Welcome to FLATE

hccThe Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing, is the go-to organization for manufacturing and advanced technical education, best practices and resources supporting the high performance skilled workforce for Florida’s manufacturing sectors. FLATE provides exemplary industry partnerships, workforce opportunity, and educational synergy throughout the state of Florida by connecting industry and workforce needs to targeted educational endeavors at many community and state colleges across Florida.

 Made in Florida

headerFLATE has built a web portal for students in middle and high schools where they can learn about the wonderful, profitable opportunities in considering manufacturing as a career choice. Every day, we enjoy things that many people don’t realize were made in Florida. Behind every product and technology we use, there is a world of manufacturing. Today, in Florida, more than 14,000 different companies and 355,000 people work in the manufacturing field. The site has areas of information and resources for students, educators and industry.  Visit MadeInFlorida.org

Florida Manufacturing Month 2017 

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Manufacturing Day Planning Webinars!

  • Webinar 1: August 8 at 9 AM (Regional Coordinators)
  • Webinar 2: August 22 at 3 PM (Educators)




Register today for the 3rd Annual Manufacturing 5K Run Walk Paddle for Education

2017 Robotics Camp Photo Montage

2017 Robotics Camp on WFLA News Channel 8

FLATE Videos Page 

2017 Professional Development Opportunities 

FACTE Conference & FLATE Awards/Workshops. Lake Buena Vista, FL. July 17-19

HI-TEC Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. July 17-20

CTE Professional Study Day, August 3

NSF-Sponsored Grant Writing Workshop. August 7-9

ET Forum at College at Central Florida. September 28-29

HTEC Machining Educators’ Conference Series. (May-September 2017)

First Annual National Symposium for Supply Chain Automation. October 2-3

Science Educator Wokrshop. October 30-31


Miscellaneous Resources


New Resources for ET CORE and Machining NIMS Alignment

WHITE PAPER: Manufacturing Day Tours: Student Feedback Shows Huge Impact

“Made in FLORIDA 2015: What’s Made in Your Backyard?” (Teacher’s Guide & Student Handouts)