Welcome to FLATE
The 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
FLATE 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
New FLATE Impact Video
Florida Manufacturing Month 2017
- MFG Day Planning Call for Educators (Tuesday, Aug. 22 @ 3 p.m.)
- Regional MFG Day Coordinators Webinar (Held on August 9)
- Webinar Slides Available for downloading on the FLATE Wiki
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & INFORMATION POSTED AT:
ET Forum at College at Central Florida. September 28-29
HTEC Machining Educators’ Conference Series. (May-September 2017)
Science Educator Wokrshop. October 30-31
NEW! EXPLORING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FREE online course open to all.
“Made in FLORIDA 2015: What’s Made in Your Backyard?” (Teacher’s Guide & Student Handouts)