ATE Impacts Videos
The ATE Impacts book showcases the important role that two-year community and technical colleges play in building the skilled technical workforce and provide evidence of the United States’ critical economic need for technician education. The text, photos, and data throughout the 2022-2023 publication highlights the innovative and exciting work being done by the ATE community and by the people central to those efforts.
The accompanying videos created in collaboration with Vox Television share the experiences of those people – students, administrators, educators, and industry partners – and the profound impact of ATE initiatives on their lives and careers.
Asnuntuck Community College
Karen Wosczyna-Birch and Asnuntuck Community College partnered with local industry to update their manufacturing curriculum, and to address workforce needs in their home state. Thanks to ATE funding, their program is one of the largest and most successful of its kind.
Columbus State Community College
Honda’s Scot McLemore works directly with Columbus State Community College to help fill the need for electromechanical technicians, through a collaborative and creative education model. ATE funding enables students to split their time between the classroom and Honda’s production floor, learning new technologies in real time.
Pellissippi Community College
Nicholas Galloway was in need of a new career path when he found out about Pellissippi Community College’s wastewater and drinking water treatment plant operator program. The program’s ATE funding provides students with new equipment and technologies, giving Galloway a leg up in passing the rigorous state certification exams.
South Central College
South Central College President Annette Parker actively supported the idea of applying for an ATE grant in order to develop a mechatronics program. The resulting grant not only brought new technology to the college, but also fostered the development of a program that creates a path from high school, to college, to a career in mechatronics.