President WSU Tech, Wichita KS and Dr. Jimmy Hodges President Calhoun CC, Decatur and Huntsville Al; Brett Camacho, Dept Chair, Adv Fabrication and Transportation Fresno CA; and Tim Baber, Dept Chair, Welding Technology, College of the Canyons, CA
Policy Priorities, Dr. Aaron Fichtner, President of New Jersey Council of County Colleges, and ATEA Board member speaking on the panel. L-R: Frank Woodbeck, Ex. Director, Grants and Special Projects, College of Southern Nevada; Jim Hermes, Asociate VP Government Relations, AACC; Dr. Fichtner; Dr. Marcia Ballinger, President, Lorian County Community College, OH.
You are invited to register for ATEA's 60th national conference on technical education
To Renew, Restore and Ignite Technical Education
hosted by the
Alabama Community College Presidents Association
Calhoun Community College, Huntsville and Decatur Campuses
Serving the Redstone Arsenal, NASA, FBI headquarters, Mercedes Benz EV and Battery Production, Allied Health Innovation, Advanced Automotive Programs and more.
$500 for all registrants--receptions, breakfasts, luncheon and tours
Trade Show Vendors and Conference Sponsors
Breakouts and Presentation opportunities
ATEA National Awards
3 D Futures Awards
Check with the Huntsville CVB for coordinating with the Gulf Coast for a weekend package
Thank you Amatrol for your support of technical education and for being a platinum sponsor of the 60th ATEA national conference!
ATEA Board Leadership of
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
Pima College representative
Congratulations, appointed to Chancellor of Virginia Community College System.
Appointed to Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System effective April 1, 2023
Watch for ATEA November conference in Long Beach, California
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 Sectors 2023-2024
Aerospace and Space
Dr. David Dore
President of Campuses and Executive Vice Chancellor Pima College. Arizona
Dr. Sandy Caldwell
Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission
Dr. Matt Janisin
Vice President Business and Workforce Solutions, Gateway Technical College, Wisconsin
LAB Midwest, CEO and Tech Podcast, Wisconsin
Dr. Brad Tyndall
President, Central Wyoming 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.
Western Dakota Technical College Conference photos
7:00 AM SURF Tour Group Ready
Friday Session--"Unconscious Bias" Karie Kennedy
Breakout: "Second Chance Pell—Supporting Justice-Involved Students"
L--Whitney Bischoff, Director of Student Success and R: Jill Elder, Director of Compliance and Financial Aid
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
Sanford Underground Research Facility--lobby and mobile of the 365 miles of tunnel
Breakout session on "Gen Ed Speed Dating"--Justin Jutting and Tammi Dewes--how they built relationships and common understanding of how gen ed and technical courses compliment each other and how to value both
Bryan Mitchell, Program Director Electrical Trades Department--how WDTC built the Aquaponics Program and Hydration Lab through collaboration of -Environmental Sciences ,lead by Dr. Kelsey Murray, Electrical Trades led by Bryan.
Kelly Oehlerking, WDTC Strategic Planning Lead, "It’s Not Just a Shelf Decoration - Implementing a College-Wide Strategic Plan"
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
Mitch Nachtigall, Innovation and Development Director of Elevate Rapid City
Lori Fredrick, Economic Development Director, Elevate Rapid City, former Senior Business Development Director Office the Governor of South Dakota
Nick Wendell. Executive Director of the South Dakota Technical College System
Thank you Moss Enterprise and Lab Midwest for your support of technical education and ATEA
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ATEA has masterful content and presenters from around the nation that informs, inspires and connects participants around technical education.
Here is the 2022nApril 26, 27 and 28 2023 National Conference
free to those who registered, reduced for active members and available for registration.
ATEA Board member, Dr. Alex Clifford and Seargent Major in the Maine National Guard has been deployed to Poland, here is a video of the send off
Anthony Landis, Director of Postsecondary Education for the Ohio Department of Higher Education
Dr. Shawn Mackey Deputy Executive Director of Programs and Accountability, Mississippi Community College Board
Chelle Travis, Executive Director of Skills USA
Dr. Lin Zhou, President, Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA
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
Space launch https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/11/nasa-spacex-crew1-launch-space-station/