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American Technical Education Association

Register below for the conference--the rate is $500 for all receptions, keynotes, plenary, breakouts and tours

ATEA National Conference: "Restore, Renew, and Ignite" hosted by Alabama Community College Presidents' Council at Calhoun Community College, Huntsville

Autonomous Snow Plow Competition hosted by Dunwoody College of Technology January 20-21

competitors: Case Western, LakeArea Tech. Iowa State, Mankato State, Ottawa Caribou, North Dakota State University

Dean E.J. Daigle, Dunwoody --competition host

North Dakota State  University

ATEA Board Members and Member were panelists at the AACC Workforce Development Institute
"Shock Proof" January 18-20, 2023

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

Register here

Trade Show Vendors and Conference Sponsors

ATEA 2023 Trade Show Restore Renew Ignite Technical Education


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 Region 6 Council

planning Fall 2023 conference in Long Beach California

 ATEA Board Leadership of

Region 6

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

Welcome to the

American Technical Education Association

 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 Overview December 2022-23.pdf

ATEA Sectors 2023-2024

Aerospace and Space


Allied Health



Information Technology



Newly appointed to the ATEA Board 2023-2025

Board of Trustees 2023

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

Matt Kirchner

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. 

Brian Bontempo

Superintendent Auburn Career Center

8221 Auburn Road

Concord Twp., OH 44077


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.”

Paul Perkins

President, Amatrol, Inc.

2400 Centennial Blvd 

Jeffersonville IN 47130 | USA

t. 812-288-8285 ยท  800-264-828Transforming the Global Workforce One Life at a Tim


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 

David Dore Appointed Chancellor of the 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.

First lady Jill Biden visits Bates Technical College 100722.docx


"Supporting Students and Faculty Success"  October 19--20-21

held in Rapid City.  Thank you to  host 

ATEA Conference Program WDTC 10-2022.pdf

Tour of Sanford Underground Research Facility--slides

Tech Presentation_ Apr 2022_OPS[44].pptx

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

Opening Welcome

Dr. Jon Connolly, President of ATEA Board of Trustee and President of Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ

Opening Welcome

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

ATEA Regional Councils

ATEA members can serve as Regional Council members  Join ATEA We Welcome your membership

"Renaissance of Technical Education: Artificial Intelligence the Next Frontier"

click to view the presenters and to register for videos

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

Commitment of ATEA to Diversity Equity and Inclusion 

Board of

trustee TAsk Force Leadership

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.

Technology Trends

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

Management of Technology Masters U of M

Space launch

See Tech Trends

ATEA System level Members

100 members from your system, college or ecosystem-each receives the same conference discounts, ATEA Journal and ATEA members connections


$1000 for 15 members

Land of Lincoln Community College

Springfield, Illinois

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 6 members

Lincoln Land Community College

Bismarck State College - Discover the Next Version of Yourself

H Logo MarkHighland Community College, Hinds, KS

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Host College membership

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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