About Us

Partnerships among employers and educators have never been more important as the country faces significant challenges in the preparation of its future workforce. Technology advances are changing industries at an unprecedented pace, demanding an expanding array of knowledge, skills, and abilities from technicians in the STEM disciplines. The workplace is undergoing a major transformation driven by the ongoing evolution of artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things, cybersecurity procedures, advanced robotics, digital design and prototyping, and the way in which these and other changing technologies interact within horizontally and vertically integrated systems.

In response, our project team is committed to enabling the NSF-Advanced Technological Education (ATE) community to collaborate regionally with industry partners, within and across disciplines, on the transformation of associate degree programs to prepare US technicians for the Future of Work.

Project Team

Industry Advisory Board