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

Florida Manufacturers Brace for Statewide Industry Tours & Events for MFG Month

October 7 marked the official kick off for Manufacturing Day/Month. Here in Florida,   manufacturers across the state are mfg-month-tours-croppedhosting a number of events targeted to put a spotlight on Florida’s diverse manufacturing sectors. Counties and cities across Florida issued proclamations marking October as MFG Month. Thousands of students and educators from schools across Florida are set to participate in industry tours geared to showcase products that are “Made in Florida” as well as get an up-close look at opportunities for high-skilled, high-wage careers offered through Florida’s approximately 19,000 manufacturing companies. Read more

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

MFG Day Tour Surveys


FLATE Educator Resources #FLMfgMonth16

FLATE promotes the following “recipe” for successful “Made in Florida” student tours, and has compiled a number of resources for educators and students

More Information at: www.mfgday-fl.com and www.flate.pbwiki.com.

Join us in the celebration! Start with a tour of our websites where you will find Florida-specific resources and information: www.mfgday-fl.com and www.flate.pbwiki.com. Download a high resolution image file of our logo here; and a Printable MFG DAY-FL posterL24’x36”) here.

MFG Day Contacts:

  • Dr. Marilyn Barger, 813.259.6578/barger@fl-ate.org
  • Danielly Orozco, 813.259.6575/orozco@fl-ate.org
  • Janice Mukhia, 813.259.6581/mukhia@fl-ate.org
  • Jesse Kokotek, 813.259.6541/kokotek@fl-ate.org
  • Joyce Johannson (joyce.johannson@floridamakes.com), FloridaMakes
  • Elizabeth Vocke (evocke@thinkcreativeinc.com), MFG Alliance of Hillsborough County

#FLMFGMonth16  News & Events 

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)

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New Resources for ET CORE and Machining NIMS Alignment