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ATE's Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence

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Leadership by the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (FLATE) fosters the expansion of Florida’s engineering technology (ET) associate in science (AS) degree programs, where enrollment has grown and graduates have the skills necessary to become certified production technicians.

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Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program, FLATE integrates the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council Certification (MSSC) into ET core courses and promotes and supports advanced manufacturing through "Made in Florida" student outreach and faculty professional development, among other activities.

You can read more about FLATE in the publication ATE Centers IMPACT: Partners with Industry for a new American Workforce. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 2, 2017)

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