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

What’s New?


FLATE Videos Page (NEW)

2016 Manufacturing Day (NEW Updates)

Summer 2016 Professional Development Opportunities

2017 Professional Development Opportunities

Florida Engineering Education Conference. University of Central Florida, Orlando. March. 3.

Florida Engineering Technology Forum. Chipola College, Marianna, FL. March 30-31.

SkillsUSA Florida Statewide Competition. Lakeland, FL. April 23-26.

Advanced Manufacturing Summer Institute for ROBOTICS. June 2017

Florida Energy Teachers’ Network Conference. (TBD)

FLATE Annual Teacher Camp. (TBD)

HTEC Machining Educators’ Conference.

FACTE Conference & FLATE Awards/Workshops. Lake Buena Vista, FL. July 25-27

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


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)