Awards Recognize Manufacturers & Educators in Florida
Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), the National Science Foundation Center for High-Tech Manufacturing located at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon, is calling on manufacturers, educators and industry colleagues to submit nominations for the 2013 FLATE Awards. As part of a seven year commitment to recognize outstanding contributions made by Florida’s manufacturers and educators to advance technician training and education, FLATE will present three awards: The Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award, Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award and the FLATE Industry Distinguished Service Award. Awards will be presented at the annual Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) Manufacturers Summit, which will be held December 4-6 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE says the awards reflect FLATE’s efforts to recognize valuable contributions made by industry as well as educators at the secondary and post-secondary education levels.
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The Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award recognizes a community college, or technical school educator for their outstanding contribution to manufacturing and engineering technology education at the post-secondary level. Nominees for the award have made a significant impact on technology education in the local and state level. Publications contributing to manufacturing education, with originality of ideas and techniques, are strongly encouraged as supporting documentation.
The Manufacturing Secondary Educator-of-the-Year Award recognizes a middle, or high school educator for his or her outstanding contribution to manufacturing and engineering technology education. Current and past nominees for the award exhibit a strong impact on technology education in the local and state level. The Industry Distinguished Service Award recognizes a key industry person for his/her role in promoting technology education and career awareness in the workplace. Nominees under this category have had a proven impact on technology education at the local and state level, and exhibit exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action in promoting FLATE’s missions. The award mirrors FLATE’s commitment to recognize industry colleagues who have made significant strides in outreach, education, and training of today’s technology workforce.
The nomination period is open until August 31, 2013. Selections will be made by FLATE’s Industrial Advisory Committee, Award Subcommittee in September, followed by review and approval by FLATE’s Executive Committee members. Award recipients will be notified of their selection in October. To nominate an educator, or an industry colleague visit the FLATE Awards page, or contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FLATE is a National Science Foundation Regional Center of Excellence, committed to ensuring Florida has a well prepared workforce for advanced and emerging technologies. Created in 2004, FLATE is one of 46 Advanced Technological Education Centers in the United States funded by the National Science Foundation focused on improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and training to meet the needs of American advanced technology industries. For more information visit www.fl-ate.org.
Hillsborough Community College serves more than 48,000 students annually on five campuses and three centers throughout Hillsborough County. HCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information visit www.hccfl.edu.