NSF ATE Centers
The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program supports the development of innovative approaches for educating highly skilled technicians for the industries that drive the nation’s economy.
The ATE program features two-year college educators as leaders in this endeavor because public community and technical colleges are the major sources for technician education in the US. The competitive grant program’s structure also encourages partnerships with employers and secondary school and university educators. As a result, the innovations that ATE centers and projects devise and test are model programs that reach students from secondary schools to community colleges and universities. They also generate career pathways for students to follow from certificate and degree programs to employment in established and emerging industries.
Visit the ATE Central to learn more about these dynamic programs.