FLATE Focus (January 2016)
FLATE will best achieve its mission in partnerships among other organizations locally,
regionally, statewide, and nationally. We have active and ongoing partnership projects with a number of organizations – some big, some small, some narrowly focused and others crosscutting. We use our FLATE guiding & operating principles to help determine if and how we should engage with other groups. We want our partnership projects to be richly meaningful, mutually beneficial to all involved and broaden FLATE’s impact on manufacturing education, outreach, professional development, and to strengthen our intellectual merit. Our partnership projects have defined tasks, deliverables and projected outcomes that we would like to achieve. FLATE also has non-specific project partnerships with a number of organizations. These organizations have shared mission and visions, and we call on each other for events and activities which also have mutually compatible goals. You can read more about our current partner and partnership projects on our website at http://fl-ate.org/partners.