Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL QFLATE Mtg Florida Advanced Technological Education Center http://fl-ate.org "FLATE's ET Forum is always a great collaboration where FLATE has successfully bound together Florida's state and community colleges to drive progressive thinking and to share new ideas and innovations...lt has been an honor to take part in the ET Forums." Bryan Kamm, Chief Executive Officer Kamm Consulting Tampa, FL FLATE Out reach Includes Manufacturing Day Tours & Messaging Advice In 2018 the Made in Florida outreach program included 178 Manufacturing Day tours for 5,075 students and 392 educators and parents. The tours have proven to be an effective outreach strategy for engaging students in first-hand experiences in modern manufacturing. Forty-five percent (169 girls and 408 boys) of the 1,273 students who completed surveys reported that they .... .... = = - = .. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION CENTER were considering advanced manufacturing careers after their tours. In responses to girls' interest in careers that help people, FLATE provides messaging that explains STEM technicians' roles in the sustained growth and stability of the US economy. FLATE's recruitment strategies for men and women emphasize manufacturing careers as creative, hands-on, and helpful to society. FLATEprograms introduce students to manufacturing fields and robotics.