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

Manufacturing Day 2016

Made in Florida Industry Tours for MFG Month Inspires Next Generation of Engineers

Manufacturing Month was celebrated and observed on a wide scale basis across Florida as manufacturers once again8 braced for one of the biggest events of the year that defines the strength of American Manufacturing. FLATE, worked cohesively with its statewide industry partners,  FloridaMakes, and Hillsborough Manufacturing Alliance to coordinate industry tours and events across the state. FLATE’s commitment and rationale behind MFG Month initiative is crystallized in a broader perspective. It involves an inclusive strategy to build, support and empower each of its stakeholders to champion causes that are geared to sustain a long-term commitment to MFG Day initiative and position manufacturing industry as a vital part of the economy. Full Article

For a full listing of Industry Tours & MFG Month Events across Florida visit http://madeinflorida.org/manufacturing-day

MFG Day Tour Surveys


#FLMFGMonth16  News & Events 

More #FLMfgMonth16 Resources at www.mfgday-fl.com and www.flate.pbwiki.com

What’s New?


2016 Manufacturing Day

NEW! Women in Manufacturing Video

focusSummer 2016 Professional Development Opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute for ROBOTICS


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)

Job Task Analysis (JTA) Booklet for Smart Grid TechnicianJournal Tour Comments Article_Compressed COVER

New Resources for ET CORE and Machining NIMS Alignment